B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago; M.F.A., Schoolof the Art Institute of Chicago. Media Studies. Since the late 70′s Professor Rankus has been creating fine art video productions that have screened internationally, have won numerous awards, and are in the collections of major museums (MOMA, The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam). His work is distributed by the Video Data Bank. He has taught a wide range of media production courses at institutions such as DePaul University, The University of Illinois at Chicago, and for the last ten years at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.