2015 Columbia College, Chicago IL
MFA – Interdisciplinary Arts and Media

2011 Loyola University, Chicago IL
Graduate Certificate – Graphic Design

2007 Illinois State University, Normal IL
BS – Fine Art Photography (Minor: Art History)


2015-present Workshop Instructor/Designer, Chicago IL     
Design and executing digital/new media and game design workshops for adults, kids and teens. These programs take place over 2-3 days and end with students creating projects that can be anything from an interactive website to a board game to a 3D printed sculpture.

2014 Graduate Assistant, Convergence Academies, Columbia College, Chicago IL
Maintained media equipment, created extracurricular multimedia activities for hundreds of K-6 students.

2014 Teaching Assistant, Columbia College, Chicago IL
Interactive Culture class. Gave lectures, assisted in classroom activities, helped created homework and classroom assignments. Instructor: N. Eden Unluata.

2013-2015 Curriculum and Instruction Aide, Interdiscplinary Arts Department, Columbia College, Chicago IL
Maintained classroom facilities, assisted new media classes, tutored and ran workshops for students in new media technologies including 3D printing, Adobe Creative Suite and Cloud, Max/MSP, and Processing.

2008-present Freelance Design/Video/Photography, Chicago IL
Created various marketing materials, including PowerPoints, eBooks, websites, photography, and videography. Clients include GoPro, McDonald’s, McGraw-Hill, and Ernst & Young.

2007-2009 Assistant Photographer, Arlington Park/Hawthorne Racecourse, Chicago IL
Shot and processed both digital and analog photography for marketing and other purposes.

2005-2007 Darkroom and Teaching Assistant, Illinois State University, Normal IL
Maintained studio equipment, prepared workshops, assisted black and white and color photography classes. Instructors: Rhondal McKinney, Dawn Roe, Bill O'Donnell, and Jin Lee.


2016 Ground Floor Artist, Hyde Park Arts Center
2015 Albert P. Weisman Award (for Bitter Pills), Columbia College

2014 Graduate Opportunity Award, Columbia College


2016 Ground Floor Biennial, Hyde Part Arts Center, Chicago IL
2015 Cycle P15, Chicago Artist's Month, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Chicago IL

Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition, Arcade Gallery, Chicago IL
2015 O+ Festival: Apply Pressure and Elevate, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago IL
2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago IL
2015 Daily Reminder, Fountains Foundation, Chicago IL

2013 Bring Your Own Beamer!, Columbia College, Chicago IL
2013 For Public Consumption, Loop Alliance, Chicago IL
2010 Student Works, Loyola University, Chicago IL
2007 Selected Student Works, Bank of America, Bloomington IL
2006 Fact or Fiction, Transpace Gallery, Normal IL
2005 Selected Student Works, University Galleries, Normal IL


2015 “Science, Art, and Play ” Chicago Artist’s Month, Intuiteens, Chicago IL
A lecture on the collaboration of games, art, and science for a group of teenagers through Intuit. After the lecture, ran a workshop for the teens to prototype a game about the process of reclaming phosphorus in the water cycle.

2015 “Bitter Pills: Gaming and Chronic Invisible Illness,” Northwestern University Center for Healthcare Studies, Evanston, IL 
Northwestern University's Center for Healthcare Studies holds a series of seminars with professionals who are dedicated to changing the face of the healthcare industry. Held by Professor Bruce Lambert, I discussed my board game Bitter Pills and how difficult it is to share experiences with chronic illness. Students also got to play the game and discuss how to intregrate it into healthcare scenarios.

2015 “Gaming for Good,” Columbia College Interactive Arts and Media Department, Chicago, IL
One of the many classes offered through the Interactive Arts and Media department is Interactive Culture, a class about how interactive media is used to shape cultures around the world. I was asked to come to speak to the class by professor Eden Unluata on how games can act as dialogues about first person experiences and how they are a great communication tool when words alone won't suffice.

2014 “Cards for Humanity: Audience/Artist Interaction through Gameplay,”
Engaging Taboos: Creating Participatory Interventions, panelist and co-organizer, People in Rooms Doing Things, Columbia College, Chicago IL
People in Rooms Doing Things was a conference where interdisciplinary artists described their methods and practice in various disciplines. Engaging Taboos addressed the artistic practices of four artists working in community and interactive art techniques.

2014 THATCamp, Student Organizer and Assistant to Professor Anne Swartz,
Savannah College of Art and Design, College Art Association Annual Conference, Columbia College, Chicago IL
THATCamp is a humanities un-conference at CAA every year that is curated by participants of the 3-day event. As Student Organizer I coordinated efforts between CAA and Columbia College Chicago and updated website and Twitter during event.

2010 Did You Know?, 20x2 (Presented in part by South by Southwest), Schuba's Tavern, Chicago IL
20x2 gives 20 speakers 2 minutes to answer one question: in this case, "Did you know?" I spoke for 2 minutes about the 10 things you probably didn't know about going to art school and discovering your passion for art.


"Alumni Adrienne Ciskey and Juliana Piscitiello in Pilsen O+ Festival"
"Four InterArts Students Receive 2015 Weisman Award"

"InterArts Students and Alums Bringing Digital Arts to Chicago Public Schools"

"Art and Games: Adrienne Ciskey"


IMAGe Unit
2014-2015 Co-President of Student Organization: curated multiple gallery spaces for alumni and student work, organized Open Studio visits, wrote weekly newsletters, maintained group website and Facebook, co-lead biweekly group meetings.
New Media Caucus