Installation series from ONLI STUDIOS presented at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Deans, Curators, & Department Chairs please take note.

Visiting Artist / Artist In Residence / Faculty Position Availability.

Areas of Concentration and Practice:

  1. Art Therapy and Art Education in the Urban Sector
  2. Contemporary Dynamic Art Appreciation
  3. Drawing, Painting, Illustration Sequential Art/Comic Book Illustration
  4. World History of Comic Books & graphic Novels
  5. Multicultural Images and The Black Age Movement
  6. Afro-Futurism, Rhythmism, Future-Primitifism
  7. Student to Professional Preparation and Transition


Curriculum and standards based guided studio practice, lectures, and exhibitions.
One week or one month arrangements preferred.

I am available and very interested in securing dynamic arrangements with leading Universities, Museums or Colleges as an Artist in Residence, Full Time Faculty , or Visiting Artist in the near future. The first week of April or the Summer of 2012 would be ideal for limited and focused engagements.


Masters in Art & Art Therapy and a BFA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Adjunct Professor of Art Appreciation and Studio Drawing At Harold Washington College in Chicago. I also taught at Columbia College in Fashion Illustration, Introduction to Art Therapy and Children's Book Illustration.

Five time Visiting Artist at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Independent Graphic Novelist and Publisher

No Child Left Behind/Highly Qualified Art Education and Digital Media Instructor in the Chicago Public Schools 1991 until 2011.

Founder of the Black Age of Comics Movement, the Rhythmistic Fine Art Movement and a key pioneer of Afro-futurism.

The following is a selected list of my career landmarks.

  • Cool Globe Artist.
  • Major Market Freelance illustrator.
  • Extensive exhibition history.
  • Former Art therapist
  • Career indie publisher of graphic novels.
  • Coach of Women and High School Girls' Basketball
  • Producer of 14 Black Age of Comics Conventions in Chicago.

See blog posts for student work, visual samples and professional background. References available upon requests.

Contact: Email: Mr. Turtel Onli M.A.A.T.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Over the years I have taught studio classes and art appreciation to both high school and college students. Above is a college student posed with her self-portrait and below a high school group assisting me in completing a Cool Globe.

A prize is won or earned! Degrees. Love. Life. Fine Art. Fine Music. Fine Jewels. Fine Fashions.
Fine shoes. Fine friends. Fame & family. Legacy. Trophies. Goals. Pride. Prizes like spoils are
not given. Life is the fuel! Effort the process!!
Being at one with the Rhythm.