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Chad Kouri

About the Artist

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Chad Kouri (b. 1985) is a Chicago, Illinois-based artist known for his intuitive, vibrant compositions that utilize the holistic properties of color and abstraction. His mixed-race identity is mirrored by his multidisciplinary studio practice, focusing broadly on visual art, music, and design while considering theories based in minimalism, color theory, semiotics, improvisation, and radical joy. Utilizing a wide range of skillsets and strategies, Kouri reminds us to stay curious and make time for play, rest, and introspection, enabling us more bandwidth for mutual aid and collective community care.

News and Notables
  • Solo exhibition at Carlotta Mastroianni Galleria, 2022

  • Exhibited at Collar Works, 2021

  • Reflection Pools, solo exhibition presented by Uprise Art at Chinatown Soup, 2021