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Alumni Showcase
Reception Opening

Friday, January 19, 2024 from 5-8pm

Work by

alejandro t. acierto [jef]Frey Michael Austin Colleen Keihm Nicole Mauser Joshi Radin

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to announce our first Alumni Showcase exhibition of 2024.

The show features work by alejandro t. acierto (HATCH 2014-15), Frey (BOLT 2016-17), Colleen Keihm (HATCH 2017-18), Nicole Mauser (HATCH 2016-17), and Joshi Radin (HATCH 2019-20).

The opening reception will be on January 19 from 5-8pm.

Image: Frey, [everything here will be a memory], enamel, acrylic, and resin on copper-tinted glass mirror, 36” x 36’’

About Artists
2014 - 2015

alejandro t. acierto is a Chicago based artist and musician mostly working in time-based media.  He has exhibited solo shows in Chicago, Madison, Denver, and Berlin and also shown in group shows in New York, LA, and San Francisco. He has presented performance works at Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF), the Center for Performance Research Brooklyn, and Constellation/Links Hall. He has completed residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Banff Centre, and at High Concept Laboratories in Chicago. Acierto is also member of contemporary chamber music collective Ensemble Dal Niente and can be heard on Carrier, Albany, New Focus, Avant Media, Parlour Tapes+ Records, and Prom Night Records. He received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University, a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music and an MFA in New Media Arts from University Illinois at Chicago. Learn more about Alejandro T. Acierto​’s HATCH exhibitions Secular Studies and Nitty Gritty.

[jef]Frey Michael Austin (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, composer and performer based in Chicago. Their visual artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and they have performed in such spaces as The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, The Art Institute of Chicago, Green Line Performing Arts Center, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, Arts Incubator and The Smart Museum of Art. They design and build unique altarpieces for both private and public spaces of worship, most recently completing a new central bimah for the historic KAM Isaiah Reform synagogue of Hyde Park-Kenwood. They also compose and produce music for film and for collaborative, multidisciplinary performance projects GABE, Growing Concerns Poetry Collective and Daisy Days.

Frey studied at Columbia College Chicago and the Burren College of Art in Ireland before receiving their BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Image: [everything here will be a memory], enamel, acrylic, and resin on copper-tinted glass mirror, 36” x 36’’

Headshot: Ash Dye

2017 - 2018

Colleen Keihm (born in Levittown, NY and currently residing in Chicago, IL) received her BS from Drexel University and her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently the Executive Director of Latitude which maintains a community digital lab and artist residency. Her work has been exhibited in Chicago at Flatland, Roman Susan, Filter Photo, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid. She has been an artist in residence at Hatch Projects at the Chicago Artist Coalition, Institut fur alles Mogliche in Berlin, Germany, and Writing Space in Chicago. Her work is a part of the photography collection at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and she is a proud member of the Midwest Photographers Project. Her work can be found at and on Instagram @ckeihm.

2016 - 2017

Nicole Mauser’s works have been featured in exhibitions at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; High Concept Labs, Chicago; Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago; Reynolds Gallery, Richmond; Fort Gondo, St. Louis; and is in permanent collections of The Alexander, Indianapolis; The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park. Select works have been featured in New American Paintings, Newcity Magazine and The Kansas City Star. She contributes writing and reviews to Newcity, Art Practical, 8½ x 11, Bad at Sports Blog and The Journal for Humanistic Psychiatry. Mauser was a co-founder of the artist-run gallery PLUG Projects as well as a co-founder of KCPAC (Kansas City Plein Air Coterie). Currently, she is a Lecturer at the University of Chicago and Adjunct Assistant Professor at UIC. Nicole Mauser received an MFA from the University of Chicago and a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design. Learn more about Nicole Mauser​’s HATCH exhibitions Superficial Paradise and Rites.

2019 - 2020
Joshi Radin

Joshi Radin investigates questions concerning nature, cosmology and expanded landscape. Drawing on childhood experiences living within a utopian back to the land community, she traces historical and genealogical roots of utopianism and nature through imagery and processes as spaces of knowledge production. She has published essays and presented work in the US and internationally and received her MFA (2016) and MA (2018) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a merit scholar.


Image: Joshi Radin, Bent (Tangent), 2019, screen print, acrylic, recycled paper, 20h x 26w. 


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