MCC’s Visiting Artist Program
Date: April 14
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 942 2966 2796
Chris Bradley, born in 1982, is an artist based in Chicago. He has recently presented his work in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Shane Campbell Gallery, Roberto Paradise, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Raleigh, and has been included in group shows at The Renaissance Society, Atlanta Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the NRW-Forum, and the Elmhurst Art Museum. He received his MFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. In 2014, he was included in the Modern Painters magazine feature “25 Artists to Watch.”
In 2017, he was the recipient of the Meier Achievement Award. In addition to his studio practice, he is an instructor of sculpture at both SAIC and the University of Chicago. Over the past two decades, Bradley has developed a sculptural language around representation, poetics of ordinary subjects, trompe l’oeil techniques, and exhibition as a site for the imagination. He aims to use this creative language to encourage his audience to practice the suspension of disbelief as a method for reconsidering and understanding this shared common world.
Artist Talk Archives
Jenny Drumgoole - October 21, 2020
Jenny Drumgoole is a Philadelphia artist who inserts herself into marginal spaces for pseudo-celebrity within popular culture. Her most recent video-based performance work involves the artist physically and virtually infiltrating competitive events with subversive art actions that question our obsessions with celebrity, desire, and the limits and illusions of individuality in popular culture. A discussion of her work appears in the Companion to Public Art, Wiley-Blackwell Press (2016). Drumgoole received her MFA in photography from the Yale School of Art in 2006 and currently lives in Philadelphia.
Learn more about Jenny by visiting jennydrumgoole.com.
Ryan Duggan, Artist - April 29, 2020
Ryan Duggan is an illustrator and printmaker working in Chicago, Illinois. He started making concert posters and art prints in 2006, first under the name Drug Factory Press. Duggan’s work is characterized by a palette of muted primary colors and hand-drawn imagery and typography reminiscent of midcentury America. His list of music and design clients includes Childish Gambino, The 1975, Leon Bridges, John Prine, Courtney Barnett, Bulleit Bourbon, Virtue Cider, The Chicago Bears, The Chicago Fire, Vans Footwear and more.
Learn more about Ryan by visiting ryanduggan.com.
Brad VandenBerg, Graphic Designer - November 20, 2019
Have you ever wondered what it takes to pursue a career in visual arts? Join us as Chicago-based graphic designer Brad VandenBerg explains his origins as a professional designer and showcases his process for creating meaningful, authentic artwork for brands across the nation.
With 15 years of experience in logo design, graphic creation, illustration, and art direction, Brad will answer your questions about what it's like to be a graphic designer and discuss his journey in this exciting career path. Brad's clients include Miller Lite, AB InBev, HP, Billabong, and Audiotree, as well as several brand activation campaigns in the world of gaming. Learn more about Brad by visiting www.bradvandenberg.com