The Chernobyl show at UIMA and I got a shout out in The Art Newspaper.  They also mention Gerd Ludwig, his show opens in Prague in mid May, check out his powerful work.

WTTW Chicago Tonight wrote about my latest piece created for the UIMA and my personal Chernobyl connection.  Check it out here:

For Polish Artist, Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Hits Close to Home

I'm very excited to be a part of an exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art titled Chornobyl: Impact & Beyond.  The show is on view April 1 - May 29 with the opening reception happening on April 1, 6pm-9pm

Seeing as I have not written anything in forever, it would only be fitting that I am sharing an image from an exhibit that is no longer in Chicago, Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840.  This incredible paper cutout was created by an Irishman named Nathaniel Bermingham who lived in England between 1709-1779 and is called The Arms of

I'm very happy to be a part of an exciting event this Saturday, March 28 - Four Movements in Time.  The event is a syncopated sharing of poetry, dance, music, art and talk centered around the non-linear nature of experiential time.

"The Street is My Gallery" exhibit is hidden on the second floor of the National Hellenic Museum in Greektown. It features over 10 street artists who are currently active in Athens such as STMTS, artist.b, Dreyk the Pirate, and NaPet. The art is being presented as a response to the economic crisis, environmental concerns and immigration among many topics.

Here's one that crawled out of my sketchbook recently. I really like him, and yes, it is a male. I started to sketch out other buddies for him so he can share a frame but I'm still not convinced that he will play well with others. 

Recently, on a weekend trip to Galena, IL I came across this interesting piece of history in the Galena & US Grant Museum. It seems appropriate as we are closing in on Valentine's Day - its a valentine cut by a soldier during the Civil War. They did not specify a date on the piece but the Civil War lasted from 1861-1865 so one can assume that it was created at some point then.  

I just showed this piece at the I AM Logan Square gallery this past Friday for a closing reception of their latest portrait exhibit. The turnout was great and even better is that I got a chance to meet the beautiful woman from the picture in person.  She enjoyed how I had transformed her photo - if she liked it, that's all that matters to me. Success!

Here's an alternative to the car wash - check out Scott Wade's dirty car art.