Tag: Chicago

Guanyu Xu

徐冠宇 Guanyu Xu (b.1993 Beijing) is an artist currently based in Chicago where he received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Guanyu was the recipient of…

David Schalliol

David Schalliol an assistant professor of sociology at St. Olaf College and principal with Scrappers Film Group – an organization interested in the relationship between community and place. His photographs…

Mehves Lelic

Mehves Lelic is an Istanbul-born photographer and educator living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She received her BA from the University of Chicago in 2013. She is the recipient…

Jordan Putt

Jordan Putt is a photographer whose work responds to issues of place, identity, and community. He earned a BA in Psychology from Northern Arizona University, and is a current MFA…

Kenneth Guthrie

Kenneth Guthrie is an Arkansas native. In 2016, He obtained his BFA in Studio Art with a Photography emphasis from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He is currently…

Jaclyn Wright

Jaclyn Wright is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from the Great Lakes region. She received her BA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her MFA from Indiana University. In 2014…

In Conversation: Petya P Shalamanova

Petya Shalamanova was born and raised in Bulgaria. She grew up roaming the streets of her old world post-communist town Plovdiv, where she made friends with strangers, tamed numerous stray…

Jonathan Michael Castillo

Jonathan Castillo is a photographer and visual artist based in Chicago working in the Midwest, Westcoast and in South China. His work focuses on people, place, cultural behavior & societal…

Jin Lee

Jin Lee is a Chicago-based photographer whose project centers on forming a deeper relationship to places through close examination of their landscapes. She has received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship…

FeiFan Zhang

FeiFan Zhang is an artist and photographer whose work examines how human intentions often result in irreconcilable functions as oddly experienced spaces in the changing urban landscape. She received her…

Shterna Goldbloom

Shterna Goldbloom will be receiving her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (2019). Her photography has been exhibited at EXPOChicago, the Mint Museum (NC), the Hartmann Gallery (IL), the…

Stephanie Taiber

Stephanie Taiber lives and works in Chicago, IL. She received a BFA from the University of Arizona. As an artist, Stephanie creates visual connections between emotions and moments, exploring the…

Owen Conway

Owen Conway (b. 1988, Dobbs Ferry, NY, United States) is an artist interested in making work about how people deal with loss and longing in their every day lives, specifically…

Clarissa Bonet

Clarissa Bonet is an artist based in Chicago whose work explores issues of the urban space in both a physical and psychological context. She holds an MFA in Photography from…

Barbara Diener

Born in 1982 in Germany, Barbara Diener received her BFA in Photography from the California College of the Arts and MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has…

Ken Rosenthal

Ken Rosenthal received a B.A. in still photography from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television and an M.F.A. in photography from the School of the Art Institute of…

Terrance Purdy jr.

Terrance Purdy, Jr., is an artist from Chicago, Illinois. He is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia. He obtained his B.A. In Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations…

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson, B. 1992, is an artist living and working in Chicago. He received his BA from Columbia College Chicago in 2015. Since then, he has released two publications: City of…

Andrew Skoda

Andrew Paul Skoda (b. 1993, Illinois) was raised and attended high school on the far edge of the Southside of Chicago. He grew fond of making photographs when his father…

Porter McLeod

Porter McLeod first began making photographs in the South, where he was born, in a small college-town named Athens, Georgia. He is now based in Chicago, IL where he is…

Thomas Jordan

Thomas Jordan is an American photographer, living and working in Winfield, Illinois. Photographing in the area where he was born, Thomas finds inspiration in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs. He is…

Shawn Rowe

Today I get to share with you the work by Shawn Rowe and the chat we had about his newest series called, V. Big thanks to him for taking the…

Elisabeth Hogeman

Elisabeth Hogeman is a Chicago-based visual artist working in photography, collage, and video to consider conventions of still life. Her practice seeks the slow excavation of domestic subjects through repetition…

John Lusis

John Lusis (b. 1987, Madison, WI) is a photographer based in Chicago, IL. He received his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2009 and MFA in…

Paul Yurkovich

Paul Yurkovich is a fine art/documentary photographer currently based in Madison, WI. He received his BFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2003. Aside from a brief stint in California, he…

Tom Krawczyk

Tom Krawczyk (b. 1988) is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in English Education, he worked…

Danielle Ellen Owensby

Danielle Ellen Owensby, also known by the acronym of her full name, “deo”, is an artist and writer who graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a MFA in Photography in…

Evan Jenkins

Evan Jenkins grew up in Southern California in a coastal town outside of Los Angeles. He moved to Chicago in 2006 where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree…

Workers Changing Sign, Las Vegas Blvd, 1987

Jay Wolke

Jay Wolke is an artist and educator living in Chicago, Illinois. His photographic monographs include: All Around the House: Photographs of American-Jewish Communal Life, 1998; Along the Divide: Photographs of the…

Evan Baden

Evan Baden earned his MFA from Columbia College in Chicago in 2014. His work is held in public collections such as the Walker Art Center, Milwaukee Art Museum, FOAM Amsterdam,…

Jessica Pierotti

Jessica Pierotti is an interdisciplinary artist, photographer, and educator living in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She received her Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016.…

Tom Krawczyk

Tom Krawczyk is a Chicago-based photographer and filmmaker. He lived in South Korea for two years, teaching students and working on documentaries. His photographs have been painted as murals in…

Kevin Serna

Kevin Serna (b.1989) is a photographer based in Chicago, IL. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Photography in 2012 from Columbia College Chicago. Kevin’s photographs draw strength from the…

Natalie Krick

Natalie Krick (b. 1986) lives in Seattle, Washington. She received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2008 and her MFA in Photography from Columbia College…

Meet The Editors: Rachel Jump

Meet The Editors: Rachel Jump All of the editors of Aint-Bad can agree on one simple fact, we like photography. I mean, we really like it. This shouldn’t come as…

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson, B. 1992, is an artist living and working in Chicago. He received his BA from Columbia College Chicago in 2015. Published through Nonporous, Anderson released his first publication…

Dan Mrotek

Dan Mrotek (b. 1989, Illinois) is an artist based in Chicago. Dan recently received his BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, where he was an intern at the Museum…

Lauren Wilkins

Lauren Wilkins is an analog photographer and collage artist originally from New Jersey. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago (BA PH’13), where her photographic collages are a permitted part of Columbia College…

Mel Keiser

Mel(v.6)—or “Mel Keiser”—was born from Mel(v.4/5) sometime in 2014. She was born in Evanston, IL, where she works as the Department Assistant for Northwestern University’s Department of Art History. Arguably…

Matthew Avignone

Matthew Avignone is a Korean-American photographer born in 1987. In 2011, he obtained is B.A. in photography from Columbia College, Chicago. He has been exhibited at the Aperture Foundation, the…

Doug Fogelson

Doug Fogelson studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. His photographic works are included in collections at The J. Paul Getty Center, The…

Whit Forrester

December 24, 1983 Pago Pago, American Samoa 21:20 Raised in Kentucky, USA School in Ohio and Chicago Currently lives in Chicago, Illinois, USA Interested in the ways in which we…