Gail Sievert graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History. While there, she studied a wide breadth of topics ranging from the religious arts of the African diaspora, to pastoralism in the art of the Northern Renaissance, to understanding how global monuments serve as lieux de mémoires. She uses this knowledge inside the classroom to put art in a global perspective and create exciting projects that engage in our histories.
During her time working in the museum industry, at locations such as the Kankakee County Museum and Omaha Children’s Museum, Gail discovered a love for early childhood education and saw firsthand the way artistic expression can help bolster the confidence of the youngest members of our community. She believes that a robust arts education is the key to social mobility — that there is a link between one’s ability to move between classes and their access to the arts. In her free time, Gail developed an aptitude for the visual arts in many mediums, but her key focus today is in digital art.