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Holly Cahill is a multidisciplinary artist working in painting, drawing, fibers, sculpture, print and collage. Her abstractions weave together elements of the fantastic found at the heart of our domestic and shared environments. Holly’s work has been shown at Heaven Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, DEMO Project, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, D Gallery, The Franklin, Hyde Park Art Center, and Walter Phillips Gallery, among others. She received her BFA from Syracuse University, an MFA from the University of Cincinnati and has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, 8550 Ohio, the Banff Centre, Ox-Bow, and Spudnik Press Cooperative. Holly is a member of Ti...
Kushala Vora (b. Panchgani, India) is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Chicago and Panchgani. Kushala’s work explore the implications of the standardization of Time and Space on her body. She uses her voice to counter the often dehumanizing effects of our global societal polarization through an investigation of her cultivated habits. She does this by exploring the history of systems in education such as writing in notebooks and sitting on chairs, in relation to evidence of accumulation and change. Her work connects the ecosystem within our human bodies to that of a forest. Kushala received a MFA (2018) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She holds a post-graduate diploma...
Alexis Brocchi is a curator, arts organizer, and artist based in Chicago. By conducting research as a creative practice, she explores accessibility of information and the search for knowledge through nontraditional methods. The connecting thread of her practice is a desire to investigate systems of ideas and how they affect the world we inhabit. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Arts Administration and Art History from Columbia College Chicago. Brocchi is currently the Exhibitor Relations Manager at EXPO CHICAGO and Assistant Director at The Overlook. Most recently, she curated As gesture and co-curated EXPO CHICAGO's 2019 Override | A Billboard Project in collaboration with Chicago's Dep...