Melissa Csoke
mcsoke@ben.edu
Phone: 312-363-8140
Degree Level/Concentration:
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Video, Film, Photography, University of Illinois at Chicago
Master of Art in Arts Administration and Policy, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Professional Background:
Melissa Csoke has over fourteen years of arts administration experience in higher education and not-for-profit institutions. Her work experience includes various roles in both large and small organizations, event and project planning and management, and multiple gallery director positions. She has curated several exhibitions as well as shown her own artwork by participating in group exhibitions.


In the classroom, Ms. Csoke strives to make artwork accessible through the traditional roles of art in various cultures and most enjoyably, creating an engaging dialog regarding the conceptual nature of contemporary artworks.