Catherine Edelman Gallery

December 1, 2018 marked the 31-year anniversary of Catherine Edelman Gallery, a venue for contemporary fine art photography in Chicago. 

Since its founding in 1987, the gallery has established itself as one of the leading galleries in the Midwest devoted to the exhibition of prominent living photographers, alongside new & young talent. The gallery showcases a broad range of subject matter, attracting both the seasoned collector and first time buyer. Recently, CEG has expanded its program to include mixed-media photo based art, as it seeks to expand the vocabulary of photography. Our website provides a wealth of information, including artist talks, interviews with art world professionals, an online only gallery for local talent, and extensive educational material. The gallery hosts six exhibitions a year and participates in art fairs throughout the country.

CEG represents an active roster of international artists including: Keliy Anderson-Staley, Daniel Beltrá, Julie Blackmon, Clarissa Bonet, Kate Breakey, Keith Carter, Bruce Davidson, Floriane De Lassée, Jess T. Dugan, Elizabeth Ernst, Dan Estabrook, Terry Evans,  Garrett O. Hansen, Omar Imam, Michael Kenna, Michael Koerner, Ysabel LeMay, Herman Leonard, O. Winston Link, Sandro Miller, Laurent Millet, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Serge Najjar, Lori Nix/Kathleen Gerber, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, Olivia Parker, Francesco Pergolesi, David Plowden, Doug Prince, Gregory Scott, Jack Spencer, Bettina von Zwehl, Joel-Peter Witkin, and Jeffrey Wolin.

Note: After more than 30 years in River North, the gallery has opened in a new location in West Town at 1637 W. Chicago Ave.

The newly renovated building gives CEG a bi-level space, occupying the ground floor and lower level, expanding its footprint to 4200 sq. ft. The new gallery includes four exhibition spaces, a dedicated video room, a large viewing room for collectors, and an open area for educational programming, creating a flexible environment. CEG will continue to present living artists whose work expands the dialogue of photography. Every show will offer free panel discussions by leading Chicago thinkers that help contextualize the issues presented.

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Image: 25 year anniversary installation

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