Community among new media artists is a vital part of how we develop both our body of work and professional practice. We collaborate and support each other to create new contemporary art experiences and navigate dynamic art markets.

 

Exhibition organizing & CURATING

Working in new media forms often means creating our own spaces and opportunities. I am energized by and grateful to the artists who participate in exhibitions that I have been part of organizing.

em(body)  - Extensions
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 - a  group exhibition at the Uptown Arts Center in Chicago, with site-specific works in hallways, staircases, and windows.  October, 2016

30 Seconds
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 - a guerilla film festival that took place at various spots at the College Art Association annual conference  in Washington DC. February, 2016.

Unmakers
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 - a group exhibition where works continually evolved in the gallery with collaboration and content borrowing among participating artists. February, 2014.

professional service

Service and volunteering allow me to give back to the community whose support I’ve received.

Since early 2016 I have focused on establishing an alumni group, active both online and in the real world, for graduates of Columbia College Chicago's interdisciplinary arts MFA and MA programs.  We share information about residencies, exhibitions, and funding opportunities, as well as support each other's work in progress.

Additionally, we organize social and professional gatherings, such as drop-in studio events and tours of local art centers and facilities.

A recent Facebook post from alumni group co-founder Michelle Graves. 

A recent Facebook post from alumni group co-founder Michelle Graves.