Erin Smego is a sculptor and installation artist who lives and works in Chicago. Smego makes sculptures which function as a conceptual practice to assay and deconstruct gender expectations via fashion ready-mades and industrial materials while simultaneously existing as fun art objects. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011). Smego was an Artist-in-Residence at HATCH Projects, Chicago Artists’ Coalition (2018). She has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in the United States including: 65Grand, THE SUB-MISSION, baby blue gallery, The Fulton Street Collective, The Art Center Highland Park, Bloomsburg University, The Lee E. Dulgar Gallery at South Suburban College, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, and 22. Smego has exhibited solo installations at The Hermosa Walls, Ignition Projects, and Stumble Chicago, and forthcoming at Boundary in 2020. She has also exhibited internationally at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum in Gyenggi-do, South Korea. Smego was awarded the Edna L. Cushing Annual Memorial Prize in a juried show Elements of Abstraction (2015) at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and the Working Artist Organization Grant (2018).
***Please note that we will follow strict social distancing guidelines. 5 people will be allowed in the gallery space at a time. Since this is a garage in a backyard there is space to hang outside. It is suggested that guests rsvp by email for a 20 minute time slot. Your time will be confirmed. Please wear a mask!***
The exhibition will be on view through August 29 and is open by appointment only.