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LAUNCH Invitational Residency 2017

Artist Residents

Adam R. Cipcic

Adam Cipcic is a visual artist whose work engages with memories of loss through alchemical approaches and visual artifacts. Adam is currently completing his degree at the University of Illinois - Chicago.

Brock Pieper

Brock Pieper is an artist whose work uses drawing to explore the fears and afflictions that bind human psyches. Brock is currently completing his degree at Northern Illinois University.

Cassandra Meek

Cassandra Meek is an artist whose work explores the erratic, unpredictable natures of subjectivity, the ego and ontology through art objects, photographs and moving images. Cassandra is currently finishing her degree at at Columbia College Chicago.

Charlotte Mukahirn

Charlotte Mukahirn is a visual artist whose work focuses on subjects of imagination, dreams and horror through the use of both traditional and digital media. Charlotte is currently completing her degree at DePaul University.

Emily Wittke

Emily Wittke is a visual artist whose work focuses on figurative elements. Emily is currently completing her degree at Northern Illinois University.

Erin Gregory

Erin Gregory is an artist interested in traditional narrative, experimental film, video art and installation. Erin is expecting to complete her degree next year at Northwestern University.

Faith Zamble

Faith Zamble is a mixed media artist whose work explores the delicate balance between perception and reality. She is currently completing her degree at North Park University.

Gabriel Corona

Gabriel Corona is a visual artist whose work uses multiple forms of image making, such as painting and digital work, to explore different facets of identity. Gabriel is expecting to finish his degree next year at Northwestern University.

Gwen Seol

Gwen Seol is a visual artist interested in exploring the boundary between digital technology and painting. Gwen is currently completing her degree at the University of Chicago.

Henry Voellmecke

Henry Voellmecke is an artist and printmaker whose work explores formalism through site-specific installation, printmaking, and the use of minimal forms of line, shape and pattern. Henry is currently completing his degree at Columbia College Chicago.

Jaimie Feathers

Jaimie Feathers is a visual artist whose work explores the duality of chaos and perfection through paintings and screen prints. Jaimie is currently completing her degree at Northern Illinois University.

Jeanette Habash

Jeanette Habash is a painter interested in the human figure and questions of the Palestinian experience. Jeanette is currently completing her degree at North Park University.

Jireh L. Drake

Jireh Drake is a mixed media artist, drawer and sculptor whose work operates within conversations of Blackness and systems of power and aims to critically engage viewers with ideas around race. Jireh is currently completing their degree at DePaul University.

Kianna Davis

Kianna Davis is an artist whose work centers around the emotions and parallels shared between her and her twin sister. Kianna is currently completing her degree at Northern Illinois University.

Liliana Alfaro

Liliana Alfaro is a photographer whose current work functions to help represent immigrants in the United States and pay tribute to Latina womanhood and femininity. Liliana is currently completing her degree at Columbia College Chicago.

Marco Bustamante

Marco Bustamante is a designer whose process of design engages with what he sees to be visually interesting and efficient. Marco is currently completing his degree at Chicago State University.

Marie Damien

Marie Damien is a printmaker whose work explores the association of pain with meeting ideal beauty standards. Marie is currently completing her degree at Northern Illinois University.

Martha Morimoto

Martha Morimoto is an artist whose work observes various contextualizations of objects and functional structures through the language of sculpture and digital imaging. Martha is currently completing her degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Maya Sato

Maya Sato is an artist who works primarily in drawing and printmaking to draw upon own her lived experiences, especially from childhood and the home. Maya is currently completing her degree at DePaul University.

Meimei Song

Meimei Song is an artist who uses sculpture installation, technology, live plants and social media to draw attention to the unresolved entanglement between technology and ecological crisis. Meimei completed her degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Melissa Anthony

Melissa Anthony is a visual artist who creates for the pleasure of herself and others. Her creations are artifacts of space and time, and are often embodied as prints, paintings, custom sneakers and drawings. She is currently completing her degree at Chicago State University.

Nadine Abdelrahim

Nadine Abdelrahim is an artist who uses sculpture, video, installation and text to explore the idea of being an individual within a community and the way the collective individual sees themselves as something bigger. Nadine is currently completing her degree at the University of Illinois - Chicago.

Oscar Chavez

Oscar Chavez is an artist who works with performance and painting to explore his place in the larger conversation that is art history and the events that have led up to the current sociopolitical moment. Oscar is currently completing his degree at the University of Illinois - Chicago.

Ye Seom Ahn

Ye Seom Ahn is a multidisciplinary artist primarily working with fiber materials. Her work explores the idea of labor, the practicality of architectural space and daily products. She completed her degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.