Claudine Isé

Claudine Isé is the director of Goldfinch, a contemporary projects gallery located in East Garfield Park. She is also the director of the Riverside Arts Center’s Freeark Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Riverside Illinois, and is a Lecturer in the Painting and Drawing department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago in 2008, she was the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, and before that, was an Assistant Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. For the past 10 years, Claudine has written extensively about contemporary art in Chicago for publications such as the Art21 Blog (where she also served as Editor), Bad at Sports, Art Papers, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine, among others.  She holds a Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in English from Pomona College.  Claudine will be a guest speaker for Storytelling with a Purpose: Public Relations for Artists on January 22, 2019.

Art Advising & Commissions

2018 - 2019,
Artist Leader


2018 - 2019,
Guest Speaker