Author: Emily Rapport

  • Remembering Marion Kryczka


    In remembrance of Marion Kryczka…

  • “WILDERING,” paintings by Basia Krol


    For artist Basia Krol, Wildering describes a re-awakening of self-identity through active observation of nature. Painted largely during the pandemic, Krol finds a grounding connection in the landscape of Central Illinois. In the early months of the pandemic, uncertainty and instability cast a long shadow over our daily activities. Working as a special education paraprofessional,…

  • Live and Talking: David Tortuga and Francis Zaander

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    Archived: March 19, 2022 – Live and Talking, a spoken work performance in concert with our exhibition “Field Guide to North American Happiness: Paintings by Francis Zaander,” was held at Eat Paint Studio, Chicago Illinois. Francis Zaander presents an illuminating lecture on “The History of Music”. David Tortuga, an award-winning poet and legendary furniture mover…

  • In Conversation: Francis Zaander speaks with Vicki Schneider about his work


    Saturday, March 12, 3 -5PM, in the Gallery (ARCHIVED) We are pleased to present A Conversation with Francis Zaander in the gallery. Francis Zaander presented a short film describing his process and discussed his work with writer Vicki Schneider. In Conversation Francis Zaander speaks with Vicki Schneider about his process and work on view in…

  • “Field Guide to North American Happiness,” Paintings by Francis Zaander


    [CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, February 2022] A landscape painter, artist Francis Zaander finds intrinsic connections between the natural and the man-made in paintings that combine a specificity of place with larger themes of belonging, spirituality, and reflection on where home is. His recent work follows a personal exploration of the American landscape, from the Midwest to the…

  • Video Archive: “Where Art Works” Artist Talk, Saturday, Jan 15, 2022


    Where Art Works, a group show featuring 16 artists with studios at the Cornelia Arts Building, on view at Eat Paint Studio, Dec 17, 2021 – Jan 22, 2022. The artists on view in “Where Art Works,” include Nelson Armour, Doug Birkenheuer, Sara Boyle, Katherine Drake-Chial, Doug Frohman, Beth Kamhi, Jason Messinger, James Parenti, Madeline…

  • Where Art Works: Artist Communities and Creative Placemaking


    Sixteen artists whose studios are located at The Cornelia Arts Building in Roscoe Village will participate in a group exhibition at Eat Paint Studio, December 17, 2021 – January 22, 2022. “Where art works,” alludes to the fact that although an artist’s studio practice is unseen, creative work is an integral part of Chicago’s vibrant…

  • In Conversation: Andrew Steiner talks with Dan Tamarkin of Tamarkin Camera in the gallery

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    If you’ve ever stopped by Tamarkin Camera, located at 300 W Superior Street in Chicago, you are bound to have encountered the friendly and knowledgeable enthusiasm of owner Dan Tamarkin. A Leica specialist, Dan’s store is situated in the River North Arts District. Inside, you’ll discover a mini-museum of Leica cameras and ephemera as well…

  • “Available Light,” photographs by Andrew Steiner


    An exhibition of new photographs by Andrew Steiner is at Eat Paint Studio from November 12 through December 11, 2021. Beginning at the start of Chicago’s shut-down in March 2020, the black and white prints on view are both a personal documentation of the past two years (who among us was not shocked into social…

  • “Still Open,” a new exhibition of ink paintings by Emily Rapport at Eat Paint Studio


    “Still Open,” explores a familiar subject for Rapport – neighborhood scenes and portraits of a changing urban landscape. Her typically vibrant painting palette is restricted to monochromatic earth tones of black, grey, brown and sepia. 24 inky urban landscape paintings feature down-at-the-heel homes, corner stores, vacant lots, and construction sites from the near Northside neighborhoods…

  • Claire Elliott, Alexandra Stevenson and Vanessa Shinmoto talk about their work and offer an inside view to materials, techniques and creative processes.


    Each artist has created a video showing their studio practice, thinking process, materials and techniques. Captions coming soon!

  • INSCAPES: Paintings by Claire Elliott, Vanessa Shinmoto, and Alexandra Stevenson


    Artist Talk, Saturday, April 10, 3-4PM CST via Zoom | On view March 5 through April 17, 2021 at Eat Paint Studio “Inscapes,” a group painting exhibition, combines observed and sensory experience to describe a world that is both confined and expansive. On view at Eat Paint Studio, 5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, from March…

  • THIRST: works by Lea Basile-Lazarus, Tamara Wasserman, and Cynthia Weiss explore the role of artist as activist


    “THIRST” is a group exhibition of work by Lea Basile-Lazarus, Cynthia Weiss, and Tamara Wasserman. The artists address themes of climate insecurity, social justice, and the role of the artist as an activist for change. On view through December 7, an opening reception will take place on Friday, November 1, 6-9PM. Thirst is ragged and…

  • Everything Is: Paintings and Drawings by Emily Rapport


    Eat Paint Studio celebrates their first year in business as an art studio and gallery with an exhibition of new and recent work by Emily Rapport.

  • Andrew Steiner, “Wide Awake Dreaming,” Photography Exhibit at Eat Paint Studio


    Purchase the exhibition catalog. [Chicago – July 12, 2019] Eat Paint Studio will open a solo exhibition of photographs by Andrew Steiner on August 2, on view through September 7. Wide Awake Dreaming suggests an internal experience transposed on an observed external moment. Following personal themes of isolation and longing that reflect a larger socioeconomic…