Matthew Hilshorst Is a painter and sculptor living in Chicago. He uses wit, humor, and eye-catching colors to lure a viewer. His work is at first playful, decorative, and familiar but reveals itself to be sad and sinister on closer inspection. His objects literally droop and sag with sarcasm and the physical weight of the world.
Matthew Hilshorst received his MFA in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has recently had work at Andrew Rafacz gallery, LVL3, The Condo Association, and Slow gallery in Chicago. He has shown work at Shoot the Lobster and Bureau in New York, as well as other galleries around the country. He is currently preparing for a solo show at Andrew Rafacz gallery in the summer of 2019.
Yvette Mayorga is an interdisciplinary artist. She uses confection, industrial materials, and American commodities as a conceptual framework to juxtapose the borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico. The spaces in the “Candy Lands” of her work relate to immigrant utopian visions of the American Dream. The smell, decoration, and iconography in her work serve to critique the glut of violence at the border.
Mayorga has presented her work at The Vincent Price Art Museum, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO, LACMA's Pacific Standard Time, The Chicago Cultural Center, The National Museum of Mexican Art, University of Indianapolis, The Arts Incubator, Roots and Culture, Weinberg/Newton, Gallery 400, Ukraine Institute of Modern Art, & GEARY Contemporary.
Mayorga received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was featured in The Guardian, Artforum, The Inter University Program for Latino Research, Art News, Artnet, REMEZCLA, Teen Vogue, Hyperallergic, and on the cover of the READER.