The Other Art Fair

Chicago: Chicago Gallery News’ 5 Must See Artists

Ahead of the inaugural edition of The Other Art Fair Chicago we asked Chicago Gallery News which artists they were most looking forward to see at the fair.

Founded in 1983 Chicago Gallery News is the central, independent source for information about the regions’s galleries, museums and resources. In addition to their website, they publish a magazine three times a year.

Moksha Kumar

Moksha Kumar has a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and is currently MFA candidate at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in India. The core content of her work focuses on creating a space that uses various shapes to push and pull the composition in order to create a myriad of perspectives. See more of Moksha’s work. 

Alvaro Galindo

Alvaro Galindo was born in Bogota in 1963 and currently teaches in several universities in Colombia. His training leads him to the investigation of the processes of visual understanding, to background studies various theories of the perception of the human being.  See more of Alvaro’s work. 

Pamela Staker

Pamela Staker is a Chicago-based contemporary artist a BFA in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign. Her work has an urban/rural duality strongly influenced by growing up in a small Midwestern town and then transplanting to downtown Chicago directly after art school. See more of Pamela’s work. 

Raphaella Lima

Raphaella Lima was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her work incorporates her own quest for a feminine identity with a broad artistic concept that overcomes technical boundaries. See more of Raphaella’s work. 

Yvette Kaiser Smith

Yvette Kaiser Smith is a Chicago-based artist who her MFA from the University of Chicago. She makes wall-based geometric abstractions by inventing systems for visualizing values of numbers, specifically of sequences from the infinite numbers pi and e, by utilizing grids and repetition of simple geometric shapes. See more of Yvette’s work.