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BOLT Residency
Norman W. Long, "Van Vlissingen Prairie" (Video Album Remix), 2018, Video still

Late August, Early September

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, August 24, from 6-9 PM

"Late August, Early September" is the second edition of the BOLT Alumni Show featuring former artists-in-residence: Jeffrey Michael Austin, Iris Bernblum, Suzette Bross, Rashayla Marie Brown, Amanda Joy Calobrisi, Aram Han Sifuentes, Jaclyn Jacunski, Mayumi Lake, Norman Long, Yvette Mayorga, Huong Ngo, Erik L. Peterson, Amina Ross, Luis Sahagun, and Leonard Suryajaya.

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Oscar Chavez, "Racially Ambiguous Curly Haired Influencer" (documentation of ongoing performance), 2018

Fashion Nova Presents: Carpe DM

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, July 27, 6-9 pm

"Fashion Nova Presents: Carpe DM" is a solo exhibition by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Oscar Chavez.

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Jean Alexander Frater, "Celadon", 2018, Acrylic and enamel on canvas, 42” x 40”

Buoyant Surface

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, June 29, 2018 6:00 - 9:00 pm

"Buoyant Surface" is a solo exhibition of new paintings by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Jean Alexander Frater. || Exhibition on view in CAC's new home at 2130 West Fulton St. ||

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Brent Fogt, "Inbounded," 2017, installation detail

Do Something Else

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 2018 6:00 - 9:00 pm

"Do Something Else" is a solo exhibition of new works by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Brent Fogt. || Last exhibition at 217 N. Carpenter St. CAC moves to 2130 W. Fulton St. in June 2018. ||

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Image by Benjamin Larose

Dot your i's with Hearts

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 27, from 6-9 pm

"Dot your i's with Hearts" is a solo exhibition of new works by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Benjamin Larose.

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Derrick Woods-Morrow, "Me, photographing Josh, performing for me, performing my childhood, in a Chicago back alley," 2018, Photograph, 24" x 36"

Keeping Record

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, March 30, 6-9pm

"Keeping Record" is a solo exhibition of new works by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Derrick Woods-Morrow.

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Roni Packer

Yellow is Mine (Not My Yellow)

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

"Yellow is Mine (Not My Yellow)" is an installation of new works by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Roni Packer.

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Public School brings together two new bodies of artwork by Grauel: hooked rugs, their outmoded-grade-school-subject-matter covered in layer of shag; and, wooden sculptures inspired by a bamboozling childhood visit to a Southern Californian ghost town amusement park. The labor intensive process used to produce one set against the illusion of natural laws defied in the other.  A new essay by J. Nicole Brooks will accompany the exhibition.

Public School

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, from 6-9 pm

"Public School" is a solo exhibition of new works by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Jeffrey Grauel.

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Dharma Talk with Gabriel Halpern

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us on January 20th for a lecture and Q&A with acclaimed yoga teacher, Gabriel Halpern. 

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Poetry Reading

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

In conjunction with Cameron Harvey's exhibition, See without Seeing, Know without Knowing, the Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present four Chicago poets reading new, unpublished w

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Image: Cameron Harvey, 2017

See Without Seeing, Know Without Knowing

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, January 5, 2018, 6-9 pm

"See Without Seeing, Know Without Knowing" is a solo show by Cameron Harvey, BOLT Resident,

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Emilio Rojas, "In the Lap of Lincoln," 2017, from the performance-lecture “Monuments and their collapse,” durational performance-lecture. Photo credit: Joe Houlberg.

Preview 7

The whole is always smaller than its parts
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception & Open Studios: Friday, December 1, 6 - 9pm

"Preview 7: The whole is always smaller than its parts" is a group exhibition featuring the 2017-18 BOLT Artists-in-Residence, and is curated by Ionit Behar.

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Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

"Unison" is a solo show by BOLT Artist-in-Residence Mayumi Lake.

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Artist Luis Sahagun wearing one of his masks.

The Mountains Whispered and the Canyon Sang

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, July 21, 2017, 6-9 pm

"The Mountains Whispered and the Canyon Sang" is a solo exhibition by BOLT Resident Luis Sahagun.

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Jeffrey Michael Austin, Stay Alive (detail), 2017, installation

Stay alive

Friday, June 23, 2017 to Thursday, July 13, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 6-9pm

"Stay alive" is a solo exhibition by BOLT Resident Jeffrey Michael Austin.

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 Juan Camilo Guzmán, "Poster Sampler," 2017

A Cosmetic Decision

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 26, 2017, 6- 9 pm

"A Cosmetic Decision" is a solo exhibition by BOLT Resident Juan Camilo Guzmán.

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Ginger Krebs, "Eyelash Teratoma with Cocktail Wiener and Gober’s Knee," 2017,  Acrylic, hair, silicone, cocktail wiener, false eyelashes, wax, Dimensions variable

Minor Local Slumpage

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 6-9:30pm

"Minor Local Slumpage" is a solo show of new work by Ginger Krebs.

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Gods Do Handstands; Spices Simmer

Friday, March 31, 2017 to Thursday, April 20, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 6-9pm

"Gods do Handstands; Spices Simmer" is a solo show of new paintings by Kaveri Raina.

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Yvette Mayorga, "Bedroom after 15th Birthday," 2016, Plaster piping on wood, acrylic, fur, tinfoil, artist selfie, soldier, and American flag, 36 x 36 inches

The Politics of Desire

Friday, March 3, 2017 to Thursday, March 23, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 6-9pm

"The Politics of Desire" is a solo exhibition featuring BOLT Resident Yvette Mayorga.

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Ee Bang In / Person From Outside

Friday, February 3, 2017 to Thursday, February 23, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 6-9pm

"Ee Bang In / Person From Outside" is a solo exhibition featuring BOLT Resident Annette Hur’s most recent works.

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Amanda Joy Calobrisi, Solitary Surveyor (detail), 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 12 inches

Cloud of the Ideal

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 6-9 pm

"Cloud of the Ideal" is a solo show of paintings by BOLT Resident, Amanda Joy Calobrisi.

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Hương Ngô, "The Voice is an Archive Digital," 2016, Video Black & White, Sound, 6:00 min.

Preview 6: We've Met Before

Friday, December 2, 2016 to Thursday, December 22, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 6-9pm

"Preview 6: We've Met Before"​ is a group exhibition ​featuring​ BOLT Artist​ ​Residen​ts​​​ from 2016-2017, and is curated by Faye Gleisser.

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Johana Moscoso, "Round and Round," 2016, Performative Installation

Round and Round

Friday, November 4, 2016 to Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-9pm // CAC is closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for the holiday.

"Round and Round" is a performative and fiber art installation by artist Johana Moscoso.

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David Bodhi Boylan, "Two Bricks on Bench," 2016, Brick and Mahogany, 8.5" x 16.5" x 4"

David Bodhi Boylan

Seven Sculptures
Friday, October 7, 2016 to Thursday, October 27, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, October 7, 6-9pm

"Seven Sculptures" is a solo exhibition with an architectural intervention and six sculptures by BOLT Resident David Bodhi Boylan.

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Start Together

Friday, August 19, 2016 to Thursday, September 8, 2016
Opening reception: Friday August 19, 6-9pm

"Start Together" is a solo exhibition featuring Chicago-based artist Jaclyn Jacunski and her studio work while in BOLT Residency.

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Suzette Bross, Tyler, Archival Pigment Print, 2015

For the Glass

Friday, May 27, 2016 to Thursday, June 16, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 6-9pm

Solo exhibition by BOLT Resident, Suzette Bross.

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Iris Bernblum, Untitled, 2015, Inkjet print on Archival paper, 20 x 30 in.

Today is a New Day

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 6:00pm to Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 29, 6-9:30 PM

Solo exhibition by BOLT Resident, Iris Bernblum.

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Amina Ross, Untitled, 2015, Homemade sidewalk chalk, found objects, Dimensions variable


Friday, April 1, 2016 - 6:00pm to Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 6-9pm

Sculptor Amina Ross relates the closing of Chicago's many public schools to the inaccessibility of play as a state of mind-- even for adults.

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Don't Hold On to Your Bones

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 6:00pm to Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday March 4, 6:00 - 9:00pm

"Don’t Hold On to Your Bones" mines the artist, Leonard Suryajaya’s upbringing as a second-generation Chinese Indonesian raised by a Muslim woman.

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Flashpoint at Florence and Normandie Avenues during 1992 Los Angeles riots (CBS TV still)

A Thin Blue Line

Friday, February 5, 2016 to Thursday, February 25, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, February 5 , 6-9pm

"A Thin Blue Line" looks at the intersections of public and private space, violence, obsession, and desire through the lens of collective trauma.

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Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera, The Incredible Act of the Disappearance of a Rabbit and the Echo of His Cries Disintegrating into the Abyss, 2014, video installation

A Home Coming (revisited)

Friday, January 8, 2016 to Thursday, January 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8, 6-9pm

Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera exhibits video and installation works that explore the idea of “home” using elements extracted from his memories or dreams.

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Leonard Suryajaya, Navel String, 2015

Preview 5

Friday, November 20, 2015 to Thursday, December 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 6-9 pm

"Preview 5" is a sneak peek of new directions taken by the BOLT artists-in-residence for 2015-2016.

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Kim Jong Un Americans, Aram Han Sifuentes

Kim Jong Un Americans

Friday, October 23, 2015 to Thursday, November 12, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 6-9 pm / Special Event at 8 pm

Come get your own free Kim Jong-un haircut or hairstyle from our professional hair stylist.

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Myra Greene, Detail of Swatch 210, 2015, Fabric Collage, 2 x 14 in.

sketches for something bigger/brighter/wider/higher

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday September 25, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Myra Greene explores her complex cultural connection to African fabrics through photography and quilts, giving rise to new scales, perspectives, and symbolism.

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Map of Sardis Lake, 2015, Official Map of US Army Corps of Engineering, Vicksburg District, 18" x 24"

A Few Good Words for Anybody

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday August 21, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Through the use of photographic archives, oral history, and contemporary photographs, Houston Cofield retraces both the imagined and real landscapes around Sardis Lake.

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Concept rendering by Erik L. Peterson


Friday, July 24, 2015 to Thursday, August 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, July 24, 6 - 9 pm

A post-Minimal roadside peepshow, Hafgerdingar is designed to be viewed one person at a time.

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Phil Peters, Production Still, 2015

Enact a Preservation

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday June 26, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Enact a Preservation is a three-channel video exploration of preserving the view and the building up of an unrealized architecture project by Mies van der Rohe.

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Eric Wall, 200 Quatrefoils, 2015, hand-cut acetate quatrefoils and marker on cut dry wall, site-specific dimensions

A Challenge to the Summer Group Show

A Challenge to the Summer Group Show: BOLT Alumni Exhibition & Dialogue
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 29, 6-9pm

An experimental survey of art and dialogue series produced by the alumni of BOLT Residency.

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Spencer Stucky, Untitled (notes of the Ryou-Un Maru), inkjet print, 2015

Paul Makris

Friday, May 1, 2015 to Thursday, May 21, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6-9 PM

Paul Makris looks at systems of power, value, and identity through stories about geography and personal tragedy.

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Sanaz Sohrabi, Disposables, video still, 2015

Spatial Agreements

Friday, April 3, 2015 to Thursday, April 23, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 6-9 PM

Spatial Agreements explores the body and space through an architectural model of the vacant Iranian Embassy in Washington D.C. as a site for slowness and loss.

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Dark Fiber, video still (2015), Marissa Lee Benedict and David Rueter

Dark Fiber

Friday, March 6, 2015 to Thursday, March 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6-9 PM

Dark Fiber offers a path for experiencing a new telecommunications network that operates alongside and in the shadows of the internet.

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Diaz Lewis, “The Other's Voice”, 2014, custom-made cotton flags whitened during the live action “The Other's Voice”, preserved within a wooden flag case‬.‬

In the Absence of a Body

Friday, February 6, 2015 to Thursday, February 26, 2015

Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera will stage his own absence by occupying a liminal space between gallery walls during the three-week duration of his solo exhibition.

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photo credit: Norman W. Long


Friday, January 9, 2015 to Thursday, January 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 9, from 6-9 pm

The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present, ‘scapes, a solo exhibition featuring new works by BOLT Resident, Norman W. Long.

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BOLT Open Studios: Friday, November 21, 6-9pm

BOLT Open Studio Night

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Come meet the artists and view works-in-progress.

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Friday, November 21, 2014 to Thursday, December 18, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, from 6-9 pm

PREVIEW4 brings together all of the 2014-2015 BOLT Residents for their first and only group exhibition at Chicago Artists Coalition

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Rashayla Marie Brown


Friday, October 24, 2014 to Thursday, November 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, from 6–9pm

Vagabunda features work by Rashayla Marie Brown that explores notions of privilege, migration, and the search for power and freedom through a variety of mediums.

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Erik L. Peterson


Friday, September 26, 2014 to Thursday, October 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 26, from 6–9pm

Dimmer features new works by BOLT Resident Erik L. Peterson, that engage ordinary objects and actions that permeate our everyday lives and augment their inherent eccentricities.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 to Thursday, September 11, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday August 22, 2014, 6-9 pm.

Casualties is a multi-part installation of new work by BOLT Resident Annette Barbier, exploring the tension between the built environment and the marginalized place of nature in our urban spaces.