Orr Gidon currently resides in Chicago as a freelance artist, designer, and fabricator. Gidon recently earned their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where they studied Printmedia and 3D Design & Fabrication. In their 2D work, Gidon is stimulated by pattern, repetition of line and shape to create visual movements and optical illusions. Within their 3D practice, Gidon explores concepts of change and movement through processes of material manipulation, particularly using wood, metal, and glass.
Their design work emphasizes principles of ergonomics, multi-functionality, and sustainability with a sculptural approach. Part of their time is spent working with steel at Manifold, a metal furniture fabrication studio, and building light fixtures at Hangout Lighting.