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Grad Projects: Matt Morris

Matt Morris works against repression. Painting, perfume, textiles, and conceptual projects serve as means for his work to operate as redresses of art historical canons, personal family histories, and radical notions of queer kinship. Morris is an artist, writer, educator, and curator based in Chicago. He has presented artwork nationally and internationally including Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York; RUSCHMAN, Berlin, Germany; Krabbesholm Højskole, Skive, Denmark; 12.26, Aspen, CO; DePaul Art Museum, and Gallery 400, Chicago, IL; The Mary + Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL; The Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL; The Poor Farm, Manawa, WI; and The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH. He is a contributor to Artforum.com, Flash Art, The Seen and X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly; and many others. He is a transplant from southern Louisiana who earned an MFA in Art Theory + Practice from Northwestern University, as well as a Certificate in Gender + Sexuality Studies. In 2017 he earned a Certification in Fairyology from Doreen Virtue, PhD. Morris is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


More information on Matt Morris at www.mattmorrisworks.com


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Matt Morris for New City

Matt Morris for New City

Splitsville smells like irises , 2018

Splitsville smells like irises, 2018

KG

Kg was born in Poland 1980 lives works in Chicago, teaches at the art institute of Chicago. Recent solo exhibitions include Blue Out Of My Mouth at Freerange gallery Chicago, Changeling at Julius Caesar Chicago, and Alter at Terrain in oak park IL. In January 2019 kg hung a solo exhibition, Some Kind Of Duty, of woven works at The DePaul Art Museum that includes a participatory badminton field made in collaboration with artist Betsy Odom. Upcoming shows include the group show Queer Forms at the Katherine e. nash gallery Minneapolis mn, and the group show I Am I Said at Carthage College. Kg attended The Skowhegan School of painting and sculpture in 2017 and The Vermont Studio Center as a fellow in 2018. They currently live and work in Chicago. Their first monograph Some kind Of Duty is available for purchase at The DePaul Art Museum and on Amazon.com .


More information on kg at www.karolinagnatowski.com/


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Karolina Gnatowski for Moda Masters by Edra Soto

Karolina Gnatowski for Moda Masters by Edra Soto

“Blue Eye” by KG

“Blue Eye” by KG

Mike Cloud

Mike Cloud is a painter whose work examines the conditions of painting in its contemporary life among countless reproductions, symbols and descriptions. Cloud earned his M.F.A. from Yale University and his B.F.A. from the University of Illinois-Chicago. His work has been exhibited at MoMA P.S.1, NY; the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Slovak Republic; Honor Fraser Gallery, CA; Thomas Erben Gallery, NY; White Columns, NY and Max Protetch, NY. Cloud has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Art Forum and featured in the survey ‘Painting Abstraction’ by Bob Nickas, published by Phaidon Press. His work is held in private and public collections including The Bronx Museum, Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cloud has lectured on his work and contemporary theoretical art issues at numerous schools including the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Yale University, Cooper Union, Bard College, Kansas City Art Institute and the New York Studio School. He is currently Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
More information on Mike Cloud at www.mikecloudart.com


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Mike Cloud for Arts UChicago

Mike Cloud for Arts UChicago

Dialogue of Growth , Oil on canvas, 91.5 x 30.5 inches (~232 x 77 cm), 2014.  Image courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery, NYC, NY.

Dialogue of Growth, Oil on canvas, 91.5 x 30.5 inches (~232 x 77 cm), 2014.

Image courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery, NYC, NY.