This edition of Office Hours: Portfolio Review is an opportunity for artists to meet with directors of independent galleries and project spaces throughout Chicago.
One-on-one portfolio reviews last 30 minutes and provide a platform to discuss a range of issues of interest to emerging and working artists, including:
- Feedback on artwork
- Preparing for exhibitions
- Pursuing professional opportunities
- And more!
Please note that space is very limited & advance registration is required. Office Hours appointments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be able to indicate your reviewer preference following the registration process. Participants are asked to arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment.
- Insightful, professional perspective on creative portfolio.
- How to research opportunities and assess their applicability to one’s aspirations.
- Logistics of the review process and preparation for studio visits and/or exhibitions.
Kristin Abhalter Smith is creative director and founder of Roman Susan Art Foundation, a project incubator and platform for Midwestern artists. Since 2012 the space has worked with over 750 artists in the Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park. Kristin has recently exhibited as an installation artist at Demo Projects, funded by a DCASE grant, with upcoming shows at Ignition Projects and STNDRD. MFA in Technical Theatre and Design from the University of Minnesota, with twenty years experience designing, building, and painting for stage and motion picture. romansusan.org
Mika Horibuchi lives and works in Chicago, IL. Horibuchi attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned her BFA in 2013. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Draw the Curtain, PATRON, Chicago, IL; Council, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago IL; Tangled Bliss and Beautiful Soup, Selena Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Miranda, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; No Secret, LVL 3, Chicago, IL; Sub Rosa, Loudhailer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Things, Soccer Club Club, Chicago, IL. She is the co-founder and co-director of 4th Ward Project Space, an artist-run gallery in Chicago. She is represented by PATRON Gallery. 4wps.org
Claudine Isé is the director of Goldfinch, a contemporary projects space located in East Garfield Park. She is also the director of the Riverside Arts Center’s Freeark Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Riverside Illinois. Claudine teaches in the Museum and Exhibition Studies Program in the School of Art + Art History at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and is also a Lecturer in the Painting and Drawing department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago in 2008, she was the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, and before that, was an Assistant Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. She holds a Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California. goldfinchgallery.org
Additional reviewers will be announced soon!
$30 | General Public, CAC Artist Members, and BOLT/HATCH/LAUNCH Residents