lewis lain is a multi-medium artist and illustrator residing in rogers park, chicago. his work focuses on storytelling with simple design and recycled ‘resonant’ material. his use of re-claimed windows and found-glass as canvas with cardboard and acrylic, result in multi-dimensional paintings punctuated with use of bold color, layers and linework . further exploration with cardboard led to the creation of 'cardboard forge,' an ongoing sculptural series.
recent exhibitions include ‘ephemera,' 'here and(there),' ' the next wave art salon,' 'residence @ argo tea,' and 'respond.react' (an official 2011 chicago artist month exhibition) in 2010, lewis completed a mural on the greenline embankment commissioned by the village of oak park as a part of their 'mini mural project.' in 2013, lewis won first place in the 20th annual 'artist of the wall' mural competition. currently, lewis is creating illustration for los angeles author, roby duncan's 'smaller totems' (www.smallertotems.com)
"i am fascinated with chicago's urban energy and a constant exploration of the balance between simple, earthly action and annihilating revelation."