Christopher BertiChristopher Berti

Associate Professor of Art & Design

Office: Room S108
Telephone: 217-351-2417


"Making art and learning about design can be made accessible for everyone. The creation process is a delicate balance between concept, craftsmanship, and appropriateness of material. I live by this idea in both my teaching and own work."
— Chris Berti, Associate Professor of Art, Parkland College


  • BFA Alfred University
  • MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC
  • Montreal Museum of Art
  • Mint Museum, NC
  • Wustom Museum, Racine, WI
  • Rockford Art Museum
  • South Bend Art Museum
  • National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts
  • SIU Carbondale
  • Illinois State University


Chris has served as a Visiting Artist and presented Workshops at Arrowmont School, Penland School, ArtPark, Cleveland Institute of Art, Indiana University, University of Iowa, SIU Edwardsville, NIU Dekalb, WIU Macomb, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Bradley University among others.

He has received Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships in both Sculpture and Crafts categories and his work has been reviewed in national and international publications including The New York Times and Ceramics:Art and Perception.