Jan Christopher-Berkson has an MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois in Chicago. She has taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Painting and Drawing Department and in the Continuing Studies Program. Her work has been recently exhibited at The Clemente in NYC and The State of Illinois Gallery at The James R Thompson Center in Chicago; also at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, including The Sullivan Center and The Betty Rymer Gallery; The Marshall J Gardner Center for the Arts in Gary, IN, and the Lucky Street Gallery in Key West, FL.
Jan was awarded residencies in 2015 and 2016 at Ragdale, in Lake Forest IL. Her work can be found in corporate collections including the Kemper Group and JX Nippon Oil and Energy, USA, Inc. Jan lives in Evanston, IL, where she is currently serving as Board President for Mitchell Museum of The American Indian.