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BUCKTOWN GALLERY ARTISTS

Jeremy Newman

Filmmaker Jeremy Newman's work, City in a Garden, was chosen for exhibition in our May 2018 show CounterCultures: Hidden Stories of Chicago Past and Present. This film explores Chicago from cultural, historical, and sociological perspectives. Its montage sequences,...

Olga Guse

Olga is the only international artist we accepted into our CounterCulture exhibition. Hailing from Russia, most of her work is comprised of creative animations that expand the conversation about the expanding urban sprawl and the resulting environmental issues caused...

John Yaou

John's current body of work focuses on celebrating Urban/Street Art. His aim is to use these influences to elevate these genres to a level of high art. Although his subject matter may differ, his work remains cohesive by keeping the methodology and technique...

Tess Watson

Watson's art is a reflection of memories of yearning, death, and residual historic feeling. Although the main subjects of her work are people, the objects become inconsequential in contrast to the emotional movement of color present in her paintings. Her work creates...

Amanda Taves

Through her work, Amanda Taves explores the transitory nature of identity against the backdrop of an ever-expanding social world. She employs commonplace elements such as dislocated objects, anonymous locations, and techniques typically reserved for criminal...

Henry Sandifer

Henry Sandifer is a filmmaker and self-taught multidisciplinary artist. His work juxtaposes pop culture iconography and objective truths to force the viewer to question their own humanity. His paintings provoke heavy critical thought, as each piece carries with it...

Jose Raya

Jose Raya is an artist from the Pilsen neighborhood in the south side of Chicago who creates mixed media paintings with a social focus. He enjoys creating paintings that merge pop culture with politics, of both the past and present, while telling a story to the...

Sarah Suzanne Noble

Sarah Suzanne Noble is a photographer from Chicago. Her most recent work has resulted from searches of sidewalks, curbs, and alleys for light, texture, and beauty. She finds colors in the midst of grey winters, and delights in the hunt for beauty with a love for...

Jen McNulty

McNulty explores the dichotomous relationship between perception and reality in both subject matter and presentation. She refers to her recent works as 3D Photo Mosaics, which were born from her love of genealogy paired with her interest in pop culture and history....

Jeremy Lampkin

Jeremy is a painter and owner of Faux Pas Gallery in Rochelle, IL. His work has been chosen for feature in our May 2018 exhibition, CounterCulture: Hidden Stories of Chicago Past and Present Lampkin on his work: "The science of psychology is a thinly disguised...

Simon Lamb

Simon Lamb is a painter and graphic designer living in Oak Park, IL. Lamb makes use of heavy, expressive brushstrokes to bring the subjects in his portraits to life. Simon was chosen to feature several of his paintings in our May 2018 exhibition, CounterCulture:...

Ben Klawans

Ben is a photographer that captures the discarded and forgotten people, places, and objects that have been left to decay in the Chicago cityscape in which he grew up. His work is a documentation of the counter cultures he encounters through urban exploration and the...

Daniel Ibarra

Daniel creates artwork to publicize the stories of those that are easily overlooked: where there has become a minority within a minority group. As a result of heavy media coverage about the Latinx community regarding poverty and immigration issues, the narratives of...

Beatriz Guzman Velasquez

Beatriz Guzman Velasquez was born in the Mexican border town of Reynosa and raised at the Texas/U.S. Southwest-Mexico border in-between countries, cultures, economies and languages. As a transient body, she developed an understanding of her visual world and its...

Meghan Griffith (MAD)

Meghan Griffith is a Chicago painter and street artist. We've chosen her work, Redemption, a photographic documentation of her performance art for our May 2018 exhibition, CounterCulture: Hidden Stories of Chicago Past and Present. Meghan's work is powerful as the...

Matt Geer

                            Geer's practice is broad and exploratory. Through the use of acrylic paints and chemicals such as turpentine, he creates neo-primal work that addresses issues in our...

Brooke Garbie

Brooke is a photographer fascinated by the female form. Bath sets and Flower Girl is an original photography sequence that to expresses calmness, femininity, and relaxation of the mind and body while also expressing sexual empowerment and body positivity. Hit...

Anthony Folks

Anthony's work stems from anthropological / ethnographical investigations using material culture objects and methodologies. His most recent series, "Evidence of Her Past" series utilizes litter, specifically hair extensions, as a contemporary artifact which is meant...

Jordyn Doyel

Jordyn Doyel is a senior at Loyola University Chicago studying film and photography. Jordyn has always been interested in art and media and started at Loyola University Chicago in 2014. By creating strong messages deeply rooted in social justice and activism, Jordyn’s...

Keannerose Cunanan

Keannerose's film, Unrestrained Silence is featured in our May 2018 exhibition, CounterCulture: Hidden Stories of Chicago Past and Present When we spoke to Cunanan about her work, she offered us no less than a conceptually impressive point of view, stating, "The topic...

Lisa Beard

Lisa is a photographer and artist based in the Chicagoland area. Her body of work focuses on narrative/conceptual, fashion/portrait photography, and abandoned places - especially those with researchable, historical significance. As part of her process, she experiments...

Music/Moments/Muses: Closing Reception

MUSIC/MOMENTS/MUSES puts the spotlight on three aspects of Timothy’s varied career, for which he has garnered international recognition – his music photography, his celebrity portraiture and entertainment works, and his muses – those special individuals who have fired his creative energy and passion.

Yuhan Guo

Yuhan Guo Currently live in Chicago and study at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. To me, visual art presents a view that is distinct from the rigid angles and perspectives inherent to scenes in everyday life. Perception and composition are the main focus of my...

Muhan Jiang

Muhan Jiang As an artist with multiple cultural backgrounds, my works are influenced by both eastern and western culture. Influences on my work range from Chinese calligraphy and ink painting to Japanese Ukiyo-e, the I Ching, abstract expressionism, and fauvism. I am...

Lilla Dent

Lilla Dent Lilla Dent is a Japanese-American artist and photographer whose multicultural upbringing and international experiences have greatly influenced her work. She received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art and currently works and teaches in...

KC Atabaki

KC Atabaki The series I've presented for consideration is entitled "Shame Free Livin'" and is a nod to simply that. "Shame Free Livin'" is meant to marry the sentiments of sensuality, sexuality, exposure, visibility - and most importantly power over and ownership of...

Kathie Huddleston

Kathie Huddleston Sometimes my process starts with an obsession about a shape I can't get out of my mind. Sometimes the paint tells me what shape it wants to take, what color and textural combinations might work, and how it wants to be laid out. I want my pieces to...

Jovanka Novakovic

Jovanka Novakovic Jovanka Novakovic is a self-taught portrait photographer based in Chicago where she co-founded Bauwerks Studio in 1999. She photographs a wide range of subjects including sports celebrities and political figures as well as hundreds of local...

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