2017

Looks: Sara Teator

Looks: Sara Teator

Sara Teator is a fashion designer living and working in Brooklyn. Sara grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey and moved to Brooklyn four…

Artist of the Week: Crys Yin

Artist of the Week: Crys Yin

Crys Yin lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work deals with cultural misconnections and embraces the comedic side of personal experiences. She has…

Tunes: Diners

Tunes: Diners

Tyler Broderick has been writing music under the Diners moniker since they began to write what would be become their first album, Throw Me A Ten,…

Tunes: Fruit & Flowers

Tunes: Fruit & Flowers

Fruit & Flowers are one of the most active bands in the NYC area, and have been deemed one of “NYC’s Hardest Working Bands” by…

LOOKS: Rue-L

LOOKS: Rue-L

Rue-L is a London based brand by Celine Kreis and Suman Gurung. Defined as streetwear for women, Rue-L continues to break boundaries with their fit and…

Artist of the Week: Matthew Schlagbaum

Artist of the Week: Matthew Schlagbaum

Matthew Schlagbaum is originally from Florida. He currently lives and works in Chicago, has an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from School of the…

Looks: Nattofranco

Looks: Nattofranco

Nattofranco is a Parisian streetwear brand run by designer Noémie Sebayashi. “France is what I live by, Japan is my muse,” she explains “Nattofranco is a new identity…

Artist of the Week: Keeley Haftner

Artist of the Week: Keeley Haftner

Keeley Haftner (b. 1985) is a Canadian artist who explores her own intense yearning toward non-living matter through sculpture. Her work has been exhibited internationally…

Spotlight: Disposable Magazine

Spotlight: Disposable Magazine

Disposable Magazine is a project sparked by curiosity and a simple question: How are people living in places other than the cities we normally see? The project’s…

Looks: CARLO CARLO

Looks: CARLO CARLO

Sydney-born Stylist Juan-Carlos Aquino is the founder of CARLO CARLO, a Menswear label consisting of contemporary basics, melding the grit of the underground with the sophistication of…

Artist of the Week: Mansoon Kim

Artist of the Week: Mansoon Kim

Mansoon Kim was born in South Korea in 1987. He received a B.F.A from the Department of Painting at the Pratt Institute in 2012, and…

Spotlight: Daniel Peterson

Spotlight: Daniel Peterson

Dan Peterson turns run-down outdoor basketball courts into large-scale works of public art. A New York native, he founded the non-profit Project Backboard while living…

Looks: SANCHEZ-KANE

Looks: SANCHEZ-KANE

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane is a Mexican born fashion designer and creative director of the clothing brand SANCHEZ-KANE. She completed a degree from Universidad Anahuac in industrial engineering, and later…

Artist of the Week: Martina Ferrera

Artist of the Week: Martina Ferrera

Martina Ferrera is a visual artist living in London. She was born in Toronto and grew up in Italy where she earned a Masters Degree in Architecture (Rome…

Spotlight: David Salkin

Spotlight: David Salkin

David Salkin is a Surface Designer living and working in Chicago. He received his Masters in Architecture from Tulane University in 2008. @davidsalkin #DavidSalkinCreative Tell…

Spotlight: Marina Fini

Spotlight: Marina Fini

Marina Fini is an LA based maker and collaborator who graduated from UCSC with a B.A in New Media Performance. @marinafini Tell us a little bit about yourself and what…

Artist of the Week: Stephen Kent

Artist of the Week: Stephen Kent

Stephen Kent (Pennsylvania ’85) received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania State University in 2008 and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cranbrook…

Spotlight: John Khuu

Spotlight: John Khuu

John Khuu is a 29 year old self taught photographer based in Chicago, IL. His work has been featured on the Tribune, Time Out, and…

Looks: BWC Garments

Looks: BWC Garments

BWC Garments stands for Built With Craft. This brand is Philadelphia based and is distributed worldwide.  Josh Langford is the founder and lead designer of BWC…

Artist of the Week: Greg Ito

Artist of the Week: Greg Ito

Greg Ito (American, b. 1987) earned his BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has an upcoming exhibition in 2018 at Club Pro, Los…

Wasteland Dream

Wasteland Dream

LVL3 is proud to present Wasteland Dream, a group show featuring Jeffly Gabriela Molina, Curtis Stage, Matthew Schlagbaum, and Esther Ruiz. Molina’s interest in language…

Artist of the Week: Ryoichi Kurokawa

Artist of the Week: Ryoichi Kurokawa

Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa (b.1978) uses various media – video, installation, recording and live performances – in order to produce stunning audio-visual sound pieces, which…

Spotlight: Commend

Spotlight: Commend

Commend is the gravitational center of the RVNG universe. It is an inner space within the outer space that is downtown Manhattan. In the spirit of…

Looks: LĀU

Looks: LĀU

LĀU is a womenswear project started in 2011 by Lisa Anderlini, an Italian designer with an eclectic background. Lisa has a Masters of Science in Architecture, a love…

Spotlight: Clara Terne

Spotlight: Clara Terne

Clara Terne is a technology driven visual artist and motion director working in 3D environments. She creates still and moving images with attention to detail and…

Artist of the Week: Paul Heyer

Artist of the Week: Paul Heyer

Paul Heyer (b. 1982) is an artist based in Chicago, IL. Heyer received his MFA from Columbia University in 2009 and is represented  by Night Gallery in…

Looks: Tegul Bega

Looks: Tegul Bega

Tegul Bega is a Lithuanian contemporary streetwear brand for the fancy legs, created by Ruta Lapienyte. The brand creates many different styles of leggings, and…

Tunes: Briana Marela

Tunes: Briana Marela

Before writing the songs that would become Call It Love, Briana Marela was typically guided first and foremost by her instincts as a producer and…

Artist of the Week: Kristy Luck

Artist of the Week: Kristy Luck

Kristy Luck lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 and…

Artist of the Week: Louis Reith

Artist of the Week: Louis Reith

Louis Reith (Hengelo, 1983) graduated from the Academy for Art and Industry in Enschede in 2010 and currently lives between Amsterdam and Zetten. With an interest…

Artist of the Week: Katherine Simóne Reynolds

Artist of the Week: Katherine Simóne Reynolds

Katherine Simóne Reynolds is in her feelings, and will probably remain sitting there. At the moment she is based out of Saint Louis, MO, where…

Spotlight: Dead Meat Design

Spotlight: Dead Meat Design

Born and raised in the Midwest, Dead Meat Design‘s Josh Davis has been instrumental in the Chicagoland music and art scene since 1999, and as he will…

Artist of the Week: Brian Rochefort

Artist of the Week: Brian Rochefort

Brian Rochefort is a mixed media artist working primarily in ceramics. Rochefort grew up in Rhode Island and attended the Rhode Island School of Design,…

Spotlight: TORU

Spotlight: TORU

TORU is a craft and design company founded in 2015 by Jordi Ribaudí. With strong roots in the local leather industry of Igualada, a province of Barcelona, the…

Tunes: XHOSA

Tunes: XHOSA

XHOSA is a multifaceted artist and producer who hails from New York City. Influenced by the hip-hop and post-punk generation, she blends genres creating a unique…

Displaced Desire

Displaced Desire

LVL3 presents Displaced Desire, a two-person show featuring Chicago-based Christopher Meerdo and New York-based Cecilia Salama. Meerdo’s multidimensional practice, rooted in image research, explores the…

Looks: Roseanna Crawford

Looks: Roseanna Crawford

Graduating with a First Class Honours in Textile Art, Design and Fashion in 2016, Roseanna Crawford began her design education in 2011 where she studied BDes…

Fantastic Facade

Fantastic Facade

LVL3 presents Fantastic Facade, a three-person group show featuring Katie Bell, Hannah Carr and Jenn Smith. Bell scavenges detritus and castoffs in search of new…

Artist of the Week: Kevin Reuning

Artist of the Week: Kevin Reuning

Kevin Reuning is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Reuning’s work examines the process of drawing by carrying the images he creates with his computer…

Artist of the Week: Nora Maité Nieves

Artist of the Week: Nora Maité Nieves

Nora Maité Nieves (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico 1980) lives and works in New York. She places her interdisciplinary practice in the expanding dialogue of painting.…

Artist of the Week: Sara Ludy

Artist of the Week: Sara Ludy

b. 1980, Orange, CA. Sara Ludy’s practice investigates the confluence of the physical and virtual. Her works include websites, animation, photography and audiovisual performance.  Recent…

Tunes: Katie Von Schleicher

Tunes: Katie Von Schleicher

Early on at her internship at Ba Da Bing Records, owner Ben Goldberg suggested Katie Von Schleicher make a cassette for the label to release. It could be…

Looks: Loup

Looks: Loup

Based in New York, Loup is a clothing brand founded by fashion designer Danielle Ribner. Loup creates clothing and accessories for women with the goal of making…

Artist of the Week: Michael Henry Hayden

Artist of the Week: Michael Henry Hayden

Michael Henry Hayden is a visual artist who works and lives in LA. Through a deep exploration of texture light and color, Hayden’s sculptural and painting…

Spotlight: Athena Paginton

Spotlight: Athena Paginton

Athena Paginton is a Make-up Artist and Illustrator living in London who has worked on magazine campaigns for DAZED, Buffalo Zine and Wallpaper Magazine, amongst…

Looks: OKOKOK

Looks: OKOKOK

OKOKOK is an emerging streetwear brand that pulls together a heavy mix of influences from graphic design, DIY aesthetics, and virtual culture to make their products. A three person…

Spotlight: POOL

Spotlight: POOL

POOL was founded in 2010 by Léa Padovani (1981) and Sébastien Kieffer (1982), and is a Paris-based creative studio which takes design beyond furniture, encompassing…

Artist of the Week: Luis Rodríguez Rosario

Artist of the Week: Luis Rodríguez Rosario

Luis Rodríguez Rosario is a Puerto Rican artist with an MFA in Sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2013 he presented his…

Artist of the Week: Roula Partheniou

Artist of the Week: Roula Partheniou

Roula Partheniou was born in Niagara Falls, and lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Her practice centers on an exploration of the replica and how…

Spotlight: Rozliubit

Spotlight: Rozliubit

Rozliubit is a collaborative project between Sasha Pharaoh and Sua Yoo. The self-proclaimed maids of heaven and guardians of virtue create handcrafted weaponry and delicate armor in Chicago,…