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Hannah Kabat

Momma, Look at Me, Oil on Canvas, 2019, 24" x 18"

Hannah Kabat is a Chicagoland artist who works with multiple mediums, but focuses on painting. In 2020 she received her Bachelor’s degree in Art Education with an endorsement in psychology from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL. Hannah now works at a high school, teaching classes such as ceramics and studio art. Her current art work focuses on two main themes consisting of animals and of landscapes. Both have sentimental meanings to her, and she expresses her memories through working with oil paint. Her work has been shown in the Chicagoland area including a painting in Artravaganza and a relief print in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition in 2019 at Northeastern Illinois University. Her solo exhibition “(UN)BELONGING” debuted six circus themed oil paintings. 

Most recently, she has started working with graphic design for wood burning and created a small business with her partner in their free time. They both share a love for animals, and so Hannah’s animal theme continues through this work as well.

 

Please feel free to check out their Instagram page and Etsy shop below.

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Erika Olandese

Summer Collection, Sterling Silver & Onyx, 2020, Dimensions vary

Erika Olandese is a Chicago based metalsmith and ceramicist. She received her BA in Studio Art from Northeastern Illinois University in May of 2020. She hand-fabricates one of a kind collections of sterling silver jewelry inspired by geometry, nature, and American traditional style tattoos. When Erika isn’t working on her bench, she is on the pottery wheel, throwing functional ceramics that explore the volatile materiality of porcelain clay. Her jewelry and ceramics intersect in her passion for using fire to transform earth materials into functional objects.

Pronouns: she/her

 

Feel free to check out her Website and Instagram.

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Alexandra Galvan

Cardinal, Oil on oak wood slice, 2020,
10-11" diameter and 1" thick

Alexandra Galvan is a Latinx artist born and raised in Chicago whose concentration is Oil paint. She’s a Northeastern Illinois University alumni, with a Bachelor in Studio Art and member of Logan Square AnySquared art organization. Her type of work is mainly a varietion of nature, landscapes, and all living things; including those who are no longer here with us. She enjoys creating artwork that brings joy to people’s life by exploring out of her comfort zone of surrealism. In the past two years she has learned that creating a personal painting of a loved one or that special pet for someone else, is an honorable way to cherish meaningful moments with others.


Her artwork has been part of multiple group exhibitions and art pop-ups in places like Hairpin Art Center, Cole’s in Logan Square, and her upcoming one at the Bridgeport Art Center. Her upcoming painting titled R.I.P Linda, will be displayed in the “Precious” exhibition at the Bridgeport Art Center from November 16, 2020 - January 1st, 2021 and can be viewed online from the comfort of your home. She is currently taking art commissions via email at agalvan4334@gmail.com or on her art instagram account.

Pronouns: She/Her

 

Feel free to check out her Instagram.

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Tamara Turner

In Memoriam, Revisited,  2017, Stoneware, underglaze, glaze, acrylic yarn, Various sizes

Tamara Turner is Chicago based artist working in the mediums of Clay and Watercolor. Her passion is making wheel thrown functional pieces with life and a sense of movement. She uses watercolor to center Black people, primarily women, in positive, often whimsical settings. Her work is primarily about bringing a sense of joy to those who use or possess it. She has received her B.A in Studio Arts from Northeastern Illinois University. She is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Ceramics Dept of Harold Washington College.

 

Feel free to check out her Instagram.

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Brisa Becerril

aka BriBe

Las Raíces del Matriarcado, Archival Micron and Bristol, 2020, 18" x 24"

Born in California and now residing in Illinois, BriBe has always been fascinated by her heritage. Often feeling caught between cultures, ni de aquí ni de allá; her work examines the Chicana woman’s identity and role in today’s society. Although she prefers drawing, BriBe uses painting, graphic design, and printmaking in hopes of cultivating the seeds of the future and pushing them forward.

She received a B.A. in Studio Art and a minor in Latino and Latin American Studies from Northeastern Illinois University in 2016. Since then, BriBe has participated in several art shows in Chicago and its surrounding areas. She established an outreach program for girls of color in Evanston’s school district and currently works as a commissioned tattoo, mural, and graphic design artist.

Pronouns: She/Her

Feel free to follow her on Instagram and Facebook for updates and current works. 

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