Known for his vibrant, abstract compositions, Chad Kouri (b. 1985) examines themes commonly associated with visual literacy - specifically how we see, read, and memorize the world around us. He is influenced by minimalism, jazz, conceptual and systematic art, design, and printmaking. Regarding his process, Kouri routinely takes photographs of architecture and other compositional possibilities within his surroundings. Kouri is originally from a small town north of Detroit and is a co-founder of the Chicago-based art and design incubator, The Post Family.