Art In America

Angel Otero

Since completing his graduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, Angel Otero has devoted himself to revitalizing painting with a highly concept- and process-driven approach to the well-traveled medium.

Rebecca Shore

Geometric abstraction boasts a rich history that dates back to the early 20th century and such artists as Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian. Despite scores of countervailing movements and upheavals in the art world since, abstraction has endured,...

Anne Collier

The Los Angeles-born, New York-based artist Anne Collier takes on today's fast-paced digital paradigm and its implications, indirectly if not directly, in nearly 40 black-and-white and color photographs.

Stan Shellabarger

References to "process" in art are so common that the word has become almost cliché. But in discussing the intriguing performative work of Chicago artist Stan Shellabarger, it is impossible to not talk about process, because everything he does...

Sabina Ott

Sabina Ott began her career on the West Coast as a painter in the 1980s. But it didn't take long for her work to extend off the canvas into sculpture, video and installation, often coming together in "environments that amplify sensations," as she...

Jeff Carter

Many artists have incorporated everyday materials of one kind or another into their work, from Richard Artschwager, who notably used Formica in his Minimalist sculptures, to Félix González-Torres, who created pieces consisting of strings of common...

Tony Tasset

A mound of bean dip. A puddle of multipurpose cleaner. A glob of blackberry yogurt. Three-dimensional re-creations in colored resin and other mediums of a few dozen food and consumer products, along with the actual bottles and containers associated...

Judy Ledgerwood

Best known for canvases with electric colors and bold patterns, Chicago artist Judy Ledgerwood has increasingly ventured into the realm of installation in recent years, painting directly on gallery walls to create enveloping works.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

From quiet mystery to brash exuberance, the 10 new paintings (all 2013) in Molly Zuckerman-Hartung's second solo exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey offered an unusually wide range of looks and moods—a diversity captured in the show's playful title,...

Nora Schultz

Nora Schultz works in a loose, intuitive way. One set of ideas flows into another, past projects blur into new ones, scavenged objects are decontextualized then recontextualized, and words both intervene and provide meaning.

Alexis Petroff

Alexis Petroff's sometimes showy, sometimes spare mixed-medium sculptures can be playful wall-size constructions with a theatrical flair or smaller pieces with a delicate, even fragile, simplicity.

Bill Traylor

It is now something of a given that outsider art is moving into the mainstream, as U.S. institutions, academics and others increasingly acknowledge its essential place in this country's visual history.

José Lerma

As has been evident in a string of successful exhibitions in Europe and the U.S., José Lerma—who splits his time between New York and Chicago, where he teaches at the School of the Art Institute—likes to work on a big scale, arranging his...

Abelardo Morell

Given the millions of photographs taken since the invention of the medium more than 150 years ago—with millions more flooding the Internet every day—any possibility of creating genuinely fresh, distinctive, let alone memorable imagery seems...

Renaissance Woman: An Interview with Solveig Øvstebø

When the much-respected Susanne Ghez announced she was stepping down as executive director of Chicago's Renaissance Society after nearly 40 years in the post, the contemporary art space's board ventured halfway around the globe to find the person...

Richard Koppe

Cubism is most often associated with its inventors Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, as well as a range of other European artists who took art in radically new directions at the beginning of the 20th century. Its effects, however, reverberated for...

Melanie Schiff

Given the tsunami of images that flood us daily, it seems more difficult than ever for photographers to develop a point of view that is fresh and startling enough to stand out.

Allen Ruppersberg

Even in 2012, after all that has happened in contemporary art during the past several decades, Allen Ruppersberg's latest installation at the Art Institute of Chicago manages to startle

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