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About Purple Window

Purple Window is an artist-led, community-supported project space and gallery inside Mana Contemporary Chicago. As an artist cooperative, Purple Window is jointly owned and democratically controlled by its members. The co-op exhibition space is run by a panel of Chicago-based artists, devoted to fostering a sense of community and empowerment for artists both within and outside of city limits. Purple Window is committed to building a community-centric environment that promotes local, emerging, and under-represented artists and makers. The gallery exhibits innovative artists across disciplines through monthly two-person, group, and four-person exhibitions in our studio space at Mana Contemporary Chicago. 

Purple Window Members include: Lauren Iacoponi (Founder), Rebecca Griffith, Natalie Pivoney,  Amy Shelton, Naomi Elson, Shane Elliot Bowers, Nico Rizzo, Giselle Mira Diaz, Antoinette Viola, and Angelina Diana.

Past Members (2022 - 2023) include Millicent Kennedy, My Linh Mac, Sarah Dupré, S. Nicole Lane, Claire Burke Dain, John Linquist, and Michael Chambers.

Purple Window Gallery will continue to serve as a project facilitator for participatory works, facilitated through open calls that engage with a wide audience of artists, makers, and creative individuals. 

Purple Window Gallery is located inside MANA Contemporary Chicago, at 2233 S. Throop St. Room 845, Chicago, IL 60608. The entrance is on the East side of the building. It is accessible by the #21 #60 and #9 buses, or by walking from the Cermak-Chinatown Red Line stop. Open by appointment only.


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