• Cornelia Arts Building March Open House

    Cornelia Arts Building March Open House

    Cornelia Arts Building March Open Studios
    Get more art in your life!
    Fri. March 2, 6 - 10 pm
    Cornelia Arts Building
    1800 West Cornelia, Chicago
    Entrance on Ravenswood
    Thaw out from the winter with the all-indoor Cornelia Arts Building's Open House! Join our many resident artists in their working studios and see our new hallway guest artists. Enjoy complimentary beverages and fare in the studios and shop for great artwork and gifts! Events are FREE and open to the public.

  • 9/26-12/22/16 - Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival

    9/26-12/22/16 - Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival

    Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival
    State Street Gallery @ Robert Morris University
    401 S. State Street, Chicago IL
    Show Runs Sept 26 - Dec 22, 2016
    Gallery hours Mon- Thu, 10 am - 6 pm
    Thu Nov 17, 4-7pm: music by Jazz Cafe and gallery meet + greet with show artists
    Show Website
    State Street Gallery Website
    Crazy 8 Artists’ Carnival showcases the work of eight Chicago artists working in a wide range of mediums and a wild range of techniques. Interpreting the themes of carnival, circus, and festival, the artists are joined by their exuberant delight in the visual and their unique re-imagining of the world.
    Featuring artists Kass Copeland, Alan Emerson Hicks, Tony Izzo, Anne Leuck, Edward Master, Jason Messinger, Anthony Stagg, and Joey Wozniak.
    Curated by artist and curator Jason Messinger and Gallery Director and Dean of Arts Shelley Lamantia, the Crazy 8 Artists’ Carnival runs from Sept 26 through Dec 22, 2016, at State Street Gallery, 401 S. State Street, Chicago IL. Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday, from 10am - 6pm. Jazz Cafe: Thu Nov 17, 4-7pm: music by Jazz Cafe and gallery meet + greet with show artists. Additional Holiday Party will be announced.


    Plan your private studio visit, one-on-one, or groups as large as twenty.
    Receive special discounting for all sales when purchased directly from the artist in his studio / showroom.
    Visits to the Design Trade welcome, with or without your clients.
    Standard pricing discounts to the trade.
    Call to make your appointment @ (773)255-0993


    Customized tile mural commissions accepted for your home or office space. Specializing in thematic elements to match your locale, color choices to harmonize with your environment, scales to match your physical constraints. Long history of working with interior designers and art consultants around the country and internationally to better fit your business or residential art needs. Design fees waived in many circumstances. When you want original high-quality artwork that best meets your desires, contact the artist directly @ (773)255-0993

  • Sights, Sounds and Sensations of the City: Cornelia Arts Building Artists at Robert Morris University Gallery

    Sights, Sounds and Sensations of the City
    Select artists from The Cornelia Arts Building exhibiting in the Loop
    State Street Gallery
    Robert Morris University
    401 South State Street, Chicago, IL
    Show Runs: Sep 1 – Dec 22, 2015
    Hours: Mon -Thu, 10 am - 6 pm
    Artist's Reception: Thu Oct 15, 5 - 7 pm

  • WRITE NOW: Artist And Letterforms

    Sept 30 2011 - April 29, 2012
    Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Rooms Gallery 2nd Flr
    Randolph and Michigan, Chicago
    Featuring work by Jason Messinger and over 60 other Chicago area artists based on the letterform and text.

  • SYMBOLS & SYMPATHIES - Jason Messinger @ Goggleworks

    Solo show and ceramic artwork by Jason Messinger
    Goggleworks Center for the Arts
    Washington St, Reading, PA
    (610) 374-4600
    Show ran March 4 - April 18th, 2010
    See SOLO SHOWS gallery for images from show and opening reception


    People of the Mud 2: Another Look at Chicago Ceramics
    Chicago Cultural Center
    Chicago Rooms Gallery - second floor,
    77 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL
    Show ran: January 12 - March 9, 2008
    Curated by Nathan Mason of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the show featured work by seven local artists, and offered a glimpse of their wide ranging practice.
    "Bigger," is how local artist Jason Messinger describes the work he will be showing, "Bigger and better!" The long time Chicago resident unveils several new ceramic tile murals for the show, including "Spring Madrigal" - a five foot by four foot large mural with his signature letter forms, and the massive nine foot wide by five foot high mural "Sympathies". On view also are "Novas II" and the newly expanded "Sky Rings" - both first seen in the widely acclaimed Crazy 8 show this last November Crazy8Art.com. The show also features the largest presentation to date of the artist's ongoing and popular hand-painted telephone pole series titled "Urban Sentinels". Two earlier murals from the artist's 'Symbology' series are also exhibited. Titled "Keeping Score" and "Gusto", these murals, (last shown publicly in Chicago in 2000 and 2004), explore the artist's interest in symbolic forms.

    Jason Messinger creates ceramic art that bridges the cool allure of pure abstraction with the hot recognition of representation. He approaches ceramic tile with a painter's concerns and a sculptor's experience. Messinger wants the viewer to bring their own interpretation to his work, creating abstracted symbols that each person interprets with their own unique perspective. His multi-tile works are designed to be modular, allowing any configuration and sequence of the tiles. Mounting systems allow the murals to be easily changed, thus resetting the 'narratives'. Using a variety of techniques and glazes, the artist makes letters dance in and out of comprehension, re-imagines pragmatically designed utility poles into startling signifiers of organic beauty, carves static clay into kinetic forces, and transforms simple circles into burning suns, exploding stars, and vibrant targets for the mind's imagination.

    Jason Messinger's artwork has been seen in Chicago and across the country in galleries, museums, and corporate settings. His murals "Alice" and "Letterfied" are part of the City of Chicago's Percent for Art Program Permanent Collection, displayed at the Chicago Public Library's Austin-Irving Park Branch, and are featured in the Chicago Public Art Guide.


    CRAZY 8 ART features the work of Chicago's most exciting artists,
    in a wide range of mediums, and a wild range of techniques.