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1612 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
By Appointment
312 846 1500
PATRON is a contemporary art gallery in Chicago founded in collaboration by Julia Fischbach and Emanuel Aguilar. PATRON is founded on the defining characteristics of a patron of the arts, that is, a person chosen, named or honored as a special guardian, protector or supporter. With this foundation set as a cornerstone, the gallery hopes to open new and traditional avenues of helping audiences of patrons from all walks of life engage and find access to contemporary art. PATRON serves as a platform for the promotion and celebration of the values and stories that are important to us as patrons of art ourselves. PATRON is proudly a family of artists and professionals that consists of a majority of women and a diverse collective of voices from all places and walks of life. Our dedication to continuing to support and promote this diversity and reflection of our contemporary world is priority in the position as cultural workers. In 2019 we founded PATRON | Projects, a series of programing consisting of exhibitions, performances and events taking place in cities and locations beyond our home base of Chicago. Projects is an opportunity for us to continue to collaborate with our artists in different cities and spaces giving way for new experiences.
Artists Represented:
Daniel G. Baird
Greg Breda
Kadar Brock
Alex Chitty
Bethany Collins
Jamal Cyrus
Myra Greene
Mika Horibuchi
Jennie C. Jones
Caroline Kent
Ryosuke Kumakura
Samuel Levi Jones
Noé Martínez
Harold Mendez
Brittany Nelson
Anna Plesset
Kaveri Raina
Melanie Schiff
Claire Sherman
Lucas Simões
Alice Tippit
Samira Yamin
Liat Yossifor
Works Available By:
Kay Hofmann
Bryan Savitz
Soo Shin
Noah Singer 
Nick van Woert

 

 
PATRON Gallery, Photography: Evan Jenkins
PATRON Gallery, Photography: Evan Jenkins
Alex Chitty "Midnight Gardening, 2021," In collaboration with Noah Singer and Steadyrest Metalworks, Installation view at PATRON Gallery, Photography: Amy Braswell Photography
Installation view, Carmen Winant: The Making and Unmaking of the World Photography: Evan Jenkins
Installation view, Anna Plesset: Value Studies Photography: Aron Gent
PATRON Gallery, Photography: Evan Jenkins
Installation view, Jamal Cyrus: Manna and Braised Collards, PATRON Gallery, Photography: Evan Jenkins
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Current Exhibitions

Melanie Schiff

Blind Spots



September 18, 2021 - November 27, 2021
PATRON is proud to present our second solo exhibition with Los Angeles-based artist Melanie Schiff. The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, September 18 and will continue through November 27, 2021. While reservations on tock are encouraged, they are not required to visit the gallery.

Carmen Winant

The Making and Unmaking of the World



September 18, 2021 - November 27, 2021
PATRON is proud to present our first solo exhibition with Columbus-based artist Carmen Winant. The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, September 18 and will continue through November 27, 2021.

 
Past Exhibitions

Anna Plesset

Value Studies



July 17, 2021 - August 28, 2021
PATRON is proud to present Value Studies, our second solo exhibition with New York-based artist Anna Plesset. The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, July 17 and will continue through August 28, 2021.

Claire Sherman

Proximity



July 17, 2021 - August 21, 2021
PATRON is proud to present, Proximity, our first solo exhibition with New Jersey-based artist Claire Sherman. The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, July 17 and will continue through August 28, 2021.

Samira Yamin

All the Skies Over Syria



June 5, 2021 - July 10, 2021
PATRON is proud to present our second solo exhibition with Los Angeles based artist Samira Yamin. The exhibition titled, All the Skies Over Syria, will open to the public on Saturday, June 5 and will continue through July 10, 2021

Samuel Levi Jones

No color in the pages



June 5, 2021 - July 10, 2021
PATRON is proud to present our third solo exhibition with Indiana based artist Samuel Levi Jones. The exhibition titled, No color on the pages, will open to the public on Saturday, June 5 and will continue through July 10, 2021

Jamal Cyrus

Manna and Braised Collards



April 22, 2021 - May 29, 2021
PATRON is proud to present, Manna and Braised Collards, our first solo exhibition with Houston-based artist Jamal Cyrus. This marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in Chicago and is followed later this year by a traveling solo exhibition at The Blaffer Museum of Art in Houston as well as his participation in Prospect 5 in New Orleans in October. Manna and Braised Collards will open to the public on April 24 and continue through May 29, 2021. Manna and Braised Collards is grounded in the collaboration of religion and social resistance as practiced in Black America. Known in some circles as Black religion, this non-denominational force integrates political action with moral values and eschatological frameworks. One of the inspirations for this exhibition is the long tradition of storefront churches in Chicago and the handmade design aesthetic that are often part of those spaces. These are spaces of recharge and rejuvenation. Of spiritual and artistic vitality, but one is able to fortify oneself before stepping back into the series of tests presented by the world or dunia. All nine works in the exhibition are created using recycled or repurposed objects and materials. In much of my work, I see collage as the motivating technique and accumulation as the formal determiner. In the objects and materials I use, I seek a certain flexibility in meaning or voice. And deeply rooted cultural foundations. Sometimes these connections are personal. Sometimes relate more to the Black experience collectively. Through these works, I am attempting to formulate a series of object lessons which ruminate on the connections between the spiritual and political. To show the perennial importance of this collaboration to American social justice and Democratic efforts. And to re-energize the broader nonlinear historical paradigm in thinking about the Black American plight and role within the cosmos as practiced by its earliest communities.
 JAMAL CYRUS (b. 1973, Houston, TX) lives and works in Houston, TX. Cyrus received an MFA from University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from the University of Houston. Cyrus has won several awards, most recently the David C. Driskell Prize, awarded by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (2020); Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2019); and BMW Art Journey. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, including The End of My Beginning, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX (2021); Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2020); Direct Message: Art, Language and Power, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2019); Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH (2018); Jamal Cyrus x Jamire Williams: Boogaloo & The Midnite Hours, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (2018); and The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 – Now, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (2016).