Artist Sabrina Siegel’s Playful $10 Digital Portrait Series

The Chicago-based illustrator explains her quest to help people feel a little more seen and understood

Visits to galleries, art fairs and pop-ups used to serve as an introduction to new artists. Now, we are often left to our own devices—sometimes literally—as was the case when we stumbled upon Chicago-based artist Sabrina Siegel‘s Instagram page. A graphic designer and illustrator with experience in advertising and branding (and a degree in psychology), Siegel’s work touches on the intimate parts of everyday life …

Interview: Artist Hebru Brantley on the Opening of Chicago’s Nevermore Park

Part art exhibition, part theater, the project aims to represent and attract people who rarely visit galleries

Hebru Brantley‘s work spans various mediums. His iconographic style centers on two characters: Flyboy and Lil Mama. He’ll plaster them as massive murals on the sides of buildings, paint them on canvas, collaborate on sculptures of them, and more. In the sub-10 years of their existence, Flyboy and Lil Mama have gone from imaginary friends of his to internationally recognized heroes. Brantley has also done …

Chicago Architecture Biennial Addresses Surveillance, Segregation and More

The third edition of North America’s largest contemporary art, design and architecture survey, this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial focuses on the theme of  “….And Other Such Stories.” In congregating around this topic, the platform—and its curator Yesomi Umolu—has placed the biennial in conversations surrounding social justice, segregation, surveillance, land rights, gun violence and more. Architecture has long impacted political, personal and environmental issues, and the …