September 18, 2021
Norman Teague is a designer and educator who focuses on the complexity of urbanism and the culture of communities. He specializes in custom furniture design and designed objects that deliver a personal touch and/or function. Past projects have included consumer products, public sculpture, performances, and designed spaces. He takes pride in working within communities that offer ethical returns and human-centered exchanges.
Norman has participated in exhibitions and discussions at Chicago Architecture Center, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Documenta 13, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Hyde Park Art Center. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Columbia College Chicago. He and Fo Wilson co-founded blkHaUS studios to work on collaborative projects like Sounding Bronzeville, Connect Hyde Park, and South Shore and Back Alley Jazz. Norman was awarded the Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists in 2015. He is presently a creative collaborator with the exhibition design team for the Obama Presidential Center.
Portrait by Tia Mitchell