Illustrious Series Installation 4: Julie Wilmore

This is ILLUSTRIOUS, a series through which Northwestern Art Review spotlights Chicago’s brilliant, young and boundary-pushing artists. By Aileen McGraw Julie Wilmore’s path to illustration started in her western Michigan hometown. She spent her youth in nature nationwide, and today, she channels her childhood adventures into artwork in Chicago. “I am still able to find […]

Illustrious Series Installation 3: Javier Suárez

This is ILLUSTRIOUS, a series through which Northwestern Art Review spotlights Chicago’s brilliant, young and boundary-pushing artists. Javier Suárez breaks boundaries by drawing them. In May, he illustrated the South Side Weekly cover of Karen Ford, an Auburn Gresham resident and writer who redefines invisibility through her new book on race and womanhood, Thoughts of […]

The Price of Precious

By Claire Dillon The materials that power the screen in front of you indirectly fuel the work of young children like those pictured here. In Congo, ongoing conflict has been financed by the unregulated extraction of metals–gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten–which are then smuggled out of the country and sold on international markets to produce […]

Aligned: Art Connecting Students Around the World

By Claire Dillon As a recent Northwestern graduate, it wasn’t long ago that I spent extensive hours in the library and painting studios to fulfill my Art History major requirements. Working in the humanities is often a solitary task; the time spent studying and preparing your work usually far outweighs time spent sharing ideas and […]

Store Spotlight: The Posters

By Chloë Gardner Who: Founded by Athena Currey and Adrian Rosenfeld, two creative geniuses that have more than 15 years of experience working with artists, curators and collectors. What: Theposters.co is a website that makes art accessible by publishing affordable, museum-quality prints that are only available for a short time. Bonus that 10 percent of every […]