Gallery Provocateur is a not for profit gallery dedicated to promoting the arts and giving back to the art community with a low commission rate and nominal fees.
As of November 2012, the gallery recently moved down the street from its location in the Congress Theatre building to a beautiful renovated Art Deco 1920's ballroom complete with its original tin ceiling and crown moldings.
The gallery's mission is to offer opportunities for artists and art enthusiasts, bring art to the masses, promote self-expression and break the negative stereotypes that are so often associated with the arts and figurative work.
Gallery Provocateur exhibits a genre of work influenced by illustration, fantasy, subculture, comic books, pop culture imagery and the feminine mystique. We represent a mix of emerging and career artists with an emphasis on cultivating new talent and creating an environment where artists can further develop their work. We are a not for profit gallery due to our dissatisfaction with conventional galleries charging high percentages of their
artists work, while offering the same in an uninviting, stark environment. Gallery works exhibited are primarily figurative with a strong composition.
The unconventional approach has helped shape our gallery's commitment to offering our space as one that encourages exploration and offering art forms which are massively underappreciated.
Provocateur remains focused on maintaining its mission of community, and commitment to providing our artists with a nurturing arena for experimentation and growth.
Opening its doors on March 1st, 2008, Gallery Provocateur was founded by Veronika Kotlajic, also head curator. Gallery Provocateur, is the newborn gallery for Veronika who was co-founder and curator for Echo Gallery, Chicago from 2001 through 2005. Veronika who has been a pillar in the art community for over a decade and has amassed numerous accomplishments including: head of the couture house Narcisse Designs; dozens of magazine features; a well known art model, and an award winning web designer.
The Gallery holds 4 rotating exhibitions per year showing the works of both local and international artists. Submissions are welcome.
Chicago's Most Exciting Gallery
1`621 N Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60647