Nov 14th 1969

Violet Luczak: I’m not an Artist, I’m a Beggar

McHenry County College’s Art Gallery is pleased to present I’m not an Artist, I’m A Beggar, a solo exhibition by Violet Luczak, a Chicago-based artist.

November 14 – December 16, 2022
McHenry County College
Galleries One & Two

Artist Talk & Reception: Wednesday, November 30
2:30 p.m. — Artist Talk in the Bersted Lecture Hall, A240 | Presented virtually on Zoom:
4:00 p.m. — Reception in Gallery One, A212x

Free and open to the public

Violet Luczak is a multidisciplinary artist creating paintings, designs, and interactive sculptures. Her life as a professional designer and educator informs her practice. Working at the intersection of art and design, Luczak’s work opens up questions about gender binaries and the relation between body and identity.

Luczak’s work has primarily focused on sex, womanhood, and inequality but has begun to move towards gender as her own identity shifts.

Luczak creates whimsical, stylized characters that invite play. By opening doors, pulling strings, and manipulating objects, the viewer can create their own experience. Luczak’s work creates obstacles that, if worked through, reward the viewer as they search for answers.

I’m not an Artist, I’m A Beggar, seeks to open up questions surrounding identity and encourage viewers to consider where their own identities originate from.

Based in Chicago, Violet Luczak holds her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BA from Elmhurst University. Luczak is a current Chicago Art Department Resident and was previously a 2020 Talking Dolls Resident in Detroit, Michigan.

Luczak has shown at various spaces, including, but not limited to, Jackson Junge Gallery, Cleve Carney Museum of Art, St. Louis Artist Guild, WomanMade Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, Wasserman Projects, DragonFLY Gallery, Mercedes-Benz, Ann Arbor Art Center, Marriott W Hotel, and the Fulton Street Collective. Luczak recently debuted her first solo show, An Udder Disaster, at Talking Dolls in Detroit, MI, in 2020. She has been published in New American Paintings, No. 147 MFA Annual Issue, Young Space, and It’s Nice That.

Luczak currently serves as a faculty member at McHenry County College.

View Luczak’s work at or on Instagram @violet_luczak_design

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