CHICAGO ARTISTS' COALITION (CAC) is pleased to announce the 6 month Work on Paper Residency program at the Merchandise Mart. (6 Artists for 6 Months) The CAC will provide the selected studio artists with the unique opportunity to focus on individual goals while simultaneously working within a community. Access to the Merchandise Mart's wealth of designers and clients will help create a new audience of supporters and collectors for the Resident Artists. The Work On Paper Residency reinforces the CAC's interest in strengthening the vitality of art in Chicago and has been a catalyst in broadening community understanding of visual art for over 35 years.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE INCLUDE:
Inara Cedrins is an artist, writer and translator. Having worked on a series of Chicago Facades linoleum block prints, she began a Dolce Vita series, centered in Italy. Inara went to the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing to study traditional Chinese ink painting on silk, remaining five years to teach at universities including Tsinghua University and Peking University, as well as to the People's Liberation Army and students at the Central Academy of Fine Art. In 2003 she went to Nepal to study the technique of thangka painting; after the king's coup d' etat in 2005, she relocated to Riga, Latvia, making prints of the ornate facades and teaching Creative Writing at the University of Latvia.
Lisa Goesling began taking weekend classes at twelve years old at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago creating sculptures, drawings, and paintings. She is 100% invested in being a fine artist after a varied career as a Public Relations DIrector, Art Director, Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Lisa was juried into the Corporate Gallery Program with the Northwest Cultural Council in 2008 and has presented her work in galleries throughout the Northwest Suburbs, Wisconsin, Los Angeles and now, The Merchandise Mart. Feel free check out her body of work at www.ideasareflowing.com
Jaime Lynn Henderson received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Chicago in Painting and Drawing in 2009 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art from the University of Oklahoma in 2007. Her large-scale, vivid, playful and fantastical works on paper have been exhibited in numerous galleries and institutions across the Midwest and have won her several awards such as the title of "Best New Artist Working on Paper" in 2009. In addition to exhibiting with Concertina Gallery in the Goffo Section of NEXT Fair starting April 29 at Art Chicago. Henderson will be featured as a contestant on Bravo TV's "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" premiering June 9, 2010 at 11 pm EST. For more information, please visit www.jaimelynnhenderson.com or http://www.bravotv.com/work-of-art
Alexandra Lee (ATYL) was born in Hong Kong, is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her concept driven work incorporates themes of childhood, femininity, and the delicate interplay between human connection, their interaction with each other, their environment and nature.
Mark Moleski holds a BFA degree in Fine Art from Columbia College Chicago. He looks beyond the obvious, searching for an alternate guise. WOrks on paper; Read, Sit and Stand are visually manipulated images which take on a new purpose.
Zachary Mory is an artist who focuses on the process of drawing. By utilizing systems of working, simple tools (pencil and paper), and repetitive marks, he creates intricately woven, non-objective drawings that bring the viewer's focus to the micro and macro simultaneously.