One of a Kind Show

Painting 2-D

chlee art

  • Booth 5102
Candace Hunter (chlee), is a Chicago based artist who creates collage, paintings, installations and performance art. Plainly, she tells stories. Through the use of appropriated materials from magazines, vintage maps, cloth, and a variety of re-used materials, she offers this new landscape of materials back to the viewer with a glimpse of history and admiration of the beautiful. During the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, she began to do two things - offer free art classes on Instagram and to create what she now calls her “Brown Limbed Girls” – a growing series of whimsical brown girls enjoying their lives no matter what. These girls first caught the attention of the City of Chicago for its Covid Awareness billboards, went on to a gallery debut in New Orleans, then Oakland, have been featured in the Obsidian Literary and Arts Journal and have become covers for two books. Prior to the Brown Limbed Girls, chlee was responsible for solo shows including Dust in Their Veins which deals with Women and Water Rights. Dust was on view at the DuSable Museum, the Stritch School of Medicine, and the College of Charleston (Avery Research Center). Her other solo shows were Hooded Truths, which deals with injustices against the Black body, and Loss/Scape: A Landscape of Loss. Loss/Scape was a 5-year, multi-disciplinary project showcased in several art houses in Chicago, performance and the creation of mini murals across the South Side of Chicago. A highly respected artist in the Midwest, chlee has most recently received the 3Arts Next Level Award (2021), the Tim and Helen Meier Family Foundation Award (2020), the 3Arts Award (2016) and honored by the Diasporal Rhythms Collective. In 2020, she served as a juror for the Kentucky Foundation for Women and was a featured speaker at the Midwest Women in Ecology Conference (2019).
chlee art
chlee art

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