October 2018
at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago

A continuation of his Art for All project, Chad Kouri’s installation at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago compels visitors to text a designated number to receive unique pieces of art directly to their phones. Each work is then attributed to its recipient on the screen at the top of the mall staircase designed by Kouri.

Kouri also created a display for the Fashion Outlets exterior LED billboards, which can be seen on rotation through the end of January.

Chad Kouri is an American artist from a small town north of Detroit, currently living and working in Chicago where he maintains a studio art and design practice while actively participating in the thriving art community on both a local and international level. His decadelong curatorial and collaborative efforts as part of The Post Family have played a large part in creating national and international dialog around Chicago and its world-class creative community.

Previously, he has held the title of art director for the award-winning contemporary art magazine Proximity. Notable upcoming and past exhibitions include displays at Northeastern Illinois University; Hyde Park Art Center; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Johalla Projects; Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, New Hampshire; Toledo Museum of Art; Purdue University; Mission Cultural Center of Latino Arts, San Francisco; Apexart, New York; and the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival in Chaumont, France.

Notable past appearances include visiting artist engagements at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, Glasgow School of Art, Portland State University, Otis College of Art and Design, Pratt University, and the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. His projects range in diversity from one-of-a-kind and editioned artwork to self-publishing, interactive displays, large-scale installations, design direction and consulting, book design, and most recently an exploration of painting.

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