Chicago-based street artist, Sentrock, is known for using bright colors, intense lettering and characters that grab the viewer's attention. Sentrock allows his surroundings to influence his work - a firm believer that “Art cannot deny the environment it is in."
Penny Pinch is a Chicago street artist who works entirely with free and found materials. He never spends money on art supplies but gets everything for his gallery and street work from trades, gifts or dumpsters. His signature “Pinch” character can be seen throughout Chicago on wheatpaste posters and stickers. His art sarcastically deals with the topics of money, art culture, pop culture and capitalism.
Mosher is a Chicago-based street artist/muralist. Responsible for numerous murals around the city including locations such as Soho House, Big & Littles, Doejo, Intelligentsia, Threadless, and the Mega Mall. His trademark ape character and vivid comic book like painting style have become an iconic part of the burgeoning Chicago mural scene.
Justin Van Genderen is a Chicago-based freelance designer and owner/operator of 2046 Design. His poster designs are an expression of what he values – an attempt to share what he’s learning and celebrate what he loves. Wonder, truth and objectivity are some of the themes he covers. With the use of the scientific method his eyes were opened to the beauty, design, and simplicity of complex reality.
Epyon5 resides in Champaign, Illinois. Originally trained in the fine art of Renaissance style realism, Epyon5 has shifted his focus to the more immediate and gratifying medium of stencils, spray paint, and printmaking. Although his subject matter is familiar and contemporary, ranging from comic based icons to sci-fi and horror, Epyon5 tries to infuse elements of classical design into his current works; thereby still retaining a feel of past grandeur and spectacle.
Andrew Ghrist is a Chicago-based artist, illustrator, and printmaker. Ghrist’s work consists of equal parts fantastic, organic illustration of nature and graphic elements created by the printmaking process. The prints and, even more so, Ghrist’s original drawings exhibit his dedication to craftsmanship and detail. This transforms the work into artifacts of countless hours spent diligently crouched over an image. Ghrist studied printmaking and received his BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.