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SPRING EDITION 2012
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For our winter 2012 edition, we offered a special edition featuring artist-designed place-settings. For $400, a share includes a full setting, all hand-made by Chicago contemporary art luminaries; a unique placemat by Karolina Gnatowski, bowl by John Preus, plate by Christine Tarkowski, and cup by Mindy Rose Schwartz
Shares are still available for purchase here
HOW IT WORKS:
Community-Supported Art Chicago is a twice-yearly art subscription service of locally produced art. Borrowing the model of Community-Supported Agriculture, where consumers invest in a local farm and get a monthly payout of fruits and vegetables, threewalls is asking people to invest directly in the arts community with that same mentality and get limited edition contemporary artist projects in return. CSA Chicago makes collecting contemporary art affordable and accessible.
As a special holiday edition, we're excited to offer works directly made for shareholders' dining tables. Artists were chosen based on their approach to materials and conceptual imaginations, and we asked them to stretch their artistic practices to produce functional objects. They were given free reign to make their editions, in whatever style or make they desired, the only constraint in this case being that the object must be usable. Our CSA artists have extensive exhibition histories that are local, national and international, including documenta 13, Musuem of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Monique Meloche Gallery, the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis and many more. Our previous sold-out editions are now included as part of the Hull House Art lending library, as well as the personal collections of Chicago artists, museums curators, and foundations.
Karolina Gnatowski received her BFA from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia in 2002 and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007, where she is now a faculty member and Graduate Student Coordinator for the Fiber and Materials Studies Department. Now residing in Chicago, Gnatowski is originally from Wolomin, Poland. Recent solo exhibitions include 2012 “You Have To Believe We Are Magic” at Lula Cafe, Chicago: "PPPPPresto!," On The Wall at Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago: "Tie Dyes On The Sunrise," curated by Nancy Lu Rosenheim at the Bike Room, Chicago. Group exhibitions include “Where My Cones At” curated by Ryan Travis Christian traveling to San Diego and L.A.: Bauhaus Nowat the Ukrainian institute of Modern Art, Chicago; R & D, curated by Britton Bertran, at Manifold Gallery, Chicago, and In Circles at SideCar Gallery, Hammond, IN. Upcoming in 2012 her work will be included in Stranger Danger at Hinge Gallery, Chicago and More Than Naked, curated by Christian Rieben at Loyola University, Chicago. To lean more visit http://karolinagnatowski.com/
Placemats: Gnatowski's Hand knit then hand woven placemats require the diner to engage with the work by placing the heavy plaster hands on their thighs while they eat or sliding their body between the dangling arms and entering the piece. Either way the user must negotiate their body around this textile to activate it. Dinner has never been so physically challenging.
The son of Norwegian Lutheran pastors going back 6 generations, John Preus (b. 1971) spent his early years running barefoot in Makumira, Tanzania, then grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and northern Wisconsin. Preus, in spite of his squandered pastoral pedigree, currently works as an artist, builder, fabricator, amateur writer, collaborator, and occasional curator. He founded Dilettante Studios in 2010 which designs and builds cabinets, furniture, and residential and commercial spaces, relying almost exclusively on 2nd-hand materials. He co-founded the art group Material Exchange in 2005, and until 2010 collaborated with co-founder Sara Black. Preus is currently co-curator with Laura Shaeffer at SHOP, Creative Director for the Rebuild Foundation shop, and lead fabricator for Theaster Gates studios.
Preus holds an MFA from the University of Chicago (2005). He has roughly 16 years of building and designing experience, which includes a 2-year apprenticeship with award-winning hand-tool master, John Nesset, and some years working in cabinet shops and on carpentry crews. Exhibitions of his work include the Huguenot House, Kassel, Germany during dOCUMENTA 13, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft, the Betty Rhymer Gallery, the Hyde Park Art Center, the Smart Museum of Art, the Devos Museum of Art in Marquette, Michigan. Preus's work will be featured in a solo exhibition in gallery 1 at the Hyde Park Art Center in April of 2014. Preus lives with his family in West Rogers Park on the north side of Chicago. To learn more visit johnpreus.com.
BOWLS: These bowls are modified or hybridized mass production stoneware found at Chicago thrift stores. The bowls were refired at cone 6, to melt the glaze and fuse the pieces together or subtly alter the original shape.
Mindy Rose Schwartz has shown her sculpture and installations throughout the United States with exhibitions in Houston, TX; Brooklyn, NY; St. Louis and Kansas City, MO; Miami, FL and Chicago. Recent exhibitions include a threewalls solo exhibition (2011) and group exhibitions at Western Exhibitions (2011) and Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center (2012). Her work has been written about in artnet Magazine, Beautiful Decay (online), Time Out Chicago, The Chicago Tribune, Newcity, ArtForum, Frieze Magazine, Art in American and Whitewalls. She was the recipient of a 3Arts Fellowship to Ragdale in 2010 and a Frankel Foundation Full Fellowship Award to the Vermont Studio Center in 2005. Schwartz earned her MFA at the University of Illinois, Chicago. To learn more visit mindyroseschwartz.com.
Christine Tarkowski is a Chicago based artist who works in a variety of mediums including sculpture, printed matter, photography and song. Her works range in scale from the ordinary to the monumental. Equally variable is her scope of production which incorporates the making of permanent architectural structures, cast models, textile yardage, and temporary printed ephemera. Many of her recent works point toward the flotsam of western culture relative to systems of democracy, religion and capitalism. Those systems often malleable and intersect with or concern themes of conversion, salvation, and belief. Christine’s solo exhibitions include Whale Oil, Slave Ships & Burning Martyrs at Priska Juschka Fine Art in New York, Imitatio Dei at the Museum of Contemporary in Chicago and Last Things Will Be First And First Things Will Be Last at the Chicago Cultural Center. She has been included in exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Socrates Sculpture Park, Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, RISD Museum, and The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu. She has created commissioned projects for the Manilow Sculpture Park at Governor’s State University, Mass MoCA, Public Art/City of Chicago, and Franconia Sculpture Park. She currently is an Associate Professor in the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been the recipient of grants from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council and awarded residencies at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris and J.M. Kohler Arts in Industry. To learn more visit http://christinetarkowski.com/
Plates: Uniquely different each time, the plates clear with layers of colored epoxy resin dripped/drawn on the back-side.
SPRING EDITION 2012
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How it works: The program offers a reasonably priced way to support Chicago artists and receive limited edition contemporary artist projects in return. This season, the edition size is more limited: 30 pieces only. Shares cost $400 for a single share of 4 artworks and $800 for a family-size share of 8 artworks. Subscribers receive signed and numbered artworks at two release events in late May and late June. Shares are a curated mix of mediums, disciplines and conceptual projects, each one will be unique. Image of Dianna Frid, All other CSA works are available here.
Much like previous editions, the Spring 2012 edition artists have extensive exhibition history that is local, national and international. They have been included in the exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center, Terra Museum of American Art, the DeCordova Museum, Museum Kurhaus in Kleve, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Whitney Museum of Art, amongst many other places. We're very excited to extend this special opportunity to own these prestigious artists' works.
Elijah Burgher is an artist and writer based in Chicago, IL. He has most recently exhibited in a solo show at Shane Campbell Gallery in Oak Park, IL, a two-person exhibition at Peregrine Program in Chicago, IL, and group shows at Anna Kustera Gallery and Envoy Enterprises in New York, NOMA Gallery in San Francisco, Western Exhibitions in Chicago, and the NY Art Book Fair. He maintains a hybrid studio wall/magick diary blog at http://ghostvomit.blogspot.com/. He received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004, and a BA from Sarah Lawrence college in 2000, where he split his credits amongst Literature, Visual Art, and Cultural Anthropology.
Derek Chan received his MFA from the University of Illinois Chicago in 2007. Past solo exhibitions include All Our Relations, Carrie Secrist, Chicago, A Way of Life, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Thirty and Eight, Golden Age, Chicago. Recent collaborations include Cosmic Workshop, part of The Happiness Project, Chicago and Counting Time (with Theaster Gates) at the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Dan Devening is an artist, educator and curator living in Chicago. He is currently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Painting and Drawing at SAIC and recently completed a 15 year position as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University. In the US his work has been featured at the Roy Boyd Gallery, the Chicago Cultural Center, Terra Museum of American Art, ebersmoore gallery, and Julius Caesar in Chicago; Kinkead Contemporary in LA and Printed Matter, Inc. and Apex Art in NY. Other recent projects include exhibitions in Germany at the Kunsterverein Recklinghausen, Museum Kurhaus in Kleve, galerie oqbo in Berlin and Renate Schroeder Gallery in Cologne. Other international group exhibitions include shows at Art Metropole in Toronto; De Appel in Amsterdam; Secession in Vienna and Galerie des Multiples in Paris. Some of his curatorial projects include Where There Is, recent drawings from Chicago at galerie oqbo in Berlin; Seems at the Block Museum at Northwestern University; The Nature of Disturbance at rowlandcontemporary in Chicago; Infra-Thin at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellen, Illinois; and Paper Products at the Evanston Art Center. In 2007 he inaugurated and currently directs devening projects + editions, a gallery project featuring exhibitions and site-specific installations by emerging and established international artists.
Carson Fisk-Vittori lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Her recent exhibitions include a solo show at Important Projects, Oakland, group and collaborative exhibitions at The Future Gallery, Berlin, The ICA Philadelphia, Roots & Culture, Chicago, and Humble Arts, New York. She is currently exploring the idea of anthropocene, a new term denoting the current geological era characterized by the significant effect of humanity on the earths ecosystems. Through photography, installation, and collaborative practices she explores the many devices we use to view nature, and our attempts to replicate the natural world. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009.
Raised in Mexico City and Vancouver, Dianna Frid currently lives in Chicago where she is an artist and Assistant Professor in Studio Arts in the College of Architecture and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work builds on a longstanding concern with architecture and with re-imagining literary and scientific representations of natural phenomena. For several years she has been making and exhibiting books, objects, and installations that join mixed media, sculpture, and works on paper. Her work has been shown in galleries in the USA and abroad and at numerous public venues including PS1-MOMA (NY), The Drawing Center (NY), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) and the Neues Kunstforum (Cologne). She has received grants from The Canada Council for the Arts and a Chicago Artadia Award. Recently she was a resident at The Wall House 2 Foundation in Groningen, where she will be creating a site-specific project for 2013.
Kelly Kaczynski is an artist residing in Chicago. She has exhibited with Gahlberg Gallery, IL; Threewalls Gallery, IL; Hyde Park Art Center, IL; Rowland Contemporary, IL; University at Buffalo Art Gallery, NY; Triple Candie, NY; Islip Art Museum, NY; Josee Bienvenu Gallery, NY; DeCordova Museum, MA; Boston Center for the Arts, MA. Public installations include projects with the Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA; the Interfaith Center, NY; Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston and the Boston National Historic Parks, MA; Boston Public Library, MA. Curatorial projects include the exhibition titled ‘Mouthing (a sentient limb)’ at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, and an ongoing project-based entity titled Unnamed Future Space. Kaczynski is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University, IL.
Betsy Odom was born in 1980 in Amory, Mississippi (pop. 6000). She left Amory to study first at the United World College in Montezuma, New Mexico, then at the San Francisco Art Institute where she earned her BFA in 2002. Odom completed her MFA in sculpture from Yale University in 2007. Her work has been exhibited across the US since 2001, and has been the subject of solo exhibitions at venues such as Rudolph Projects and Lawndale Art Center in Houston (TX), and Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas (TX) and threewalls in May 2011. Betsy currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.
Bernard Williams is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He holds a BFA Degree from the University of Ill. at Champaign-Urbana, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He has attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Kohler Art Center. Williams taught art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1991-2003. Williams has been commissioned to create numerous outdoor murals around Chicago and abroad, sponsored by a range of organizations and corporations including AT&T, GATX Corp., Kraft Foods, the Snite Museum of Art at the Univ. of Notre Dame, Indiana, Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs, as well as the Jackson Public School District, Jackson, MS, and a permanent sculpture for the Chicago Transit Authority. Williams has been awarded grants from the Illinois Arts Council Grant and the Artadia Foundation. Selected exhibitions include the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS, and the African-American Museum in Dallas, TX, the Hyde Park Art Center, the Illinois State Museum and group exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, Cortland, NY 2002, and The Eiteljorg Museum of Native American and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN. In 2011 a large collection(150 pieces) of wood cut-out symbols, titled Buffalo Chart, was acquired by the Mott-Walsh collection Flint, MI. The artist has paintings in permanent collections at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis and the Snite Museum on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.
threewalls hosted a Spring 2012 release event with Nite Market, Chicago's first market for unlicensed artisan food vendors. The event was at Rebuilding Exchange located at 2160 N. Ashland Avenue. Individual CSA work from each artist was framed and available via silent auction that night. Shareholders were able to pick up their work, and the general public were welcome to check out the work, and peruse the delicious vendors of the Nite Market community.
Community Supported Art Chicago was generously supported by 3Arts, Other People's Pixels and Armand Lee & Company.
WINTER EDITION 2011
The Root Cellar Edition was a special holiday multiple featuring text-based artwork Brandon Alvendia, David Leggett, Carol Jackson, and Stephanie Brooks, packaged in a giant vegetable tote, perfect for the farmer's market or for working in your own garden. Building on the success of our spring CSA subscription program, this special holiday multiple makes a perfect gift for old and new collectors alike - keep the edition together as a grouping of 4, or divide it amongst your art, multiple or text loving friends.
A smaller edition than our spring CSAs, the Root Cellar Edition is limited to 31 and sells for $310.00. In addition, shareholders were also invited to an exclusive dinner by artist and chef Eric May at Roots & Culture on December 10th. Dinner was $50.00 per person and includes a limited edition artwork by May. Dinner tickets were available for non-CSA shareholders at $50 per person, which did not include the limited edition artwork by May. Patrons joined us to celebrate the holidays and the release of the Community Supported Art's Root Cellar Edition with shareholders and friends. At dinner we're excited to offer another window into contemporary artists' practice, by highlighting an artist that also creates artful culinary experiences alongside his studio practice. May designed a special locally-sourced meal where shareholders will also have the opportunity to connect with other CSA artists.
Logo and packaging designed by Chad Kouri of The Post Family. Artwork came packaged in an extra large tote.
Brandon Alvendia is an artist and founder of variety of experimental curatorial initiatives. He is the director of The Storefront neighborhood cultural center, the Silver Galleon Press independent publishing project and was co-director of alternative art spaces artLedge (2004-2007) and BEN RUSSELL (2009-2011). His work supports the efforts of local and internationally based artists and producers by creating platforms for experimentation, discussion and collaboration. A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA '03) and University of Illinois at Chicago (MFA '07). Brandon Alvendia regularly exhibits in North America, Europe and recently in Sharjah, UAE. He was also the recipient of a 2010 Propellor Fund Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation administered by Gallery 400 and threewalls, Chicago. CSA piece: “Tout â Fait,” a hand-made trompe l’oeil artists’ book whose form is appropriated from a copy of the fi rst edition hardcover of the comprehensive biography of Marcel Duchamp, by New Yorker arts writer Calvin Tompkins.
Stephanie Brooks was born in 1970. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL in 1997. She is in the collections of Philip Morris, New York, the MacArthur Foundation, Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. She is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Stephanie Brooks lives and works in Chicago. Image: Minimal Poem #3 (eww and ooh), 2010, ceramic, 5"x3"x6". (CSA work not pictured)
The work of Carol Jackson (b. 1962, Los Angeles, CA) depicts our final basking in the spoils of an economy based in the doctrines of manifest destiny. Because supremacy is rapidly transforming from reality to memory, the syntax of nostalgia is heavily present. The ongoing use of leather in her work refers to the lost promise of the west. She earned her BFA in 1987 at UCLA; and moved to Chicago where she currently resides to receive her 1992 MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her numerous solo exhibitions include Changing Role Gallery in Naples Italy, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Ten in One Gallery in NY, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), and the Chicago Project Room. Her group exhibitions include the Van Abbe Museum in the Netherlands, the Smart Museum of Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, and the Chicago Cultural Center. She has been awarded with grants from the Illinois Arts Council Grants as well as Artadia. Her work is represented in the collections of the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; Mark and Judy Bednar; Mark and Angela Evans, and Ken Freid among others. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Contemporary Practices at SAIC. CSA piece: “When Flies Give Way to Gnats” is an edition of embossed leather-encased stainless steel 8 oz. fl asks. The title is a Homeric phrase borrowed from the Iliad to indicate the transition from day into dusk.
David Leggett was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1980. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design (2003), and a Masters of Fine Arts form the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007). He also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2010). His work is influenced by relationships, both personal and cultural. Popular culture and imagery are often used in his work. He has shown his work throughout the United States and internationally. He received the visual artist award from 3Arts in 2009. Image: Untitled, 2011, 9"x11"
Eric May is a Chicago-based artist, chef, and educator. His multidisciplinary range of practices, at its core, examines ecologies, not only biological, but also social, and environmental. He has been cooking for the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist's Residency since 2000. He opened Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center in Chicago's Noble Square neighborhood in 2006 and continues to direct its program. In the spring of 2011 he launched E-Dogz Mobile Culinary Community Center, a collaborative kitchen on wheels aiming to bring mongrel cuisines to the streets of Chicago. During his downtime he loves the outdoors and especially foraging for mushrooms. Image: Eat in the Streets, 2011 Handpainted sign.
Community Supported Art Spring 2011's commissioned artists included Conrad Bakker, Sara Black, Edie Fake, Jesse Harrod, Jessica Labatte, Jason Lazarus, Laura Mackin, Eric Fleischauer, Pamela Fraser, Aay Preston-Myint, Steve Reinke, and Dan S. Wang. Each share cost $400 and subscribers receives 6 signed and numbered artworks over three months, from April to June 2011. Each artwork is a limited edition of 50 and shareholders received a selection from participating artists. Shares are a curated mix of mediums, disciplines and conceptual projects, each one will be unique. Subscriptions were limited to 100. Logo design by Angeli and Edwin Galloway. Artwork came packaged in a crate designed and built by Charles Roderick.
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Conrad Bakker lives and works out of Urbana, Illinois. His work engages a variety of social, institutional, and consumer contexts, utilizing humor, contextual awareness, formal play, interventionist strategies, and imperfect carving and painting techniques. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at Tate Modern (London) Galerie Analix Forever (Geneva), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (Chicago), and the Fargfabriken Center for Contemporary Art and Architecture (Stockholm). His work can be found at http://www.untitledprojects.com.
Sara Black is a Chicago-based artist who has lived and worked in the city since 2006. Her projects use carpentry, wood-working, and repair as a time-based method, inherited wood or other retired objects as a material, and imagine building as a physical means of articulating lived relationships in a constant state of renegotiation. Her work has been exhibited nationally in a variety of spaces including the Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland, The Smart Museum of Art, The Experimental Station, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Documentation of her work and writing can be found at blackpreus.org and material-exchange.org.
Edie Fake was born in Chicagoland in 1980 and has lived and exhibited all over the place. His visual art work, dealing heavily with the confluence of love and fury in queer utopian visions, has been shown at LACE in Los Angeles, Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn, and Gallery 400 at UIC Chicago. He was one of the first recipients of Printed Matter's Awards for Artists and his first book, Gaylord Phoenix, was released this past December by Secret Acres. His work can be found at http://ediefake.com/.
Eric Fleischauer is a Chicago-based artist, curator, and educator. Utilizing various strategies such as repurposing discarded VHS tapes as sculptural material, making imperfect drawings of computer generated CAPTCHA’s, or curating videos from YouTube and presenting them in the cinema, his work examines the ramifications of technology’s expansive influence on both the inpidual and the cultural sphere. His work has been exhibited at threewalls, Hyde Park Art Center, Interstate Projects in New York CIty,, and Videonale 12 at the Kunstmuseum Bonn. More information is at http://ericfleischauer.com/.
Pamela Fraser is a Chicago-based artist that makes abstract paintings that connect interests seemingly at odds with one another: painting as public address and as subjective experience; and painting as historical dialogue and as active language. Her work is represented by the Casey Kaplan Gallery in New York, and Galerie Schmidt Maczollek in Cologne, Germany. More of her work can be found at www.pamelafraserstudio.com and www.caseykaplangallery.com.
Jesse Harrod has been writing and making work that employs traditional and contemporary craft and sculptural practices with a focus on craft as “other” and how this pertains to queer theory as well as second and third wave feminism. Jesse is interested in working with the layers that exist within the history of cloth and fabric. She received her MFA from the department of Material Studies from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. Her work can be found at http://jesseharrod.com/.
Jessica Labatte is a Chicago based artist. Her recent solo exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 100th UBS 12 x 12 New Artists/New Work,NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach, with Golden Gallery, Solo Show: Jessica Labatte, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY, and Lazy Shadows at Golden Gallery, Chicago, IL. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. More information is at http://www.jessicalabatte.com/.
Since receiving his MFA in Photography, Jason Lazarus has actively exhibited around the country and abroad including group exhibitions at the Renaissance Society in Chicago, PPOW Gallery in NYC, the Art Institute of Chicago, and solo exhibitions at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Kaune, Sudendorf in Cologne, Germany, and D3 Projects in Los Angeles. Jason's work can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and the Bank of America LaSalle Photography collection among many others. More information is at http://www.jasonlazarus.com/.
Laura Mackin has exhibited her work nationally, including solo shows in Nashville, TN; and Portland, OR; and Chicago. Curatorial projects include directing Giftshop Project Space in Chicago and co-directing the H. Lewis Gallery in Baltimore, MD. Mackin received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. More on her work at http://lauramackin.com/.
Aay Preston-Myint is an artist, printmaker, and educator who does collaborative programming with No Coast, Mess Hall, ACRE, and Chances Dances, and edits an online journal called Monsters and Dust. He has exhibited nationally in San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York, and has contributed original writing as well as had multiple reviews of work in the Chicago Reader, New City, Proximity, and AREA. He is currently an MFA candidate in Studio Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago. More information is at http://www.dirtrainbow.net/.
Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his videos. His work is screened widely and is in several collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Pompidou (Paris), and the National Gallery (Ottawa). His tapes typically have diaristic or collage formats, and his autobiographical voice-overs share his desires and pop culture appraisals with endearing wit. Born in a village in northern Ontario, he is currently associate professor of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University. More information is at http://www.myrectumisnotagrave.com/.
Dan S. Wang is a writer and printer who was born in the American Midwest in 1968 to immigrant parents. His texts have been published internationally in magazines, exhibition catalogues, and embedded in larger projects. His drawings, prints, sculptures, and other projects have been exhibited in two solo exhibtions and more than twenty-five group exhibitions. He has lectured in many places, including at The Contemporary Museum (Baltimore), Kansas City Art Institute, Salzburger Kunstverein (Salzburg, Austria), Art Institute of Chicago, Depot for Kunst and Diskussion (Vienna), Documenta 12 (Kassel, Germany), and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing). Along with seven others he co-founded Mess Hall, an experimental cultural space in Chicago. More information is at http://prop-press.typepad.com/.
This project is generously supported by 3Arts, Other People's Pixels, and Armand Lee & Company.