CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery is pleased to present its ‘21st International Open’, an exciting exhibition which includes 44 works of art by 40 artists, spanning 6 countries. From the United States, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, and the United Kingdom, this diverse group explores conceptual and material boundaries through video, photography, mixed medium assemblage, collage, painting and sculpture.
Exhibiting Artists: Aviva Alter, Ava Carney, Ruby Cedar, Eva Dabara, Soumisha Dauthel, Melanie Deal, Laura Fatemi, Clara Feder, Kaye Freeman, Maria Gouveli, Kim Dotty Hachmann, Maggie Haslam, Carol Hayman, Ellen Holtzblatt, Jasmine Hsu, Tonia Hughes, Erica Keeling, Brit Krohmer, Minjoo Lee, Fleming Markel, Kim McAninch, Alyssa McClenaghan, Joan McLane, Madeline McNeil, Terri Messinides, Mi-Hee Nahm, Beverly Alice Nash, Niki Nolin, Louise Pappageorge, Katelyn Patton, Lindsey Pearson, Gina Lee Robbins, Leah Schretenthaler, Katherine Strause, Amanda Taves, Jenifer Tjandra, Angela Tornello, Melanie Vasa, Ani Volkan, and Morgan Ford Willingham.
Juror: Nia Pushkarova
Nia Pushkarova is a multimedia artist and curator. With a Fine Art degree from the University of Reading, England in 1995, Nia received a Kodak award upon graduation. She is the founder and director of NGO IME since 2004, and organized the Water Tower Art Fest in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 2014, Pushkarova is part of the Artist Initiative Network, cofounder and member of the Bulgarian Festival Association. Her International participation, both as an artist and organizer, includes the 2017 Nakanojo Biennale, Japan; at EFFE Festival Academy, Atelier for young festival managers, Chiang in 2016; at Parabiosis 3, ”Communication and Co-Existence,” Chongqing, China; and Mexico, Coahuila “Raya En El Agua.”
Pushkarova’s work deals with issues related to feminism, localism, and geopolitics, while connecting conceptual and political oriented practice with moments of the autobiographical and poetic. http://nia.watertowerartfest.com
(Banner Art Image: Artwork by Leah Schretenthaler)