2014 Red Bull Curates Chi


“Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project pairs up-and-coming artists with local venue owners in major US cities to create custom and functional pieces of art. Hand-picked artists are given the challenge to transform a blank canvas-wrapped Red Bull cooler into an inspired work of art.The masterpieces are unveiled to the public in a one-night only local exhibition at Moonlight Studios on April 17th.During the spectacle, gallery patrons and a panel of judges vote for their favorite pieces, awarding 2 artists an invitation to exhibit in at SCOPE Art Fair taking place in Miami during Art Basel week.


Selected Artists:


JCRivera • The Grocer • Zack Meyer • Sam Kirk, Provoke Culture • Nathan West • Tararchy • UPENDO • Alan Versus Zhang • Miguel A. Del Real • Max Sansing • Artpentry • Anthony Lewellen • Emmy Star Brown • Randi Drozd • Sentrock • John Bambino • Tubs • Joshua Harker • Keelan McMorrow • Nate Otto


Selected Venues:
Hub 51 • Bub City • Three Dots and a Dash • Prohibit • Vivo • Geek Bar • Pork Chop • Chop Shop • HQ River North • Emporium • Empty Bottle • The Promontory • The Brixton • Debonair • Thalia Hall • Riverie • La Catrina • Galerie F • Leaders • Chrome Industries


Judging Panel:


Anna Cerniglia
• School of the Art Institute – Professor
• Johalla Projects – Founder & Director
• Fountain Art Fair – Partner
• SSA #33: Promote The Art Committee – Wicker Park, Bucktown


Lee Bey
• The University of Chicago – Head of Arts & Public Life Initiative with Theaster Gates
• WBEZ – On-Air Contributor
• Fox News Chicago – Architecture Contributor
• University of Illinois at Chicago – Professor
• City of Chicago – Mayoral Deputy Chief of Staff
• Chicago Sun-Times – Architecture / Urban Design Critic


Faheem Majeed
• University of Illinois at Chicago, Art & Art History – Associate Director & Faculty
• South Side Community Art Center – Former Curator & Executive Director


Hebru Brantley
• In 2012, Hebru was the Red Bull Curates: Canvas Cooler, Chicago People’s Choice Winner
• Since then his work has been showcased in global fairs, most notably at SCOPE Art Show during Art Basel Miami
• Collected by notables including Swizz Beats, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Carmelo Anthony, Lebron James and Brandon Lloyd.”


June 05, 2014

Activations, Art, Events