Milton Coronado, Chicago born artist has a degree in illustration and design he currently resides in Pilsen as a proud Mexican American. Coronado is recognized as a motivational speaker and international muralist. He travels speaking about about the positive influence and transformation art has on communities and the children in them. He teaches at CAASE (Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Explotation) where he empowers young men to end sexual exploitation. Please visit portfoli
Brett Whitacre is a self taught and colorblind artist living and working in Northern Illinois. He has been producing works in the reverse glass painting technique for 12 years. Upon moving to Chicago in 2001, he began walking, biking, and driving the alleyways of the city seeking various discarded materials to use as a canvas. Pre-digital televisions, hard shell luggage, and storm windows were his favorite finds. Settling on his love for the crispness and pristine of paint on
To say Chadwick is a rising star in the Art world is quite the understatement. Starting as a live performance artist in clubs and various parties across Chicago, Chadwick quickly turned heads and gained notoriety. This notoriety has lead to performances and tours with such notable musicians as the Chicago Afrobeat Project, London’s Lady Sovereign, and Chicago’s own The Cool Kids. He has also demonstrated his tribal/urban themes in large non-traditional mediums, such as being
Franklin Riley has worked in the fine art world for the last twenty years. He is currently the Gallery Director at FM*Gallery and the curator at Fulton Market Kitchen. Originally participating in the sculpture program at GVSU; with an emphasis in metal casting and woodworking, he went on complete his BFA studies in painting and Art History at Kendall College of Art and Design in Michigan.
Nina Palomba is an American contemporary artist known for large format paintings and illustrations. Since her arrival to Chicago from the Wild West, Palomba has taken the art scene by storm. Nina stands at the forefront of Chicago’s street art resurgence as the only solo female artist to begin merging fine art with street art. Early cartooning, cheesecake pinups, and vintage advertisements influence Palomba’s studio work. Nina’s work strives to inspire happiness and positivit
Erik Debat’s high-energy artwork goes beyond the street and is influenced by Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism. Combining the wit and sensibility of American abstract pop artists with the landscape of life and urban culture; Erik is inspired by the energies of the city streets and realism found in the everyday. Through appropriation of found objects, he manifests, records and contemplates satire in the American icon.
Chicago’s Jas Peterson is a visual artist and Painter. Her work puts the fast girl at the forefront of a series of coming of age portraits that explore all forms of consumption in contemporary society. Jas uses the female form as the centerpiece in defining both the heroes and villains of current day while asking the audience to consistently question what they consider beautiful. A graduate from the Art Institute of Chicago and the daughter of an en Ecuadorian and Danish firs
Jane Georges is a contemporary installation artist, painter, designer, and visioneer hailing from the midwest, calling Chicago her home since 2005. Through experimentation with curious and nostalgic non-traditional fibers, textures, objects of nature, lights, and colors, Jane documents memory, creates social experiments, and observes processes of change. She creates artworks and spaces of retreat through repetitive and therapeutic layering and weaving, works almost always in
Jimmy Coyote is an artist that exists within & abides by the reality of a world outlined in her manifesto. Jimmy World concerns the failure of language as a shield from the absurdity of the institutions in everyday life. Humor and language are integral to Jimmy World. Her world explores the uncanny valley of dumbness that lives within the fine line between sincerity and insincerity - a hesitant embrace of the Internet & the present.In her work, this idea manifests itself in
Rachel Ahava Rosenfeld is an oil painter living in Chicago. She has pursued her passion for oil painting through study at the Jerusalem Studio School, and research in Germany, Italy, France and Ireland. Her work investigates the interactions of memory, history, perception, and nostalgia. These pursuits primarily manifest through the collection of photographs from individuals of varying backgrounds, which commingle and interact in Rosenfeld's canvas to create a new, fictional