December, 14 2022
School of Art & Art History Weekly Digest
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Congrats Grads!


Congrats Class of 2022 Graduates from the School of Art & Art History! 🎓 We are so proud of everything you've accomplished. 🎉

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Ground Floor

December 10, 2022–March 5, 2023

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

Ground Floor 2022 opened recently at the Hyde Park Art Center and features alums Juan Baños Fonseca (MFA ‘22), and Nick Jackson (MFA ‘22)!

This edition presents paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, fiber, photographs, new media, and performance work that propose alternative ways to see the world, different relationships between the body and nature and new perspectives of history. 

This ongoing Biennial exhibition since 2010, brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent. The exhibition offers a single destination to discover artists, who have recently graduated (in 2021 and 2022) from one of Chicago’s five outstanding MFA programs and whose work demands to be seen and supported. Ground Floor presents art made in the past couple of years in hopes to investigate and articulate conceptual and stylistic trends coming out of Chicago art schools right now. Learn more »


For Each Other

September 9–December 17, 2022

UIC Gallery 400
Art & Exhibition Hall
400 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607

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Contemplation, Laleh Motlagh (MFA '21) Solo Exhibition at Chicago Artist Coalition

November 18–January 13, 2023

Chicago Artists Coalition
2130 W. Fulton St., Unit B
Chicago, IL 60612

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Apply for an Internship at Gallery 400

Gallery 400 has two internship opportunities open for the spring semester: the Archives, and Community Engagement and Public Programs positions. Learn more »

2023 marks the Gallery’s 40th anniversary and we seek an intern interested in exploring and organizing the Gallery’s history in our physical and digital archive. With the physical archive, the intern will conduct research on the foundation of the Gallery in the early 80s and develop a cataloging checklist system. With the digital archive, the intern will recover and make public documentation lost in 2017 using the Wayback Machine. 

The Community Engagement and Public Programs Intern will provide support for our upcoming exhibitions, public programs, and community outreach across Chicago. The intern will also conduct tours, and invite potential and current partners to collaborate with the Gallery. 

These internships require a commitment of 7–15 hours per week and are only open to UIC undergraduate students. They are funded by the UIC Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award and to be eligible, UIC students must have Federal Work-Study as part of their financial aid award. 

TO APPLY: Send a résumé and cover letter to Denny Mwaura ( with the name of the position and the semester + year in the subject line (ex: Community Engagement and Public Programs Internship Spring 2023). Deadline: December 17, 2022, 11:59 PM CT.

Call for Submissions – Fwd: Museums Journal 2023 - [Redacted]

Fwd: Museums invites academic articles, artwork, essays, exhibition/book reviews, creative writing, interviews, poetry, love letters, and other experimental forms to analyze, critique, and make space for new thinking about museums and exhibitions. The theme for 2023 is [Redacted].

All submissions should follow the guidelines and relate to the journal’s mission statement. Read the full Call for Submissions » Deadline: Jan. 5, 2023

Call for Submissions – ENCOUNTER

Artist Jason Lazarus invites current and former Chicagoland artists to participate in a public art project at the Chicago Cultural Center they are organizing titled ENCOUNTER, running through January 15, 2023.

"The exhibition seeks to feature small handmade ‘drawings’ by current or former Chicago artist-residents visualizing a TRANSFORMATIVE encounter with a single artwork they had somewhere in Chicago while living in the city. This is a chance to acknowledge a work (and its maker) who helped us see what is possible, urgent, relevant, and liberating."
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