Closing Reception and Catalog Release Party for Cecilia Beaven: Piece of Consciousness

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Fri, Oct 28, 2022

5 PM – 7 PM CDT (GMT-5)

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Cecilia Beaven: Piece of Consciousness Closing Reception and Catalog Release Party
Friday, October 28, 5–7 p.m.

The Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces' Glass Curtain Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Cecilia Beaven. Come celebrate the closing on October 28th, the artist will be present and exhibition catalogs will be available.

In "Piece of Consciousness," Beaven thoroughly investigates the imagination, absurd humor, and the cartoonish playfulness that are characteristic of her work. Consisting of paintings, comics, animation, ceramics, and sculpture, she uses fictional storytelling with a stylized graphic visual language to reference pre-Columbian iconography and mythical realms.

Image Credit: Cecilia Beaven, "Biting Self," 2021, ink on paper, 17" x 11"

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Please note: For entry into DEPS spaces, masks required.

Friday, October 28, 5–7 p.m.
Closing Reception and Catalog Release Party

Cecilia Beaven: Piece of Consciousness
September 6–October 28, 2022
Glass Curtain Gallery—Columbia College Chicago
1104 S. Wabash Ave. 1st Floor
Chicago, Il 60605
Gallery Hours: Monday–Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Cecilia Beaven is a visual artist from Mexico City based in Chicago. Beaven holds an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago which she attended as a Fulbright scholar and a BFA with honors from ENPEG La Esmeralda in Mexico City. Her multidisciplinary artwork—which includes murals, painting, drawing, animation, comics, and sculpture—has been shown in solo shows in Mexico City, Houston, and Chicago, and in group exhibitions in Mexico, the United States, Colombia, Sweden, Italy, and Japan. Beaven has painted murals in several cities (such as Hiketa, Japan; Paris; Houston; Chicago; and in Mexico in Oaxaca, Pachuca, Tepoztlan, Tijuana, and Mexico City) where she was commissioned to paint a segment of the border wall between Mexico and the US. She has been awarded distinctions such as the Fulbright Scholarship, the Leroy Neiman Foundation Fellowship at Ox-Bow School of Art, and the Radicle Studio Residency at Hyde Park Art Center.

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