Andrea Jablonski

andreamakesthings@gmail.com

 

Experience

Play Big! Chicago fabrication and art studio -2017- present

Operamatic Chicago 2015 – present /in house artist/maker

Artist Painters LLC 2013-present painter (residential /commercial)

Johalla Projects Gallery/Production Artist Chicago 2009 – present

 

Freelance painter/muralist (commercial/residential) 2000 – present

Notable commercial projects include

Carnivale Restaurant, Giocco, Macello, RM21, Park 52, Soul, Victor Hotel, City

Provisions, Thalia Hall, and the Florsheim Mansion, Kaiser Tiger, Silver Palm/Matchbox

Private mural commission information available upon request (2000-present)

 

Curatorial:

Elastic Arts Foundation Chicago July 2012 – Dec 2013 – Gallery curator/special events

Silent Funny Oct 2015 Night Errant: audio/visual installation

GAG Fest Music and Arts Festival October 2015 Chicago

GAG Gallery Chicago Spring 2015 Exhibit “ MODERN FOLK” group show

High Concept Labs Chicago Sept 2011

Bootlegger Theater/Gallery Los Angeles Oct 2010 group exhibit

Johalla Projects Gallery Chicago July 2010 Art of Touring group exhibit

Peanut Gallery Chicago Feb 2010

Twice Born Gallery Chicago 1993/1995 owner/curator

 

Set Design:

Freelance set painter/builder 2005-present.

Portfolio available upon request

 

Merits:

Chicago Park District Night Out In The Parks Grant Recipient 2018

Jensen Formal Garden Humboldt Park Chicago sculpture project grant recipient 2017

Mile of Murals 2016 Audubon Mural grant recipient

Valley of the Vapors Music/Arts Festival March 2015 Visiting Artist Hot Springs AR

Chicago Center For Green Technology Artist in Residence October 2013

Chicago Artists’ Month 2013 Featured Artist East Garfield Park

Dunning Public Library Design Project Honoree 2012

Chicago Reader People of the Year 2012

Oak Park Arts Council Green Line Viaduct Mural Project 2010

Arts of Life Artist in Residence Sept 2010

Experimental Sound Studios Chicago audiogrant recipient 2009

Chicago Sun Times Jan 2000 21st Impressions highlighted artist

 

Education

Lane Technical High School Chicago Art Major 1986-1990

School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1990 – 1992

Apprenticeships:

Tony Fitzpatrick/World Tattoo Gallery Chicago 1992-1994

Carl Hammer Gallery summer internship 1994

Constance Trojnar painter/designer 1998 – 2000

 

1995 – 1997 - Extensive travel/residencies Northern/Eastern Europe, Indonesia, Australia

2000-2008 - Extensive US/Canada touring/ musical ensembles (bass playe

  

Highlighted Exhibit History

Deerfield Art and Sculpture Showcase 2018-2019

Oak Park Sculpture Walk 2018

Memory Palace of Fear Immersive Installation/haunted house Silent Funny Oct 2016 and 2017  National Endowment of the Arts funded)

Jensen Formal Garden Humboldt Park Chicago 2017

Masks and Mythology group show Obverse Gallery Chicago Oct 2016

Night Errant audio/visual group show Silent Funny Chicago Oct 2015

DO312 5 Year Anniversary Party Art Commission Aug 2015

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel/Cindy’s Chicago Air and Water Show Art installation 2015

Silent/Funny Chicago June 2015 installation

ACTIVATE Chicago Loop Alliance and Johalla Projects May 2015 artist

GAG Gallery Chicago MODERN FOLK Group Exhibit spring 2015

Loki Arts Hot Springs AR March 2015 visiting artist

Co Prosperity Sphere Chicago KrampusNacht Group Show Dec 2014

Chicago Artists' Month 2014 East Garfield Park Art Walk Vacant Lot Sculpture Project

Aurora Arts Council/Rena Church Group Show May - Aug 2014

Johalla Projects/Chicago Loop Alliance "Activate" Pop Up Art Event May 1 2014

Continental Chicago " Slip the Mickey" April 2014

The Franklin Outdoors "Visitation Rites" December 2013

Chicago Artists' Month 2013 Featured Artist East Garfield Park

Figment Arts Festival Garfield Park Conservatory August 2013

ASCII Elastic Arts Sound/Light Installation May 2013

GAG Gallery Chicago Group Show May 2013

2nd Floor Rear Festival/Elastic Arts Foundation Feb 2013

The Franklin Outdoors Oct 2012 Private Collection exhibit

Johalla Projects /Pitchfork Music Festival July 2012 public installation

Elastic Arts Foundation Vision Gallery Chicago June 2012 solo exhibit

Star Lounge Chicago March/April 2012

Gala Gallery Chicago Feb 2012 Bike Winter Art

Peanut Gallery Chicago Jan 2012 group exhibit

Arts of Life Fulton Gallery Chicago Sept 2011 artist in residence show

Chicago Urban Arts Center March 2011 Bike Winter Art Show group exhibit

Chicago Urban Arts Center Dec 2010 The Daley Show group exhibit

Bootlegger Theater / Gallery Los Angeles Oct 2010 group exhibit

The 23rd Atmosphere Group Gallery Chicago Aug 2010 Young Polish Artists 2

Johalla Projects Chicago July 2010 Art of Touring group exhibit

Peanut Gallery Chicago Chicago July 2010 Pussy Galore juried group exhibit

Tattoo Factory Chicago April 2010 The Last Unicorn group art exhibit

Lakeview Chamber of Commerce April 2010

Chicago Alderman Project - 50 Alderman 50 Artists

Johalla Projects Chicago March 2010 Chicago Alderman Project - 50 Alderman 50 Artists

Rainbo Club Chicago Dec 2009 Birds solo exhibit

Antena Gallery Chicago Oct 2009 Zombie- a mindless affair group exhibit

Flat Iron Arts Bldg Chicago Feb 2009 Winter Art Bike Show group exhibit

Chicago Tourism Center Jan/March 2009 Exquisite City a city in cardboard group show

Co Prosperity Sphere Chicago Dec 2008 Young Polish Artists group exhibit

Peter Jones Gallery Oct 2007 ArtTec featured artist

South Union Arts Club Chicago Fall 2006 group exhibit

Gallery 1115 Chicago Fall 2002 group exhibit

Enchanted Easel Chicago summer 1999 gallery artist

Wooden Gallery Chicago Fall 1999 “project/projekt” group exhibit

Flat Iron Gallery Winter 1998 East /West group exhibit

Earthworks Chicago 1998 – 2000 gallery artist

Around the Coyote Sept 1994 exhibitor

Cortland -Leyton Gallery Chicago Oct 1994 group exhibit

T.E.A.S.E. ( the erotic artistsʼ society endeavors ) Chicago summer 1993

World Tattoo Gallery Chicago Winter 1993 “ all Elvis art show “ group exhibit

Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago Fall 1989 “ 3 teachers and students ” group exhibit

Public Projects

Mile of Murals/Audubon Society Mural Rogers Park Chicago Summer 2016

ACTIVATE Chicago Loop Alliance/Johalla Projects May 2015

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Chicago Private Commission Nov 2014

Horses Of Honor - Public Art Exhibit Oct - Nov 2014

ACTIVATE Chicago Loop Alliance/Johalla Projects May 2014

Pitchfork Music Festival July 2012 public installation

Through Johalla Projects

East Garfield Park Art Walk/Chicago Artists' Month Oct 2011 - present - vacant lot sculpture

Oak Park Arts Council Green Line Viaduct Mural Project May 2010

Wicker Park Fest Outdoor Installation July 2010

Through Chamber of Commerce/Johalla Projects

Michigan Avenue Lights Festival 2003 - 2004

Cows on Parade - 2000

Keith Haring City Kids - May 1989