Featured Artists

Nicole Swardenski

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Nicole is an interdisciplinary artist from the Midwest, USA. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Ary

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Chicago illustrator & convention artist


Charles Myers

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Local chicago painter


Cameron Pentimone

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Cameron is a genderqueer artist living and working out of Chicago. Their process is rooted in curiosity, exploration, and acknowledgment.


Sarah Rivard

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Owner of Sarah Rivard Photography.
Live Event photography is somewhat of a passion of mine.


Taylor Turnbull

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Taylor Turnbull is an artist and designer based in Chicago, IL. She primarily works digitally or with gauche and ink. 


Esperanza Salgado

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There are three things that you need to know about me: I am an artist. I am a musician. And I am a badass Latina businesswoman. My artwork depicts brightly colored figures.


The Littlest Hobo

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Focusing on eccentric portraits favoring feminine beauty.


Danielle Wagner

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Danielle Wagner is a designer and illustrator from Chicago. There are two sides to her work — traditional and experimental.


Amy Lee Gonzalez

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Imagine the world between realism and abstract, that’s where Amy tends to wander. Amy’s work is bright, colorful, and happy, reflecting her goal to create what she wants to see more of in the world.


Cameron Jon Knutson

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For the past few years, I have been exploring the themes of Love and Death in the style of the Old Masters— often directly inspired by Hammershoi, Schiele, Fuseli, and Rosetti — with a contemporary twist.


Azul Nogueron

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Azul Nogueron is a Latino non binary artist/curator in the city of Chicago. Their wrk focuses on how heritage and religion affect interpersonal relationships and gender identity.


Rachel Lechocki

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Rachel Lechocki is an art teacher, a yoga instructor and, of course, an artist. In 2017 she co-founded [blnk] with her partner Andrew Rehs, who is a counselor and sculptor.


Maggie McMeekin

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As a Nurse Practitioner, I am passionate about body autonomy and access to health care. I have dabbled in drawing, digital art, paper crafts and painting.


Shannon Downey

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I am an artist, activist, craftivist, community builder, and general instigator. My projects are designed to inspire others to take action, think, discuss, engage with democracy, and find some digital/analog balance. 


Igor Zusev

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Igor Zusev was born in Russia in Feb 1979. He emigrated to the US with his family in 1989. A veteran of the US NAVY, Igor acted as ships official photographer where he was able to record military life as he lived it. 


Eva Salazar

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My work revolves around my body and my experience as a queer woman of color, and as a survivor of child sexual abuse. Through the use of weaving, screen printing, and body prints, I present the viewer with an intimate portrait.


Gwen Pryor

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San Francisco based artist, Gwen Pryor uses drones to capture new perspectives and compositions for her oil paintings. She is passionate about oceanic preservation and women’s rights.


Hannah Hummel

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Originally focused in classic oil painting, I am recently spending time exploring new methods of creating artwork outside of that traditional framework, including ink drawings, block printing and narrative illustrations.


Jenny Rhead

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I am a 27 year old cisgender woman living in the Northside of Chicago. I firmly believe in equality, human rights, and healthcare for all. I create handmade greeting cards, wall art, and decor that I’ve turned into a business.


Angel Onofre

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Angel Onofre is a Chicago artist with a BA in Animation from Columbia College Chicago. His style can be described as disturbingly cute, merging gross horrific details with happy adorable characters.


Ella Frauenhofer

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Chicago artist, inspired by people and Mother Earth.


Lanise Antoine Shelley

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Lanise Antoine Shelley is a Haitian American actress, director, and self-taught mixed-media visual artist. 


Sean Dempsey

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Sean is a sequential artist, illustrator, and cartoonist. His independent handmade comics focus on curiosity and adventure through traveling or misfit characters. 


Jen Adams

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Jen Adams creates oil paintings and illustrations with bold imagery and bright colors. She makes prints of some of her work because she believes that art should be accessible to all who enjoy it. She currently works out of her home in Chicago.


Taylor Wilkes

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Taylor is a Chicago based artist originally from Cleveland who works in mixed media, watercolor, acrylic, and is a part of the creative collective Loonbase Studios.


Andrea Bell

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Andrea Bell is an illustrator and comic artist living in Chicago. Her independent work in titles such as “Fair Voyage” and “Still Waiting” reflects adventure, honesty, and strong relate-able characters combined with a calming color palette.


Julius Bautista

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I’m a Chicago based visual artist who in recent years has primarily worked with non-profits in producing eye-catching original work.


Carolyn Kassnoff

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Carolyn Kassnoff graduated with a BFA from the School of Art & Design at Alfred University in New York State, where she studied photography and neon bending.


Julia Polay

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Julia is a Chicago-based artist who works mainly in painting and drawing. She favors subjects steeped in symbolism. Magic, religion, mythology, and nature are prominent themes featured in her work.


Zana Mariño

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Zana Mariño is an American multi-disciplinary artist and founder of the streetwear brand Zana Zeta. She is best known for her colorful characters, based on female anatomy and pieces of the human form, while also creating the world they live in.


Kaitlin Weed

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Born and raised in North Dakota, Kaitlin Weed was the first from the prairie state to go to SAIC. Pursing a BFA with an emphasis in writing, their multimedia work focus on disability, mental health, reproductive justice, and queer identity.


Angela Chen

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Angela currently lives in Michigan, where women have to obtain their husband’s permission to cut their hair. She lives with her partner and dog, and works with students with learning differences.


Mellissa Dempsey

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I’m a graphic designer and photographer here in Chicago. I enjoy creating unique work that focuses on concept and details to create a great communication. I enjoy a challenge and have only gotten more diverse in my mediums.


Joshanna Robinson

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The life and times of a queer cis woman living her life, sometimes making art, being an activist, trying to survive in the world.


Takako Konishi

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African American artist Takako Konishi (pseudonym, 1969) constructs collages that pay homage yet break with the traditional collage aesthetic. He describes his process as painting with images. Utilizing digital technology along with traditional methods he cuts, pastes, blends and mixes imagery, creating multi layered mashup compositions that burst with sexuality, anger, beauty and obsession. 


Chelsea Marrin

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Currently I am working out of Chicago, capturing images with a twist. I always find elements to make any image stand out from the rest.


Cherish Joe

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My name is Cherish Joe and I am an art student at Hope College in Holland, MI. Making art is how I release the rage I feel as a black woman. Most of my life I have struggled with accepting the color of my skin and the shame I felt for my female body. 


Elizabeth Moss

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Scientific illustrator


Biz Knapp

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Chicago artist and urban witch.


Morgan Markowski

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Morgan Markowski is a visual artist that specializes in portrait photography, illustration and design. Most of her recent explorations center around the female body, vulnerability, and self conscious.


Tessa Edgren

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Tessa Edgren creates characters in her work that allow her to portray the confusing interaction between religion and sexuality. The young sisters around which much of her work revolves are a study of the simultaneous over-sexualization and cuteness of young girls and the fetishization of religiousness and purity in those same girls. 


Stephanie Ledesma

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Stephanie Ledesma, creator of Dainty Dystopia, graduated from SAIC with a BFA in fashion design and illustration. She creates kooky cute illustrations inspired by fashion, anime, comics, horror, and dystopia.


Caché Owens

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Caché Owens is an abstract and collage artist residing in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a single mother to a child with special needs and a queer woman of color with mental illness, Caché considers finding joy through art making a radical act. 


Shea Cahill

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Shea Cahill is an illustrator first and foremost – she freelances as a designer, most work being promotional and music-related, expanding to painting and murals.


Lynn Chindlund

Reading “Our Bodies, Ourselves” as a teenager changed my worldview forever. I will never forget one powerful photo from the book: the body of a woman who died due to complications from an illegal abortion.


Jo Rodriguez

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Jo Rodriguez has art in her blood. Her father has been a painter since he was a kid and she has been following in his footsteps before she could write her name. Whether she is painting her world with words with storytelling or dipping her brush into acrylic, art still runs strong through her heart.


Hollie Davis

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My work is introspective and externally provocative at the same time. It is an intellectual exercise and about the nuances of my consciousness.


Linda Cassady

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Chicago-based illustrator and designer, passionately pro-choice.


Mia Van Beek

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Graphic Artist/Illustrator/Sex Educator

(Left) Artist: Nicole Swardenski