685 N MILWAUKEE AVE
CHICAGO IL 60642
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WMG exhibits art made by and about women, educates the public about women's art, and advocates for the equal treatment and recognition of women's artistic accomplishments. WMG provides a multifaceted space for women artists. These women are not less advantaged in terms of their talent; they remain, however, disadvantaged in their access to exhibit their work in a professional, high-quality, committed space that provides the safety of artistic expression and recognizes the value of traditionally devalued art. Our exhibit topics have ranged in themes from domestic violence and religious freedom to stylistic themes such as the still life and surrealism.
Woman Made Gallery had its first juried art exhibit in July 1992 titled "Women Do Women". Nineteen artists depicted images and iconography of all things female. Since then the gallery hosts on the average eight group exhibitions per year with approximately 30 artists per show and a wide variety of themes. WMG has shown the work of more than 6500 women artists since 1992.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
For information on current exhibitions, please go to womanmadegallery.wordpress.com.
(right) Installation by Jessica Witte. Photo by AJ Kane - www.ajrjphotography.com
Feminism (n.): Plural
Juror(s): Claudine Ise
Exhibition Dates: May 15 - June 25, 2015
Claudine Ise is WMG's new Executive Director. Prior to joining WMG, she was a curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and served as Blog Editor for ART21. Ise is also a visiting clinical assistant professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois, Chicago
Juror(s): Karen Azarnia
Exhibition Dates: July 10 - August 20, 2015
Karen Azarnia is an artist, curator and educator. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions at Terrain, Oak Park, IL; the Union League Club of Chicago, IL; as well as recent group exhibitions at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE; Morehead State University, Morehead, KY and Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL. She is a grant recipient from the Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and has been included in Hyperallergic, Art in America, the Huffington Post and Newcity. She currently serves as Director of Exhibitions at the Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery. For more information visit: www.karenazarnia.com.