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Her paintings are experiential, psychological and inhabited by new feminist archetypes. These painted forms reveal themselves through heightened color, loose pattern, and uncouth texture. Organic shapes and tangled marks are executed with a loaded brush. This allows the figures to exist in a field of constant motion despite painting’s persistent stillness. From within these silent cacophonies she wants her viewer to contemplate life, our histories, womanhood, desire, tension, friendship and love.
She has exhibited her work at Field Projects, NY, Fundación del Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico; Onishi Civic Center Hall, Fujioka, Japan; Naomi Fine Arts, Chicago, IL; Ugly Step Sister Gallery, Chicago IL; Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA; and S & S project, Chicago. Her work has been published in New American Paintings and Cheap and Plastique Magazine.
Amanda received her a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Post-Baccalaureate degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston and a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is currently a lecturer at The School of the Art Institute where she teaches painting and drawing.
Born in South Korea, Annette Hur lives and works in New York City. By working with abstraction on large scale oil paintings and Korean silk textiles, Hur investigates the inherited traditional culture that subconsciously manipulates and subverts female sexuality. She has previously shown in solo/group exhibitions at Gavin Brown Enterprise, Urban Zen, Times Square Space, 33 Orchard gallery in New York; Fairleigh Dickenson University in New Jersey; Heaven Gallery, Chicago Artists Coalition, Boundary, Sullivan Gallery, Zhou B Art Center in Chicago. Hur’s work was featured in Create! Magazine issue 13, New American Paintings issues 134 & 135, the online art publications: Bad at Sports and Third Coast Review, the online news(Korea): Naeil News, The preview, and Sisa today. Hur was a resident of BOLT Residency at Chicago Artists Coalition in 2016-2017, and she holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from Columbia University.
Image: Kisaeng, 2019, Medium: oil on canvas, Dimensions: 70 x 59.5 inches
Ginger Krebs has been creating, performing and directing multi-disciplinary performance projects since 2005. Her work has been presented recently in Chicago at the Storefront Theater, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hyde Park Art Center, and site-specifically at a traffic island in Wicker Park. She was awarded a MAP Fund grant for innovation in live performance in 2015, and her 2016 performance, Buffer Overrun, was chosen by the Chicago Tribune for The Best Dance of 2016. Krebs is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Performance and Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she teaches studio courses in performance and time arts. Learn more about Ginger Krebs' solo BOLT exhibition, Minor Local Slumpage.
Hương Ngô (Huong Ngo, Ngô Ngọc Hương, 吳玉香) is an interdisciplinary artist whose conceptual practice connects the personal and the political, giving material form to histories which have been rendered invisible and interrogating the ideological origins of their erasure. Having grown up as a refugee in the American South, Ngô creates work that reframes the hybrid, the imperfect, and the non-fluent as sites of survival and knowledge. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BFA Fine Arts, 2001), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA Art & Technology, 2004), and was a studio fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program (2012). She was recently awarded the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant in Vietnam (2016) for her research, begun at the Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer in France and recently presented at DePaul Art Museum (2017), that examines the colonial history of surveillance in Vietnam and the anti-colonial strategies of resistance vis-à-vis the activities of female organizers and liaisons. Her work, which has been described as “deftly and defiantly decolonial” by New City and “what intersectional feminist art looks like” by the Chicago Tribune, has been exhibited at the MoMA (2018), MCA Chicago (2004, 2016, 2017), Para Site HK (2017), Nhà Sàn Collective (2016), the Queens Museum (2014), The Kitchen (2011, 2014), and the New Museum (2012) among others. She has been awarded the DCASE Individual Artist Program Grant (2017, 2018), the Illinois Arts Council (2018), Chicago Artists Coalition BOLT residency (2016-17), Rhizome Commission (2011), and has been in residency through the Camargo Foundation Core Program (2018), LATITUDE Chicago (2015), and SOMA Mexico (2014). She has taught at the MoMA, Pratt Institute, and Parsons The New School for Design and is currently Assistant Professor in Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hương will be a guest speaker for Artist Case Studies: Project Development on December 4, 2018.
Jeffrey Michael Austin is a multidisciplinary artist and musician based in Chicago. As a visual artist, Austin works primarily in sculpture and installation, composing situations characterized by instability, impermanence and illusion. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Austin also produces music under the moniker Young Elder and as one-third of the Growing Concerns Poetry Collective. Selected performance venues include The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre, Arts Incubator, The Smart Museum of Art, Harold Washington Library and Hyde Park Art Center. Austin studied at Columbia College Chicago and the Burren College of Art in Ireland before receiving his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Image: Outstanding Balance, 2018, A solo exhibition at Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Partial installation view
Juan Camilo Guzmán is interested in shopping. He chooses images from mass culture to talk about politics, art, painting, cultural issues, taste, the material world, pleasure, power, sexuality, gender and the role of the artist’s external life in the larger culture. The media he uses includes products, handmade stuff, video, painting or something done by someone else. He is also able to make jokes without smiling. Juan Camilo was born in Bogotá, Colombia where he lived until 2014. He received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Learn more about Juan Camilo Guzmán's solo BOLT exhibition, A Cosmetic Decision.
Kaveri Raina’s artistic journey began as a response to an unfamiliar environment. She was born in New Delhi, India but moved to the States at the age of eleven for a better future. Metaphorically, her work focuses on her need to explore the often-conflicting aspects of her hybrid identity, and pictorially the paintings are influenced by “push and pull” of western modernism. She navigates the social, cultural, and spiritual spheres of her life by relying deeply on the need to both assert herself as an individual and as part of a community. In May 2011 Raina received her BFA in Painting, and Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2016. She is represented by Hammond Harkins Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. Learn more about Kaveri Raina's solo BOLT exhibition, Gods Do Handstands; Spices Simmer.
Luis Sahagun is a multi-disciplinary artist that confronts the palpable inescapability of race and transforms art into an act of cultural reclamation. Like DNA strings of mestizaje, his practice metaphorically represents contradiction — indian/conqueror, violence/unity, and ancient/contemporary. As a previously undocumented immigrant and former laborer, Sahagun’s art seeks to reveal the aesthetics of relocation and transgenerational trauma by utilizing building materials such as silicone, lumber, drywall, concrete, and hardware as symbols that represent working class immigrants in this country. Sahagun has exhibited at venues including the MCA, Chicago, IL; The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL; the International Exposition of Contemporary Art (expo) Chicago, IL; amongst many others. Additionally, his work has been covered in publications such as: ArtForum, ChicagoMag, NewCity Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. He is currently a Lecturer at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a Teaching Artist for the MCA Chicago. Photo: Zakkiyyah Najeebah
Mayumi Lake (b. Osaka, Japan) is an interdisciplinary artist, whose work delves into childhood and pubescent dreams, phobia and desires. She employs herself and others as her models, as well as dolls, toys, weapons, vintage clothes, and altered landscapes as her props. Lake has exhibited nationally and internationally at Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, Asia Society, Art in General, Artists Space, New York; Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art, Carmel; Fotograpie Forum International, Frankfurt; Cornelius Pleser Galerie, Munich; Galleria PaciArte, Brescia; FOTOAMERICA, Santiago; Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam; O Gallery, Tokyo. She has published two monographs “Poo-Chi” and “One Picture Book #55:Ex Post Facto” from Nazraeli Press.
Yvette Mayorga is an interdisciplinary artist. She uses confection, industrial materials, and the American board game Candy Land as a conceptual framework to juxtapose the borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico. The spaces in the “Candy Lands” of her work relate to immigrant utopian visions of the American Dream. The smell, decoration, and personal photographs in her work serve to critique the glut of violence at the border.
Mayorga has presented her work at The Vincent Price Art Museum, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO, LACMA's Pacific Standard Time, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Chicago Artists Coalition, The National Museum of Mexican Art, University of Indianapolis, The Arts Incubator, Roots and Culture, Weinberg/Newton, Gallery 400, Ukraine Institute of Modern Art, GEARY Contemporary, & forthcoming at Loyola Marymount University, Tube Factory, & MASS Gallery. Photo: Kevin Penczak
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