Friday, August 30, 2013

Hey, I curated a show called, Lady Painters, through Pop-Up Art Loop.

23 E. Madison St.
Current Exhibit: Lady Painters
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday, noon - 6 pm; Saturdays, noon - 4 pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12th 5-9pm
Gallery Address: Frogman Gallery, 23 E. Madison St.

Lady Painters is a three-person exhibition featuring painting and installation by artists Karen Azarnia,  Angela Bryant, and Melody Saraniti.  

About the artists:

Karen Azarnia received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008, and her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at the Union League Club of Chicago, IL; the Riverside Arts Center, IL; as well as recent group shows with the South Logan Arts Coalition, Chicago, IL; and Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL. She has been awarded multiple CAAP grants, Individual Artist grants from the Illinois Arts Council, and currently
serves as Director of the Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery. This fall she will attend a residency at Oxbow in Saugatuck, MI.

Independent Curator, Gallery Director of Design Cloud, Owner/Director of Abryant Gallery and Consultation, Director of Exhibitions for O’Connor Art Gallery. As a curator, Angela Bryant has coordinated multiple exhibitions and shown over 100 artists. In addition to being the Gallery Director of Design Cloud, she is also the Director of Exhibitions for O’Connor Art Gallery at Dominican University where her programming highlights the work of both emerging and established artists in two‐person and group exhibitions.
In 2009, Angela founded Abryant Gallery, an art consultation service and rotating contemporary art gallery that focuses on young/new and emerging artists. In addition to being a curator, she is also an artist and the recipient of several awards and honors including the Presidential Scholarship Award, the Archibald Motley Award for Ragdale Artist Colony, and the Non‐Representational Award for the 36th Annual Beverly Art Center Competition. Her professional practice includes teaching as an adjunct professor, as well as experience as a jury member, a panelist, and a guest lecturer at multiple institutions. Angela holds an MFA in painting and drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited work in multiple locations including The Merchandise Mart and The Korean Cultural Center.

Melody Saraniti received her BFA from Kent State University and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. She has exhibited in several venues including the Noyes Cultural Center in Evanston, IL and the Hyde Park Arts Center. She has been awarded four CAPP Grants, and was a resident of Oxbow and The Vermont Studio Center. Saraniti has shown regularly with Thomas Masters Gallery and was recently the Artist in Residence for the South Logan Arts Coalition.

Exhibition Curated by Gwendolyn Zabicki: Director, Frogman Gallery

Frogman Gallery is committed to showing the work of emerging and mid-career artists in Chicago. The name Frogman comes from the group of top secret WWII divers trained in underwater combat. Like a scrappy Italian commando, Frogman Gallery appeared from nowhere and may disappear at anytime.

Space Provided By:
Marc Realty

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