Artist Talks

In 2020, we launched three new video series' to provide our audience with additional ways of engaging with our art and artists, including Hot Off the Press, Work From Home: Inside the Artist's Studio, and The Viewing Room. In Hot Off The Press, we have conversations with our photographers about their new work. In Work From Home, our photographers give us a glimpse inside their studio, answering three questions about their studio practice and how they stay motivated. The Viewing Room takes you inside our gallery's viewing room and as we flip through new photographs by gallery artists, giving you an intimate look at the physical prints. 

In an attempt to understand why artists create the work they make, we decided to launch Artist Talks in September of 2008, a video series which allows the viewer to hear, from the artist, the reasons behind making each piece on exhibit. In 2002, we produced What Were You Thinking, a 15 year catalog which asked artists to write a statement explaining the thought process behind making a specific photograph. Artist Talks continues our commitment to understanding the creative process through the words of the photographer. We hope collectors, curators and the general public will gain a better understanding about each piece on exhibit and the artist in general.

Chat Room is a web series featuring Catherine Edelman in discussion with curators, artists and industry professionals. Edelman talks about artists, trends, the politics of the business and offers the public an inside view about what goes on in the gallery and museum worlds. View our Chat Room series here.

Francesco Pergolesi: Hot Off the Press
Jess T. Dugan: Work From Home
Terry Evans: Hot Off the Press
Florence de Lassée: Work From Home
Alejandro Cartagena: Hot Off the Press
Clarissa Bonet: Work From Home
Liat Elbling: Hot Off The Press
Ysabel LeMay: Work From Home
Daniel Beltrá, Terry Evans, Shana ParkeHarrison, Ysabel LeMay: Earth Day
Michael Koerner: Hot Off The Press
Dan Estabrook: Work From Home
Keith Carter: Hot Off The Press
Julie Blackmon: The Viewing Room
Keliy Anderson-Staley: Hot Off The Press
Serge Najjar: Work From Home
Terry Evans: The Viewing Room
Bettina von Zwehl: Work From Home
Daniel Beltrá: The Viewing Room
Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison: Work From Home
Gregory Scott: Hot Off The Press
Doug Prince: Work From Home
Kate Breakey: Work From Home
Kate Breakey: The Viewing Room
Jeffrey Wolin: Work From Home
Arno Rafael Minkkinen: The Viewing Room
Michael Koerner: Hibakusha
What is Home: Artist Talk
Michael Koerner: Darkroom Tour
Artist Talk: scott b. davis
Artist Talk: scott b. davis & Chris McCaw
scott b. davis and Curator Arpad Kovacs
Tami Bahat: Past is Present
Sandro Miller: I Am Papua New Guinea
Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison 2019
Elizabeth Ernst: Shady Grove Nursing Home
Lori Nix / Kathleen Gerber: Empire
Francesco Pergolesi: Tableaux
How do you see Me? Alanna Airitam, Endia Beal and Medina Dugger
Michael Koerner: My DNA
Serge Najjar: A Closer Look at the Ordinary
Laurent Millet: Somnium
Targeted: Garrett O. Hansen, Omar Imam and Colleen Plumb
Liat Elbling: Proposals for Disorder
Bettina von Zwehl: Portraits
Garrett O. Hansen: Targeted
Daniel Beltrá: Ice/Green Lands
Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison: Precipice
Francesco Pergolesi: Heroes
Michael Kenna: New Work
Clarissa Bonet: City Space + Stray Light
Ysabel LeMay: Wonders
Arno Rafael Minkkinen: 7 8 9 1 0
Jeffrey Wolin: Pigeon Hill: Then & Now
Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison: Gautier's Dream
Elizabeth Ernst: Mirror Mirror
Gregory Scott: In Still Motion
Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters
The Chicago Project V: Selections From Our Online Gallery
Holly Roberts: As The Crow Flies
Shelby Lee Adams: Salt and truth
Daniel Beltrá: SPILL
Viktoria Sorochinski: Anna and Eve
What I Was Thinking: 25 Year Anniversary: Catherine Edelman
Terry Evans: Overview
Gary Briechle: Photographs
Kelli Connell: Double Life
The Chicago Project IV: Selections From Our Online Gallery
Edelman Projects Presents: Fred Stonehouse
Edelman Projects Presents: Tim Tate
Steve Schapiro: Taxi Driver and The Godfather
Lori Nix: The City
Elizabeth Ernst: Smoke and Mirrors
Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison: Beginnings
Lauren E Simonutti: 8 Rooms
Keith Carter: Seen and Unseen
Jed Fielding: 30 Years on the Street
The Chicago Project III: Selection from our Online Gallery
Hiroshi Watanabe: Findings Kabuki and Sarumawashi
Gregory Scott: Outside the Frame
Robin Bowman: It's Complicated, The American Teenager
Joel-Peter Witkin: Poetic Realism
Julie Blackmon: Domestic Vacations 2008