2017

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…

Spotlight: Tegul Bėga

Spotlight: Tegul Bėga

Tegul Bėga 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 Brooklyn-based Cecilia Salama. Meerdo’s multidimensional practice, rooted in image research, explores the manifestation…

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,…

Looks: amt.

Looks: amt.

amt. is a fashion brand designed by Adrià Machado based in Manresa, a small town near Barcelona in Spain. In December of 2014 he launched his…

Tunes: Helado Negro

Tunes: Helado Negro

Based out of Brooklyn, Helado Negro is the music and performance work of Roberto Carlos Lange. Lange was the recipient of the Joyce Foundation Award and travels the world…

Artist of the Week: Laurence Philomene

Artist of the Week: Laurence Philomene

Living in Montreal, Laurence Philomene is a 23-year-old freelance photographer, director and curator working around themes of gender identity, softness & color theory. @laurencephilomene Tell us…

Spotlight: Cat Lauigan

Spotlight: Cat Lauigan

Cat Lauigan is an artist and producer from the Bay Area. She received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2008, and she currently…

Tunes: Suzi Analogue

Tunes: Suzi Analogue

Suzi Analogue is a genre-bending musician who melds electronic, soul and hip-hop to create tracks that move acrobatically between sultry bedroom vibes and high energy dance. Based…

Artist of the Week: Zach Nader

Artist of the Week: Zach Nader

Zach Nader is a Brooklyn-based photographer and new media artist originally from Dallas, Texas. His work deals with the complex language of digital photography and image-editing software. He…

Looks: Alex Ulichny

Looks: Alex Ulichny

Alex Ulichny is a fashion designer who crafts a story with each collection with an avant-garde approach to creating clothing. Bringing magic into reality, he sees…

Here, Here

Here, Here

LVL3 is proud to present Here, Here, a two-person exhibition featuring Minneapolis-based Andy Delany and Brooklyn-based Amber Renaye. Andy’s fascination with the visual, material and…

Ltd.Wear2

Ltd.Wear2

LVL3 and Tusk are happy to present Ltd.Wear2. Following in the footsteps of last year’s premier, Ltd.Wear2 is both a group exhibition and a fashion line presenting one-of-a-kind looks by over…

Artist of the Week: Esther Ruiz

Artist of the Week: Esther Ruiz

Esther Ruiz received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Rhodes College in 2011. She has shown nationally and internationally at various galleries including…

Spotlight: Vjemy

Spotlight: Vjemy

Vjemy was established in 2013 by Adam, Samuel and Svetlana Cigler in Prague, Czech Republic. Adam and Svetlana both graduated with a degree in architecture, but their work focuses on…

Spotlight: Emily Esperanza

Spotlight: Emily Esperanza

Emily Esperanza is a filmmaker, artist, and curator whose passions lie in discarded aesthetics, liminal spaces, guerrilla approaches, and unconventional narrative. Her recent videos, collected…

Artist of the Week: Katie Bell

Artist of the Week: Katie Bell

Katie Bell (b. 1985) is an artist originally from Rockford, Illinois. She received her BA from Knox College and her MFA in Painting from the…

Tunes: Manwolves

Tunes: Manwolves

From Evanston, IL, Manwolves is a six piece band fronted by vocalist James McNear. The multi talented group came together while still in high school, and their collective…

Tunes: Spencer Ludwig

Tunes: Spencer Ludwig

A trumpeter, singer, producer, and dancer who rocks alligator shoes with smoking style and panache, Spencer Ludwig brings any party to life. Chances are, you’ve heard…

Artist of the Week: Jeffly Gabriela Molina

Artist of the Week: Jeffly Gabriela Molina

Jeffly Gabriela Molina is a Chicago-based visual artist from Táchira, Venezuela whose studio practice now expands from within the community of Mana Contemporary. Jeffly first…

Spotlight: David Getsy

Spotlight: David Getsy

David Getsy, a Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor, is a faculty member at the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of…

Looks: Samantha Pleet

Looks: Samantha Pleet

Samantha Pleet is a fashion designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. I am a…

Spotlight: Laura Berger

Spotlight: Laura Berger

Laura Berger is a visual artist living and working in Chicago.  She has exhibited her paintings around the US and abroad, and also does editorial…

Artist of the Week: Cheryl Pope

Artist of the Week: Cheryl Pope

Cheryl Pope is an artist focused in sculpture, installation, and performance. Her work questions and responds to the politics of identity as it relates to…

Spotlight: Patrick Kyle

Spotlight: Patrick Kyle

Patrick Kyle is a commercial illustrator and multidisciplinary artist from Toronto, Canada. He graduated from The Ontario College of Art and Design in 2009. He has authored three books;…

Artist of the Week: Ryan Oskin

Artist of the Week: Ryan Oskin

Ryan Oskin investigates natural and constructed spaces through photography, sculpture, and installation. He recently had two solo shows at the Java Project and The Eagle…

Looks: Ifeoma

Looks: Ifeoma

Reva Ochuba is a designer and writer with a focus on fashion as both a media and medium. Highlighting fashion as social critique as well…