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  • “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…

  • Ink Paintings


    All work is 9×12″ or 11×14″ in a variety of inks from walnut and India Ink to sepia tones and gold, sometimes gouache makes an appearance. Work is on Yupo paper; a super smooth synthetic paper that allows ink to be washed off or rubbed away like charcoal resulting in inky, “Dickensian” landscapes (as a…

  • Home


    Inspired by the urban landscape of Chicago, I paint vacant lots, El tracks, neighborhood houses, fast food restaurants, and construction sites. Emily Rapport studied painting at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, and received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2018, her…

  • Works on Paper


    I started using watercolors in 2009. Initially, this move was driven by a commercial impulse to produce affordable work that I could make and sell more quickly. I was also between studio spaces and watercolors were more compact and less toxic (cats + oil primer = disaster). I began drawing from source material for many…

  • Animal Portraits


    Cats have long figured in art. In Egypt, they were associated with the goddesses Isis and Ba’at, the jaguar in Mesoamerican culture is a spirit companion and has the ability to cross between worlds, lions in European heraldry traditionally symbolize bravery, valor, strength, and royalty (the king of beasts). All have strong associations with majesty…

  • Portraits & The Figure


    My education as a painter is rooted in the figure so it is always something that I return to. Several of these portraits are commissions or people that I know. Others are based on photographs that I have found or taken.

  • Painting Delilah’s


    In 2003 I was working on graduating from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, waiting tables, and beginning to show my art. Mike Miller, owner of Delilah’s, saw some of my bar scene paintings at a Wicker Park art festival called Around the Coyote (now defunct) and asked me to create a series of work based…

  • Urban Landscapes


    I am seeking a moment that, when painted, transcends mundane expectations to reveal an intensely present experience in the varied strokes of paint.  For example, “Woman Walking,” set in a Burger King parking lot explores what is unseen. The abstracted figure moves past the viewer, ghost-like, framed by the structures of the building and electrical…