Wednesday, March 20, 2019
4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Spudnik Press, 1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302
$20 for Spudnik Press Members
Guest Reviewer: Karen Azarnia
As part of our mission to unite our community of artists with art professionals throughout Chicago, we offer portfolio reviews throughout the year. Each artist that signs up for a portfolio review will receive a 30-minute, private review with a curator, educator, gallery director, or arts administrator.
This is a unique opportunity for artists to receive feedback on a current body of work or upcoming project, as well as suggestions on how to prepare for other professional opportunities. Participating artists should bring a portfolio of current work to share with the guest reviewer.
Karen Azarnia Bio:
Karen Azarnia is an artist, educator, and curator. Born in Miami, FL, she currently lives and works in Chicago. She received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Azarnia explores the dialog between memory and painterly gesture. Her paintings fluctuate between abstraction and representation; a reflection of the shifting, fluid nature of perception. A grant recipient from the Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, she has presented solo and two-person exhibitions with Abryant Gallery, Chicago, IL; Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL; the Union League Club of Chicago, IL; and the Riverside Arts Center, IL; with recent group exhibitions at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL; Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE; and Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL. Her work has been included in The Chicago Tribune, Hyperallergic, the Huffington Post, and Newcity Art. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Director of the O’Connor Art Gallery at Dominican University.
Space is limited to six artists. Advanced registration is required. The non-refundable registration fee can be paid online. The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 13, 2019 or when all spaces are full. Exact time slots will be assigned by Friday, March 15, 2019. Registrants are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes early to their scheduled appointment.