Jack Kirkpatrick

Courses Commonly Taught:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Clay Sculpture
  • Drawing


  • Working Artist currently represented by Judith Racht Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Title Department Chairperson, Instructor
Phone (708) 596-2000 ext. 2445
Email jkirkpatrick
Personnel Type Faculty
Faculty Department Art and Design
Course Discipline ART

Main Campus

15800 South State Street
Room # 4435E
South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200


B.F.A., Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

M.F.A., School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois


Jack Kirkpatrick's artwork

Along with being the current chair of the Art & Design Department, Jack is also the curator of the Lee E. Dulger Gallery located on SSC’s main campus.

“I have a broad based background. Initially trained as a functional potter, I gradually became interested in drawing and sculpture as an expression of clay and its relationship to art making. My large-scale figurative terra cotta sculptures draw inspiration from ethnographic art and mythologic archetype.”

“I make art like I cook. There’s a recipe and then you forget it, making do with what’s in front of you.”

“Art…cooking…life…teaching… it all blends within the form, the recipe’s lost, but reinvented.”