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Chief is focused on connecting and supporting female leaders through mentorship, events, and the Clubhouse experience. For Chief's Chicago location, we curated a collection of original artwork that showcases women artists whose works are powerful, bold, and engaging.



  • Carla WeeksArrowsic, ME

    Carla Weeks (b. 1985) is an Arrowsic, Maine-based artist using abstraction to articulate the subtleties and nuance of sensory memory. In Carla’s work, color, line, and form function as glyphs to navigate through the physical and emotional experience of place. Carla’s quiet reflections on the immateriality of memory are a testament to her commitment to careful looking, feeling and existing within the present moment.

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  • Chloe FieldsPortland, OR

    Chloe Fields (b. 1987) is an artist and designer living in Portland, Oregon. Working primarily with soft pastel pencils on textured paper, she explores forms that feel unique yet familiar, simple but thought-provoking. She is interested in the representation of juxtapositions in her work, such as humor and restraint, minimalism and maximalism, color space and vacant space. Her experience in writing, letterpress printing, and design all inform her approach to process and composition. Her work has been noted by Sight Unseen and Man Repeller.

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  • Holly AddiSalt Lake City, UT

    Holly Addi (b. 1973) is a Salt Lake City, Utah-based painter. Her works examine energy, space, and landscape through tempered abstraction. Holly’s paintings employ color blocked neutrals with pointed pops of color that navigate the viewer’s eye around the canvas with meandering linework. An exercise in the renegotiation of inclusion and omission, acceptance and refusal, Holly’s paintings are dynamic explorations of formal paint language and intimated environments.

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  • Hyun Jung AhnBrooklyn, NY

    Hyun Jung Ahn (b.1986) is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist, from Seoul, South Korea. Through her work, she investigates enigmatic abstract forms which she references as “shapes of mind”. She begins by drawing from her visual diary which captures feelings, personal connections and emotional states of being. She then translates these notions into minimalistic drawing, painting and sculpture.

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  • Karina BaniaSan Diego, CA

    Based between San Diego, California and Baja, Mexico, Karina Bania is a mixed-media painter whose works relate to landscape and geography. Karina’s paintings feature pale hues and layers of subtle texture, often incorporating traditional pigments and dyes in stains and washes. Focusing on harmony between spontaneity and intention, each discrete shape in her paintings provokes a conversation between visible and unseen landscapes.

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  • Kimmy QuillinBrooklyn, NY

    Kimmy Quillin (b. 1983) is a painter who draws from symbolic color and narrative in her abstractions. Her works are partially informed by her visual experience of the world unaided by corrective lenses - after she ran out of contacts in 2008, she discovered a preference for her less-than-20/20 vision of the world. This color field reality is reflected in her painting. Quillin lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Laura NaplesCleveland, OH

    Laura Naples (b. 1979) is an artist based in Hudson, Ohio. Laura's work explores the energy of wonder she perceives in the natural world and objects shaped by human hands. A former graphic designer, dancer, and calligraphy artist, Laura senses the subtleties of form, rhythm, and line. She applies diluted acrylic washes to canvas and paper, allowing water to diffuse pigments into gradient textures. Contrasts unfold across stances of surrender and intention as she layers gestural marks; then, accents alignments with linework. Laura cultivates rituals of meditation, movement, and self-inquiry that are fostered, infused, and embodied in her work.

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  • Lydia BassisSeattle, WA

    Lydia Bassis (b. 1977) is an abstract artist living and working in Seattle, WA. Originally trained as a printmaker, her narrative paintings employ an invented language of personal symbols that drift, collide and eclipse each other as they navigate within contemplative compositions. Working intuitively, Lydia’s paintings and drawings explore the unseen phenomenon of our world, capturing energy and experiences that can’t be put into words.

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  • Mia FarringtonPortland, OR

    Portland, Oregon-based painter Mia Farrington (b. 1979) paints elliptical pools of color influenced by the bodies of water that surrounded her growing up in rural Vermont. Mia’s deliberate palette allows her forms to vibrate across her surface with each edge and interaction thoughtfully considered. Her work provides an introspective moment for reflection on relationships and perception.

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  • Misato SuzukiCarlsbad, CA

    Misato Suzuki (b. 1975) is a Japanese painter and designer based in Carlsbad, California. Influenced by the traditional craft and folk art of Aomori in northern Japan, she creates paintings that combine familiar figures and abstract forms. Rather than being logical or measured, the artist approaches painting with intuition and feeling, striking a balance between stillness and movement. Her works have been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada and Japan and most recently in the US Consulate Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Suzuki earned her BA from Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA and her MFA from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.

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  • Senem OezdoganBrooklyn, New York

    Senem Oezdogan (b. 1980) is a Brooklyn-based mixed media artist whose works meditate on the visual phenomenon of optical illusions through color and form. Smooth gradients give a sense of volume to the bold shapes depicted in Senem’s work that are subsequently flattened by her illusionistic use of spatial composition. Her color palette is equally beguiling, disrupting foreground and background and constantly forcing the viewer to reorient their sense of perspective.

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  • Xochi SolisAustin, TX

    Xochi Solis (b. 1981) is an Austin, TX-based mixed media artist. Her works include multilayered, collaged paintings constructed from paint, hand-dyed paper, vinyl, plastics, and images from found books and magazines. Xochi considers the repeated act of layering a meditation on color, texture, and shape, all leading to a greater awareness of the visual intricacies found in her immediate environment, both natural and cultural. Xochi shares her studio time between Texas and Mexico.

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