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Only ten days left to see Michelle Wasson's incredible work at #melaneecoopergallery ___________________________________...
04/20/2019

Only ten days left to see Michelle Wasson's incredible work at #melaneecoopergallery

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1. “Sun King,” 72” x 96,” acrylic on raw canvas
2. “The Maker,” 13.5” x 19,” acrylic and sand on canvas
3. “Dream Work,” 13.5” x 19,” acrylic and sand on canvas
4. “Yell-O,” 9” x 12,” acrylic and sand on panel
5. “Wall of Sky,” 9” x 12,” acrylic and fiber on panel
6. “Die Vergangenheit (The Past),” 22” x 30,” 4 color lithograph of BFK reeves
7. “Die Gegenwart (The Present),” 22” x 30,” 4 color lithograph of BFK reeves
8. “Die Zukunft (The Future),” 22 x 30,” 4 color lithograph of BFK reeves @ Melanee Cooper Gallery

Don’t miss the chance to see @michellebolinger’s gorgeous abstract paintings at #melaneecoopergallery. On view through A...
04/18/2019

Don’t miss the chance to see @michellebolinger’s gorgeous abstract paintings at #melaneecoopergallery. On view through April 30th, 2019!

2. “Passing,” 15” x 14,” oil and graphite on board

2. “Aerate,” 30” x 32,” oil on board

3. “Copper Moon,” 13” x 14,” oil and graphite on board

4. “Light Tuck,” 15” x 18,” oil on canvas @ Melanee Cooper Gallery

Abstractly Speaking | April 5 – April 27, 2019 @womanmadegallery Juried by Melanee Cooper.Thank you Val Shebeko for docu...
04/16/2019

Abstractly Speaking | April 5 – April 27, 2019 @womanmadegallery
Juried by Melanee Cooper.
Thank you Val Shebeko for documenting the opening reception!

Artists pictured: Olivia Rozdolsky, @ Woman Made Gallery

Photos from the opening reception of “Abstractly Speaking,” a show I curated for Woman Made Gallery. On view through Apr...
04/16/2019

Photos from the opening reception of “Abstractly Speaking,” a show I curated for Woman Made Gallery. On view through April 27th!

Abstractly Speaking | April 5 – April 27, 2019
https://womanmade.org/abstractly-speaking/
Juried by Melanee Cooper

All events are free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome and appreciated: http://womanmade.org/donate

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport #4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-0400
[email protected]
www.womanmade.org

Gallery Hours: Thurs–Fri noon–6 p.m. | Sat–Sun noon–4 p.m. | Admission: Free

Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street
Dial 271 on Callbox … and then press ‘Call’

Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Arts Work Fund; The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; The Illinois Arts Council Agency; The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.

Thanks Val Shebeko for documenting the opening reception.

ONLY TWO AND A HALF WEEKS LEFT OF “SOAK. STROKE. SCRATCH.”Featuring work from: @martinanehrling, @michellebolinger and @...
04/13/2019

ONLY TWO AND A HALF WEEKS LEFT
OF “SOAK. STROKE. SCRATCH.”
Featuring work from: @martinanehrling, @michellebolinger and @michelle.wasson. Stop by #melaneecoopergallery before April 30th to see this fabulous, color-driven show!!! @ Melanee Cooper Gallery

Michelle Bolinger, Aerate, 2013, 30x32”, Oil on board. On view at Melanee Cooper Gallery through the end of April!
04/09/2019

Michelle Bolinger, Aerate, 2013, 30x32”, Oil on board. On view at Melanee Cooper Gallery through the end of April!

Repost from Michelle Wasson: Just a few more weeks to catch the paintings of Michelle Bolinger, Martina Nehrling and mys...
04/09/2019

Repost from Michelle Wasson:

Just a few more weeks to catch the paintings of Michelle Bolinger, Martina Nehrling and myself at Melanee Cooper Gallery 💛
Soak. Stroke. Scratch is up through April 30. 🌞

Morning, oil stick on panel, 35 x 55”, 2019 @martinanehrling @michellebolinger

View installation shots of the exhibition I juried, “Abstractly Speaking,” below. @Woman Made Gallery
04/06/2019

View installation shots of the exhibition I juried, “Abstractly Speaking,” below. @Woman Made Gallery

ABSTRACTLY SPEAKING
April 5 – April 27, 2019

https://womanmade.org/abstractly-speaking/

CHICAGO —Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present the exhibition ‘Abstractly Speaking’, highlighting art which is non representational and unconcerned with literal depiction, instead relying on the visual language of form, color, line, texture, mark-making and process, as a means to an end.

Exhibiting Artists: Peggy Breidenbach, Marian Carow, Carolyn Cronin Hughes, Susan Dickman, Camillia Elci, Carol Estes, Nancy Ferro, Lisa Flowers Ross, Heather Gallegos-Rex, Darcy Gerbarg, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Margie Glass Sula, Monica Goldsmith, Celia Greiner, Mille Guldbeck, Maki Hajikano, Julie Henry, Kelly Hensen, Jamie Kost, Ginny Krueger, Court Lurie, Robin Malpass, Elyse Martin, Joan McLane, Katherine Nemanich, Louise Pappageorge, Sonia Pratt, Olivia Rozdolsky, Sabine Senft, Kathie Shaw and Kathleen Waterloo.

Juror: Melanee Cooper

Cooper brings together a broad spectrum of artists who play with process and materials to create dimension and depth in their work. With 22 years of experience as a curator and gallery owner, Melanee Cooper has returned to Chicago to reopen Melanee Cooper Gallery, featuring contemporary emerging and mid career artists locally, nationally and internationally in all mediums.

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport #4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-0400
[email protected]
www.womanmade.org

Gallery Hours: Thurs–Fri noon–6p.m. | Sat–Sun noon–4p.m. | Admission: Free

Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street
Dial 271 on Callbox … and then press ‘Call’

Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; The Illinois Arts Council Agency; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.

“Abstractly Speaking” is on view through April 27th, 2019! Juried by Melanee CooperView exhibition online: https://woman...
04/06/2019

“Abstractly Speaking” is on view through April 27th, 2019! Juried by Melanee Cooper

View exhibition online: https://womanmade.org/abstractly-speaking/

Artworks by Sabine Senft, Joan McLane, Court Lurie @ Woman Made Gallery

Exhibition is on view until April 27th!
04/06/2019

Exhibition is on view until April 27th!

'Abstractly Speaking' Opening Reception: April 5 | 6-8 pm
Juried by Melanee Cooper
April 5–27, 2019

View exhibition online: https://womanmade.org/abstractly-speaking

CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present “Abstractly Speaking,” a group exhibition highlighting art that is nonrepresentational and unconcerned with literal depiction, instead relying on the visual language of form, color, line, texture, mark-making and process as a means to an end.

Juried by Chicago Gallerist Melanee Cooper, “Abstractly Speaking” includes works by 31 artists from twelve U.S. States: Peggy Breidenbach, Marian Carow, Susan Dickman, Camillia Elci, Carol Estes, Nancy Ferro, Lisa Flowers Ross, Heather Gallegos-Rex, Darcy Gerbarg, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Margie Glass Sula, Monica Goldsmith, Celia Greiner, Mille Guldbeck, Maki Hajikano, Julie Henry, Kelly Hensen, Carolyn Hughes, Jamie Kost, Ginny Krueger, Court Lurie, Robin Malpass, Elyse Martin, Joan McLane, Katherine Nemanich, Louise Pappageorge, Sonia Pratt, Olivia Rozdolsky, Sabine Senft, Kathie Shaw, and Kathleen Waterloo.

About the Juror: Melanee Cooper
Melanee Cooper brings together a broad spectrum of artists who play with process and materials to create dimension and depth in their work. With 22 years of experience as a curator and gallery owner, Cooper has returned to Chicago to reopen Melanee Cooper Gallery, which features contemporary emerging and mid-career artists locally, nationally, and internationally.

All events are free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome and appreciated: http://womanmade.org/donate

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport #4A-3
Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street | Dial 271 on Callbox and press “Call”
Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-0400 | [email protected] | www.womanmade.org

Gallery Hours: Thurs–Fri noon–6 p.m. | Sat–Sun noon–4 p.m. | Admission: Free

(Images: Artworks by Kelly Hensen, Sonia Pratt, Olivia Rozdolsky.)

Thank you Woman Made Gallery for asking me to jury “Abstractly Speaking!”
04/06/2019

Thank you Woman Made Gallery for asking me to jury “Abstractly Speaking!”

'Abstractly Speaking' Opening Reception: April 5 | 6-8 pm
Juried by Melanee Cooper
April 5–27, 2019

View exhibition online: https://womanmade.org/abstractly-speaking

CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present “Abstractly Speaking,” a group exhibition highlighting art that is nonrepresentational and unconcerned with literal depiction, instead relying on the visual language of form, color, line, texture, mark-making and process as a means to an end.

Juried by Chicago Gallerist Melanee Cooper, “Abstractly Speaking” includes works by 31 artists from twelve U.S. States: Peggy Breidenbach, Marian Carow, Susan Dickman, Camillia Elci, Carol Estes, Nancy Ferro, Lisa Flowers Ross, Heather Gallegos-Rex, Darcy Gerbarg, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Margie Glass Sula, Monica Goldsmith, Celia Greiner, Mille Guldbeck, Maki Hajikano, Julie Henry, Kelly Hensen, Carolyn Hughes, Jamie Kost, Ginny Krueger, Court Lurie, Robin Malpass, Elyse Martin, Joan McLane, Katherine Nemanich, Louise Pappageorge, Sonia Pratt, Olivia Rozdolsky, Sabine Senft, Kathie Shaw, and Kathleen Waterloo.

About the Juror: Melanee Cooper
Melanee Cooper brings together a broad spectrum of artists who play with process and materials to create dimension and depth in their work. With 22 years of experience as a curator and gallery owner, Cooper has returned to Chicago to reopen Melanee Cooper Gallery, which features contemporary emerging and mid-career artists locally, nationally, and internationally.

All events are free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome and appreciated: http://womanmade.org/donate

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport #4A-3
Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street | Dial 271 on Callbox and press “Call”
Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-0400 | [email protected] | www.womanmade.org

Gallery Hours: Thurs–Fri noon–6 p.m. | Sat–Sun noon–4 p.m. | Admission: Free

(Images: Artworks by Marian Carow, Heather Gallegos-Rex, Court Lurie.)

The incredible artists of “Abstractly Speaking” were selected out of a pool of over 200! Thank you to Woman Made Gallery...
04/06/2019

The incredible artists of “Abstractly Speaking” were selected out of a pool of over 200! Thank you to Woman Made Gallery for asking me to jury the show and for installing it so beautifully ❤️

I had an amazing time jurying Woman Made Gallery's newest exhibition, “Abstractly Speaking,” which opens this Friday, Ap...
04/02/2019

I had an amazing time jurying Woman Made Gallery's newest exhibition, “Abstractly Speaking,” which opens this Friday, April 5th from 6-8 pm!

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1. Peggy Breidenbach, “Adaptation”

2. Carol Estes, “Walden’s Remembered”

3. Lisa Flowers Ross, “Leaf Stack #20”

4. Heather Gallegos-Rex, “Blue Notes Phase IV”

5. Nina Ghanbarzadeh, “Composition #16”

6. Margie Glass Sula, “Salt & Soul”

7. Monica Goldsmith, “Blue Mountain”

8. Louise Pappageorge, “Versailles”

9. Olivia Rozdolsky, “Untitled (Accretion #2)”

10. Kathleen Waterloo, “Wiggle Room” @ Woman Made Gallery

“Soak. Stroke. Scratch.” is on view through April 30th! Don’t miss the chance to see incredible work by Martina Nehrling...
03/26/2019

“Soak. Stroke. Scratch.” is on view through April 30th! Don’t miss the chance to see incredible work by Martina Nehrling, Michelle Wasson and Michelle Bolinger! 💫🌹 @ Melanee Cooper Gallery

So excited to announce “Abstractly Speaking,” a show I juried for @womanmadegallery featuring 31 female artists from acr...
03/23/2019

So excited to announce “Abstractly Speaking,” a show I juried for @womanmadegallery featuring 31 female artists from across the U.S. !!!
Opening reception: Friday, April 5, 6-8 PM. (Image by Kathie Shaw).

Martina Nehrling (@martinanehrling) and Derrick—a long time supporter of Melanee Cooper Gallery and the Chicago arts com...
03/19/2019

Martina Nehrling (@martinanehrling) and Derrick—a long time supporter of Melanee Cooper Gallery and the Chicago arts community—giving Martina one of his famous homemade cards ❤️

Michelle Wasson’s (@michelle.wasson) Past, Present and Future___________________________________________________________...
03/12/2019

Michelle Wasson’s (@michelle.wasson) Past, Present and Future
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1. “Die Gegenwart”(The Past)

2. “Die Vergangenheit”(The Present)

3. “Die Zukunft”(The Future)

Four color lithograph of BFK reeves, 22”x 30” 2018

@ Melanee Cooper Gallery

Stop by @melaneecoopergallery and check out @michellebolinger’s  beautiful piece, “Light Tuck,” 18” x 15,” oil on canvas
03/09/2019

Stop by @melaneecoopergallery and check out @michellebolinger’s beautiful piece, “Light Tuck,” 18” x 15,” oil on canvas

Check out our ads in Chicago Social Magazine and Chicago Gallery News for our current show: Soak. Stroke. Scratch! Featu...
03/07/2019

Check out our ads in Chicago Social Magazine and Chicago Gallery News for our current show:

Soak. Stroke. Scratch! Featuring @martinanehrling , @michelle.wasson and @michellebolinger

1. Martina Nehrling, “Get At,” 20”x 16,” acrylic on Montval paper

2. Martina Nehrling, “Afloat,” 48” x 60,” acrylic on canvas @ Melanee Cooper Gallery

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the opening, here’s a look at our newest show: “Soak. Stroke. Scratch.” featuri...
03/05/2019

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the opening, here’s a look at our newest show: “Soak. Stroke. Scratch.” featuring @martinanehrling, @michelle.wasson and @michellebolinger @ Melanee Cooper Gallery

Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of “Soak. Stroke. Scratch.” featuring Martina Nehrling, Michelle Wasson an...
03/02/2019

Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of “Soak. Stroke. Scratch.” featuring Martina Nehrling, Michelle Wasson and Michelle Bolinger 🎉🎉🎉 @ Melanee Cooper Gallery

Getting ready for our new show, “Soak. Stroke. Scratch.” featuring @martinanehrling, @michelle.wasson and @michellebolin...
02/28/2019

Getting ready for our new show, “Soak. Stroke. Scratch.” featuring @martinanehrling, @michelle.wasson and @michellebolinger! Opening reception is this Friday, March 1st from 5:00-8:00pm. Hope to see you there!
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Martina Nehrling, “Moonless,” 2019, acrylic on canvas; “Fume,” 2019, acrylic on canvas

Our upcoming show, “Soak. Stroke. Scratch.” is featured in “The Art World's First Weekend of 'Spring'” in Chicago Galler...
02/27/2019

Our upcoming show, “Soak. Stroke. Scratch.” is featured in “The Art World's First Weekend of 'Spring'” in Chicago Gallery News! Pictured here is Michelle Wasson’s “Sun King,” 2018, acrylic on raw canvas

Check out our feature in Chicago Gallery News. ”Soak. Stroke. Scratch.” opens this Friday, March 1st from 5:00-8:00 pm. ...
02/26/2019
Chicago Gallery News

Check out our feature in Chicago Gallery News. ”Soak. Stroke. Scratch.” opens this Friday, March 1st from 5:00-8:00 pm. Hope to see you there!!!

Signs of spring? Check out highlights of the gallery openings taking place this Friday and throughout the weekend around the city. There are too many to list!

Please share and get into the galleries. Addington Gallery Andrew Bae Western Exhibitions VOLUME GALLERY Hofheimer Gallery Erwin Overes Cornelia Arts Building Melanee Cooper Gallery

https://www.chicagogallerynews.com/news/2019/2/the-first-weekend-of-spring-in-the-art-world

Meet Chicago-based artist Michelle Bolinger! She has exhibited her work widely throughout Chicago and Seattle. View her ...
02/26/2019

Meet Chicago-based artist Michelle Bolinger! She has exhibited her work widely throughout Chicago and Seattle. View her piece,
“Copper Moon,” 2019, oil and graphite on board and more at melaneecoopergallery.com!

Martina Nehrling @martinanehrling is a full time studio artist, visiting artist, guest teacher, exhibition juror and all...
02/20/2019

Martina Nehrling @martinanehrling is a full time studio artist, visiting artist, guest teacher, exhibition juror and all-around Chicago community enthusiast. Her work is exhibited and collected throughout America and abroad. Pictured here is “Afloat,” 2018, acrylic on canvas. View more of her work at melaneecoopergallery.com!

We are getting ready for our new show: "Soak. Stroke. Scratch." featuring Martina Nehrling, Michelle Wasson and Michelle...
02/14/2019

We are getting ready for our new show: "Soak. Stroke. Scratch." featuring Martina Nehrling, Michelle Wasson and Michelle Bolinger. Opening reception is Friday, March 1 from 5-8pm. Stay tuned for more info on these sensational Chicago-based artists!
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Martina Nehrling, "Thinking Cap," 2018, Acrylic on Montval paper

Michelle Wasson, "Sun King," 2018, Acrylic on raw canvas

Michelle Bollinger, "Passing," 2019, Oil on board @ Melanee Cooper Gallery

@joannemattera “Silk Road Series” #318 + #369Encaustic on panel 12” x 12”
02/09/2019

@joannemattera “Silk Road Series” #318 + #369
Encaustic on panel 12” x 12”

“Wonderboy” by Arno EliasFrom The Lost Series, 2011@imnotatrophy
02/05/2019

“Wonderboy” by Arno Elias
From The Lost Series, 2011
@imnotatrophy

Alicia LaChance in her marvelous studio. Her aim is “to harness the beauty found in the modern ways we make connections....
01/26/2019

Alicia LaChance in her marvelous studio. Her aim is “to harness the beauty found in the modern ways we make connections.” 📸: Wesley Law

Our current group show featuring Arno Elias, Alicia LaChance and Joanne Mattera (plus works by Elise Vazelakis and Julie...
01/22/2019

Our current group show featuring Arno Elias, Alicia LaChance and Joanne Mattera (plus works by Elise Vazelakis and Julie B. Montgomery) Come see it for yourselves!

A selection of works from Joanne Mattera’s @joannemattera chromatically juicy and compositionally reductive “Silk Road” ...
01/17/2019

A selection of works from Joanne Mattera’s @joannemattera chromatically juicy and compositionally reductive “Silk Road” series. @ Melanee Cooper Gallery

Very excited to have “Le Tigre” back up in the gallery! This painted photograph by the incredible Arno Elias @imnotatrop...
01/10/2019

Very excited to have “Le Tigre” back up in the gallery! This painted photograph by the incredible Arno Elias @imnotatrophy originated from his travels to India and Myanmar.

Wishing you a new year filled with health, joy and peace!@alicia_lachance_ “Homecoming”
01/08/2019

Wishing you a new year filled with health, joy and peace!
@alicia_lachance_ “Homecoming”

Back in Chicago (and now headed to California)!Post-Art Basel & Satellite Fair Recap Pt. 2 🌴🌴 @ Miami Beach, Florida
12/15/2018

Back in Chicago (and now headed to California)!
Post-Art Basel & Satellite Fair Recap Pt. 2 🌴🌴 @ Miami Beach, Florida

Back in Chicago! Post-Art Basel & Satellite Fair Recap Pt.1🌴 @ South Beach, Miami
12/13/2018

Back in Chicago! Post-Art Basel & Satellite Fair Recap Pt.1🌴 @ South Beach, Miami

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Melanee Cooper Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Chicago showcasing artwork with a focus on painting, fiber art, photography, and ceramics. As both curator and Gallerist, Cooper creates an inclusive gallery experience by bringing a broad spectrum of artists and mediums together, all of whom play with process and materials to create dimension and depth. After a 9 year hiatus, the Gallery returns to showcase work that inspires a visceral reaction in its audience; an emotional connection that can inspire and elevate the spirit.

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