Edward Wesly

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Edwesley.jpg Ed Wesly

Website: http://edweslystudio.com/

Ruby Pulsed Hologram - Fermilab

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE: To continue to share my wealth of knowledge and experience with more students in the fields of lasers, optics, holography and photography.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Full-Time Faculty, Harrington College of Design, teaching Physics of Light (Optics), Photo-History, and College Math in the Digital Photography Department, January 2005 to present.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, teaching a variety of classes in the Art and Technology and Liberal Arts Departments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, including the Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced Holography Studio, Optics for Artists, 3-D Hard Copy, and The Physics of Everyday Objects, January 1986 to present, with a couple of hiatuses.

Instructor, Columbia College, Chicago, for the courses, "The Physics of Lasers, Holograms, and Modern Optics", "Photographic Theory/Laboratory Practice for Cinematographers", and "Imaging Optics", February 1985 to June 1997.

Teacher, Cicero School, Cicero, IL, 7th and 8th grade Math Classes, September 1981 to June 1982.

Director of Education for the Fine Arts Research and Holographic Center, Chicago, IL, June 1980 to May 1981.

Teacher, Hardey Preparatory School, Chicago, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math Classes, September 1977 to June 1980.

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE: Production Holographer, CFC International, Countryside, IL, laboratory technician preparing holographic images for mass production, October 1998 to November 2004.

Sales Engineer, BEA electro-optics, Des Plaines, IL, manufacturer's representative for a variety of electro-optical companies, June 1997 to October 1998.

Research Associate at Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, supported by a grant from a manufacturer of medical equipment to test the feasibility of replacing conventional optics in some of their equipment with Holographic Optical Elements, October 1987 to February 1993.

Holographic Engineer for Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, researching holographic endoscopes using Ruby laser light piped through fiber optics, May 1986 to May 1987.

Holographic Engineer for Holicon Corporation, Evanston, IL, setting up a studio to record holographic portraits using a Ruby laser, May 1986 to May 1987.

Holographer for the 15 foot Bubble Chamber at Fermilab, Batavia, IL. Part of a team using a Ruby laser to make holograms of atomic particle tracks, March 1985 to April 1986.

Optical Engineer for Magnaflux Corporation, Chicago, IL. Designed and built an 8 by 8 foot isolation table equipped with an Argon laser for real time interferometry of large objects, October 1983 to September 1984.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: University of Illinois at Urbana, Bachelor's of Science Degree in the Teaching of Mathematics, January 1976.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Member of the Optical Society of America, (OSA), and the Society of Photo-Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Councillor for Chicago Chapter of SPIE/Optical Society of Chicago Featured Speaker at the June, 1997 meeting of the Optical Society of Chicago.

PUBLICATIONS TEXTBOOKS (self-published): INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR THE HOLOGRAPHY STUDIO AT SAIC, September 1995 OPTICS FOR ARTISTS, September 1995 (e-version on-line Fall 2003) PHOTOGRAPHIC THEORY/LABORATORY PRACTICE For Cinematographers, September 1995 IMAGING OPTICS, February 1996

VIDEOS: "Ruby Laser Guts", 1996, and "Gaseous Lasers", 1996

SELECTED ARTICLES: "Inside-Out Engineering: Characterizing the Holographic Stereogram Printer at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago", Proceedings of the SPIE, 1997. "A Toast to Nick Phillips", Leonardo, Volume X, Number 3, 1992. "A Proposal for a National Space Monument", Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 1600, 1991. "Holography of Particle Tracks in the Fermilab 15-Foot Bubble Chamber," with W. Smart et al., Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A297, 1990, p.364-389. "Teaching Holography in an Art School Environment," Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 1396, 1990. "Progress in True Color Holography", with T. Jeong, Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 1211, 1990. "Recycling Holographic Plates", Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Display Holography, Lake Forest College, 1988. "Exploring Personal Holography", Darkroom and Creative Camera Techniques, Nov/Dec. 1986. "Seven Single Beam Projects", Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Display Holography, Lake Forest College, 1985. Technical Editor for holosphere, the Advocate of Holographic Art, Science, and Technology, 1985 to 1991.

REFERENCES: Dr. Tung Jeong, emeritus, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL (Tjeong@aol.com) Dr. Hans Bjelkhagen, DeMontfort University, Leicester, England (Hansholo@aol.com) Dr. Manfred Stelter, PTI, Oak Creek, WI (pti@execpc.com) Dr. Gerald Cohn, Cyber-Tech, Evanston, IL (cybertek@megsinet.net) Dr. Elizabeth Wright, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (ewright@artic.edu) Dr. Pan Papacosta, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

EXHIBITIONS: GROUP SHOWS Untitled, Richard Hunt Art Center, Benton Harbor Michigan, November 1996. Candy for the Eyes, Mind and Sol Gallery, Chicago, IL, September 1995. Unknown Chicago, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL, July 1995. The Fourth International Exhibition of Display Holography, Lake Forest College, July 1991. Matter Over Mind Sculpture Conference, Fermilab, Batavia, IL, May 1991. Diorama Wonderama, Gallery 836, Chicago, IL, November 1990. L.A.S.E.R. Members Show, Holos Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Summer 1990. New Media, New Directions, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN, August, 1990. International Congress on Art in Holography, May - July 1990. The One-Liner Show, Gallery F-XU, Chicago, IL, February 1990. Visual Perceptions: Color, Light and Space, Gallery of Design of the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL, February 1989. The Third International Exhibition of Display Holography, Lake Forest College, July 1988. Visions in Light, Museum of Holography, Summer 1988. Images in Time and Space, Montreal, Canada, May 1987 to June 1989. The Holographic Instant: Pulse Laser Holograms, at the Museum of Holography, New York, May to October 1987. A.I.R. Waves at the Museum of Holography, New York, January to May 1987. 2 X 2 Show at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 1986. Holography Group Show at the Limelight, Chicago, February 1986. Holography Exhibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, November 1985. The Second International Exhibition of Display Holography, Lake Forest College, July 1985. New Light, Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, July 1984. The Connie Show, W.P.A. Gallery, Chicago, IL, April 1984. Stare Magazine Fifth Anniversary Show, at Word City, Chicago, June 1982. Post-Mortem Moderne, at the House o' Beauty, Chicago, IL, July 1980. First Contact, Chicago, IL, February, 1979. Illinois Photographers' Lottery, De Kalb, IL, May, 1978.

EXHIBITIONS: ONE MAN SHOWS Down in the Basement, Artigliography, Indianapolis, IN, September - October, 1990. Doodles, Atlanta Gallery of Holography, Atlanta, GA, April 1990 Recent Pulsed Stuff and Other Delights at Benny's CASINO, Chicago IL, August 1986.

AWARDS: Artist in Residence Direct Grant, from the Museum of Holography, New York, October 1984. Participant in the International Congress on Art in Holography, St. Mary's College, South Bend, IN, July 1990.

COLLECTIONS: Global Images, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Museum of Holography Collection, MIT Museum, Cambridge, MS. Dimensional Imaging Consultants, Niles, MI. Hans Bjelkhagen, Leicester, England