06/13 Boom Shakalaka
I am pleased to announce the exciting two-person exhibition, "Boom Shakalaka," at Grand Bizarre Gallery in Chicago. Joining me will be installation artist Victoria Martinez. To see Victoria's fabulous work, please go to www.victoria-martinez.com
The opening will be on Friday June 7th, from 6:00 - 10:00 PM and the show will run through June and July. Grand Bizarre is located at 1418 W. Division St. in Chicago, IL 60622.
05/13 Grand Opening of Kitty Hawk Gallery
I will have two pieces in a group show at the brand new Kitty Hawk gallery in Sebastopol, California. Other artists include Grace Levine, Miles Levine, Claudia Clyde, and Misia Schmidt. The opening will be on May 4th, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. The gallery address is 309 S. Main St., Sebastopol, CA 95472. Keep up with Kitty Hawk at http://kittyhawkhome.blogspot.com/
02/13 The Emma Edition: Rad Talk Interview
I was interviewed recently by 17-year-old Emma Orlow for her fabulous blog "The Emma Edition." Read it here: http://theemmaedition.blogspot.com/2013/
. Emma not only interviews creative folks for a segment of her blog called "Rad Talk," but she also explores teenager's bedrooms in "The Do Not Enter Diaries." Check her out!
12/12 One By One
"One By One," a solo show at 65GRAND in Chicago, will open at 6:00 PM on Friday, December 7th, 2012 and will remain on view until January 5th, 2013. 65GRAND is located at 1369 W. Grand Ave. in Chicago, IL. Open gallery hours are on Fridays and Saturdays 12:00 - 5:00 PM and by appointment.
09/12 Installation For Degen NYC
I am so excited to collaborate with New York designer Lindsay Degen on a really unique presentation showcasing her fall 2012 collection for fashion week in New York City! The presentation will take place on September 5th at Industria Studios (775 Washington St. in New York City, 10014).
06/12 Sketchbook at Collaboraction
I will have an installation on display for Collaboraction's annual Sketchbook event. Sketchbook brings pioneering artists, directors, actors, musicians, and designers from Chicago and beyond together for a week of nonstop, collaborative entertainment. Sketchbook's programs will run from June 7th until June 15th, 2012. Collaboraction is located on the third floor of The Flat Iron Building in Chicago and production times range from five to seventy minutes. Go to http://www.collaboraction.org/
for more information.
05/12 Did You See Heaven: Spectra
Peregrine Program presents "Did You See Heaven: Spectra," a show featuring the work of nine artists working with color and abstraction. This show will open Sunday May 6th, 2012 at 4:00 PM and will run until June 10th, 2012. Peregrine Program is an artist run space located at 3311 W. Carroll Ave. in Chicago, IL 60624. Visit www.peregrineprogram.com
for more information.
I will have one piece on display for the opening of "FORM," a one-evening-only show that focuses on the dialogue generated when artists from two distinct and creative fields collaborate. Works will be presented from 6:00 - 9:00 PM by Abryant Gallery at "Lofts on Lake," which is located at 1366 W. Lake Street in Chicago, IL 60607.
02/12 Window Displays at Trabert & Hoeffer Jewels
Check out two of my sculptures on display in the windows of the fabulous jewelry store Trabert & Hoeffer. My pieces will remain on display through the month of February. Trabert & Hoeffer is located at 111 E. Oak Street in Chicago, IL 60610 (Oak St. and Michigan Ave.).
11/11 Make Space Interview
I was interviewed recently for "Make Space," an artist run blog dedicated to sharing new work of all mediums. View the interview here: http://make-space.net/2011/11/03/studio-
11/11 Geometrically Speaking
"Geometrically Speaking" is a group show featuring the work of several, talented, Chicago artists. The show will run from November 17, 2011 - February 17, 2012. The gallery will host an opening reception on the 17th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the River Bank Lofts (550 North Kingsbury in Chicago, IL 60654).
11/11 Mush Room Project Space / Collaboraction
Friday, November 4th, 2011 is the opening reception of a two person show featuring the work of artist Claire Ashley and myself. This event will be held on the 3rd floor of the Flat Iron Building (1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago, IL 60622) from 6:00 - 10:00 PM in conjunction with the building's "first friday's" opening event. The show will be up throughout the month of November.
05/11 Red Hot Gala
Show your support for The Highland Park Art Center by bidding on (my) artwork at The Red Hot Gala Silent Auction on May 5th, 2011. Food, booze, and entertainment start at 7:00 pm. Single ticket prices begin at $150. To get to Highland Park from Chicago, take the Metra Union Pacific/Northwest line north to the "Highland Park" station. The art center is within walking distance.
04/11 With All You've Got, As Fast As I Can
"With All You've Got, As Fast As I Can" is the title of my first solo show! The opening reception will be held on April 8th, 2011 from 4:30 - 9:30 PM at Gallery Uno. Gallery Uno is located in suite 541 of the historic Fine Arts Building (410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605). Normal gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 2:00 - 6:00 PM and by appointment. The show will remain on display throughout the month of April. With the exception of one piece, all of the work in this show is new and never before seen!
03/11 The Sketchbook Project Tour
Thousands of sketchbooks (including one of mine) will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way across the country. After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be available for the public to view. The sketchbooks will be on display at the Hyde Park Arts Center in Chicago from July 14-17. Check out: http://www.arthousecoop.com/sketchbookpr
for more information.
02/11 National Art Premiere 2011
One of my pieces has been selected to be a part of The Elmhurst Artist's Guild's annual National Art Premiere at The Elmhurst Artist's Guild Gallery. The artist's reception and awards ceremony will take place on February 25th, 2011, from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The show will remain on display through the month of March. The Elmhurst Art Museum is located at 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave. in Elmhurst, IL 60126. To get here from Chicago, take I-290 W to exit #14A. Take a slight right on to St. Charles Rd. and follow St. Charles Rd. for about a mile. Turn right onto South Cottage Hill Avenue and travel about a half mile to The Elmhurst Art Museum. You can also take the Metra Union Pacific West line to Elmhurst. The Art Museum is within walking distance.
11/10 Open Studio Night
The 3311 W. Carroll Arts Building will open its doors on November 7th, 2010 from 12:00 pm. - 6:00 pm. for its annual open studio night. Come see our workshops, studios, and galleries and get an insider's look into how artists create! For future updates on this Artist's Community please "like" us on Facebook.
10/10 Back Alley Party and Auction
The Hyde Park Art Center is hosting a "Back Alley Party" on October 29th, 2010. Along with food, drinks, and a live musical performance, they will also be hosting an art auction from 7:00 - 11:00. Come buy some (of my) art and support a great cause! Tickets are $45. The Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 S. Cornell Ave. in Chicago, IL 60615. You can take the Metra Electric to the 51st/53rd Street stop, exit at 51st Street, walk half a block east and turn left (north) on Cornell Ave.
09/10 Eat It or Wear It
Twenty, diverse Chicago artists will present new works at Milktooth Gallery on Friday, October 1st from 8:00 pm - 1:00 am. Milktooth Gallery is located at 657 W. Lake St. in Chicago, IL 60661.
08/10 Ground Floor
The Hyde Park Art Center presents "Ground Floor," a survey exhibition highlighting the work of twenty, emerging, Chicago artists. This biannual show of new art and artists hopes to bring together the stylistic trends and innovative talent of the moment produced throughout the city. The opening reception will be on Sunday, August 29th from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. The Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 S. Cornell Ave. in Chicago, IL 60615. You can take the Metra Electric to the 51st/53rd Street stop, exit at 51st Street, walk half a block east and turn left (north) on Cornell Ave. Check out http://www.hydeparkart.org/exhibitions/2
for more information.
04/10 Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain
Excavating and drawing upon the latent possibilities found in the mountains of discarded materials located at Pilsen Vintage and Thrift, nine emerging artists seek to both transform and pay homage to the chaotic vision of the stores proprietor. You are invited to the opening reception of "Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain," an exciting show of site-specific installations with an awesome line-up of artists. The reception will be on April 28th from 6:00 - 10:00 P.M. There will also be a performance reception on May 6th at 8:00 P.M. The show runs until May 28th and you can visit the space from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. everyday. Pilsen Vintage and Thrift is located at 1430 W. 18th St. Chicago, IL 60608 (18th, Blue Island, and Loomis).
03/10 Midnight Snacks: A Traveling Group Exhibition
Chicago will be the continuation of a traveling group show exhibited last year in both Richmond, VA and Brooklyn, NY. It is a group show which highlights those works that artists never intend to show, but that may have merit for that very reason. "Midnight Snacks" will take place at 1366 Space, located at 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622, in Wicker Park. The opening reception will be on Friday, March 12 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. If you can't make the opening, there will also be a closing reception on Friday, April 9 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
03/10 Curious Notions
I will have several new sculptures and a large-scale installation piece on display as a part of a two-person show at The Highland Park Art Center. The show will be on display from March 5th - April 2nd, 2010. The opening reception will be held on Friday, March 5th from 6:30pm - 9:30pm at 1957 Sheridan Road in Highland Park, IL 60035. If you are coming from Chicago, take the Metra (The Union Pacific/North Line) to the "Highland Park" station. The Art Center is within walking distance.
02/10 Red Light in River North: Presented by Abryant Gallery
The opening reception of "Red Light in River North" will be on February 25th, 2010 at Rode Brothers Flooring Gallery located at 300 W. Grand in Chicago, IL 60654. I will have a new piece on display. Unfortunately, this exhibition can only be viewed by invitation or appointment.
12/09 Around the Coyote Winter Fundraiser
Help save Around the Coyote by coming to a winter fundraiser curated by Livebox. Twenty emerging artists were each given a studio space for two weeks to create site specific, new media work. These installations will be unveiled at a reception at Splat Flats Studios, 1815-25 W. Division Street (east and west wings) from 6:00 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, December 19th. A $30 donation gets you into all of the festivities.
12/09 Gems and Jewels
I will be selling my one of a kind jewelry at "Gems and Jewels," a holiday art sale brought to you by Abryant Gallery. The sale will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11th, 2009 at 9 West Washington Chicago, IL 60602 on the 4th Floor.
11/09 Cotton Candy Brussel Sprouts Reviewed
Zrobili gallery as well as the work of Sean Ward and myself are reviewed in an article by Monica LaBelle in Chicago Art Map. Read the article here: http://chicagoartmap.com/2009/11/sean-wa
11/09 Cotton Candy Brusselsprouts
Come view the work of artist Sean Ward and myself at the opening of an exciting two person show at the all new Zrobili gallery in Logan Square. The opening will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14th, 2009 at 2649 1/2 N. Spaulding Ave. Apt 2N Chicago, IL 60647.
10/09 East Garfield Park Art Walk
My studio, along with many others, will be open on Sunday October 25th, 2009 from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. for an open studio night! Come check out some brand new work and share some wine and cheese! My studio is located at 3311 W. Carroll St. Chicago, IL 60624 (Kedzie and Carroll) on the first floor. Other artist's buildings in the area like The Albany-Carroll Arts Building (319 N. Albany), Switching Station Artist Lofts (15 S. Homan), The West Carroll Studios (3200 W. Carroll), and more will also be open that night.
09/09 Wood Works: Presented by Abryant Gallery
I will have one tiny painting up at Rode Bros. Flooring Gallery located at 300 W. Grand in Chicago, IL 60654. The opening reception is on Thursday, September 10th, 2009 and is invitation only.
08/09 Open House
Please join me at "Open House," a group show with a great line-up of artists and an interesting theme. It is organized and curated by SAIC students, Andre Lenox, Evan Lenox, and Lynnette Miranda. The opening reception will be on Friday, August 28th, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. at 3106 W. Fullerton Ave in Chicago, IL 60647 and will remain on display for the remainder of that weekend only.
06/09 Second Stories: Artists Making Do and Fixing Up
I will have three sculptures on display from June 19th - August 20th, 2009 at Zolla Lieberman Gallery located at 325 W. Huron in Chicago, IL 60654. This is a group show curated by gallery managers, Rachel Kalom and Brian Gillham. The opening reception is on the 19th from 5:00 until 9:00 pm. See you there! www.zollaliebermangallery.com
06/09 Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Visual Arts Competition
Check it out! The reception will take place on June 10, 2009 on the 2nd floor of the Club from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. The Union League Club is located at 65 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604.
05/09 SAIC MFA Show
Come see three brand new sculptures! The show opens on May 1st, 2009 and will be up until May 15th. The public reception is on May 1st from 8:00 until 11:00. It will be held in SAIC's new Sullivan Gallery, located on the 7th floor of Louis Sullivan's landmark Carson Pirie Scott Building at 33 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60603.