current exhibitiions

hymn 53947 mural @ north blvd and oak park ave

05.08.10 to 05.08.20 |24 hours a day

oak park, IL united states of america

one of 8 murals commissioned by the village of oak park. installed to be a part of what will hopefully be a full open-air gallery of murals on the greenline embankment in oak park

solo work @ chicago grind

04.11.16 to 04.13.18

chicago, IL US

5256 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640

curtain call @ the athenaeum theatre

11.25.16 to 05.01.18

chicago, IL US

green eyes @ the green eye lounge

10.10.17 to 12.31.17

chicago, IL US

2403 W Homer St, Chicago, IL 60647


past exhibitions

new beginnings @roots salon

10.10.17 to 11.30.17

chicago, IL US

1140 W. GRAND AVE CHICAGO, IL 60642

how six found a way @ the harold washington library

10.27.16 to 01.15.17

chicago, IL US

a cardboard sculptural-story exhibit about six's journey to the top of the armchair. in the popular library bookcases and congress entrance gallery.

backstage @ the curtain call club @ the athenaeum theatre

01.24.15 to 02.27.15

chicago, IL US

resonant glass generator installation @'because art' exhibit at hairpin gallery

10.10.14 to 11.07.14

chicago, IL US

storytime@sip

09.03.14 to 10.31.14

chicago, IL united states of america

grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a story-sequence of my work!

glenwood ave arts fest

08.18.14 to 08.20.14

chicago, IL united states of america

all of me fit for a 10x10 tent.

25 art@coles

06.01.14 to 07.19.14

chicago, IL united states of america

a mass-artist exhibit from anysquared in logan square!

wonder worldview at underground wonder bar!

11.07.13 to 09.23.17 |5p-4a daily

chicago, IL US

a story on the wall at this late-night live music club in downtown chicago.
710 north clark

pizza party @ pizzaria aroma

11.01.13 to 10.10.17

chicago, IL US

enjoy a pie and my art at this edgewater gem!
1125 w berwyn

a story on the wall @ revolution brewing

08.03.13 to 10.03.13

chicago , logan square, IL united states of america

drop by for a pint of anything these guys make. amazing stuff here!

2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
773-227-2739
Mon-Fri: 11am-2am
Sat: 10am-3am
Sun: 10am-2am

reflections @ simones

06.05.13 to 07.05.13

chicago , IL united states of america

an exhibit of some of my favorite work in this excellent bar&grill.

960 W 18th, Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 666-8601

smaller totems

05.16.13 to 05.16.15

chicago/los angeles/worldwide, internet-opia

the two+ year developed webcomic written by roby duncan and illustrated by me.

scots bar chicago

11.01.12 to 12.01.12

chicago, IL united states of america

1829 W. Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613

residence @ argo tea : 1 n dearborn street

03.23.12 to 05.01.13 |9a - 7p

chicago, IL united states of america

at last lewis lain returns to argo tea. this time with a rotating exhibit of new work.

apartment and art @ chicago apartment finders

12.01.11 to 06.01.13

chicago, IL united states of america

711 N State St

art and apartments @ chicago apartment finders

12.01.11 to 12.01.12

chicago, IL united states of america

located at 906 west belmont

respond.react @ chameleon: 130 n.oak park ave

11.02.11 to 11.01.12 |11a-6p

oak park, IL united states of america

respond.react visits our old friends @ chameleon clothing.

collection@ nothin less cafe 2642 n milwuakee

11.02.11 to 12.02.11 |7am-10pm

chicago, IL united states of america

they make an avocado smoothie that will knock your socks off.

art salon @ sine que non salon @ 2766 n lincoln ave

10.10.11 to 12.29.11

chicago, IL united states of america

had i hair to do i would do it here.

respond.react @ argo tea: 16 w randolph

10.01.11 to 10.31.11 |8a -10p

chicago, IL united states of america

on may 15, john bambino and lewis lain
initiated an experiment in collaboration.
each artist created a painting. these ‘prime’
paintings were exchanged an lived-with
for one week. each artist then created a
painting in response to the other’s prime
painting. these secondary paintings were
exchanged and lived-with for a week. each
artist then created a painting based off the
other’s secondary painting. these paintings
were exchanged. this cycle of response and
reaction will continue till october 1, when
30+ original, response-paintings will go
on exhibit at argo tea’s randolph street cafe
as a part of the chicago office of culture and
tourism’s ‘chicago artist month.

the rise and fall of lewis lain@glenwood avenue arts fest

08.19.11 to 08.21.11 |noon-9pm

chicago, IL united states of america

all of me that fits in a 10'x10' tent on morse and glenwood avenue in rogers park.

lewis lain @ evil squirrel comics

08.01.11 to 08.01.12

chicago, IL united states of america

6928 North Glenwood Avenue
love this place!

indoor art market @ milwaukee avenue arts festival

07.29.11 to 07.31.11

chicago, IL united states of america

all of me in an 8'x8' space and we have air conditioning.

the rise and fall of lewis lain @ edgewater arts fest

07.16.11

chicago, IL united states of america

all of me that fits in a 10'x10' tent just steps from the lake.

the low-key festival @ sip cafe 1223 W Grand Ave

06.25.11 |11a-4p

chicago, IL united states of america

hangin out with the folks of sip

art from above @ argo tea(mezzanine) 16 w.randolph

05.17.11 to 10.01.11 |8a-10p

chicago, IL united states of america

in the upstairs space of this tea place.

the rise and fall of lewis lain: powerpoint presentation @ division collective's spring salon

04.04.11 |8p

chicago, IL united states of america

me speaking with powerpoint filmed on an impromptu grainy camera

the coexistent exchange@loose leaf tea

04.01.11 to 05.04.11 |opening reception : 6p-10p

chicago, IL united states of america

art and tea meet again...delicious.
2915 n broadway

here and (t)here @ kitchen sink

03.29.11 to 05.29.11

chicago, IL united states of america

1107 W Berwyn Ave

...in other worlds @the josephinum(1500 n bell)

03.22.11 to 05.01.11 |8p on fridays and saturdays 3p on sundays

chicago, IL united states of america

this multi-medium exhibition runs in tandem with polarity ensemble theatre's ephemera.

ephemera@the josephinum academy(1500 n bell)

03.22.11 to 05.01.11 |8p on friday and saturday. 3pm on sunday

chicago, IL united states of america

this is the largest site-specific installation i have ever completed. every non-structural visual element on stage that is not an actor is handmade by me.
tix : $19(regular) $10(preview and students)

pure kitchen arts dinner and benefir

03.20.11 |6p-9p

chicago, IL united states of america

great food, great art, great music.

out-o-the woodwork@ohno!doom

02.05.11 to 02.25.11 |4-10 tuesday/thursday 7-10 saturday

chicago, IL united states of america

love this gallery @ 1800 n milwuakee

handemade holidays @ strictly locals (4866 n clark)

12.17.10 to 12.19.10 |5p-10p on the 17th ::: 10a-6p on the 18th and 19th

chicago, IL united states of america

worldview @ handlebar chicago

12.12.10 to 01.14.11 |3p-2a

chicago, IL united states of america

awesome food with excellent atmosphere. this show was featured on wgn's chicago's best for mac and cheese and my paintings just happened to be on the walls..heh.

logan square holiday festival @ coles

12.04.10 |2p-9p

chicago, IL united states of america

next wave salon

09.10.10 to 09.11.10 |6p

166 Symphony Way Elgin, IL 60120, IL united states of america

glenwood avenue arts festival

08.20.10 to 08.22.10 |noon - 9p

chicago, IL united states of america

year two with the coolest arts fest in chicago.
august 20 is a kick-off party @ 7p

worldview @ chameleon

08.13.10 to 11.12.10

oak park, IL united states of america

The second storytelling exhibition by multi-medium artist lewis lain that integrates paintings with written-word to create a narrative of environmental elements. the follow-up to 'origins.'

small: an exhibition reveling in minutiae @ milwaukee ave arts fest

07.23.10 to 07.25.10 |4-11p friday / noon-11p saturday and sunday

chicago , IL united states of america

2314 n milwuakee. this exhibit is part of the illustrius milwuakee avenue arts festival. i love maaf.

indoor art market @ the milwaukee avenue arts fest

07.23.10 to 07.25.10 |4-11p friday / noon-11p saturday and sunday

chicago, IL united states of america

2741 n milwaukee
i will be @ a table peddling my wares : paintings. prints. cards. toys.
and introducing cardboard forge. good stuff

edgwater arts festival

07.17.10 to 07.18.10 |10a-5p

chicago, IL united states of america

all of me fit to fit in a 10x10 tent. drop by, enjoy the lake and the art and the fun. berger park, sheridan and granville.

origins@hugen gallery@strawdog theatre

04.24.10 to 06.14.10 |april 30th 6p-7p : meet me for wine

chicago, IL united states of america

'a little over three years ago, i began to hear whispers of another world--a perfect place where a typeface designer named 53947 dreamt of salvation on the top of a high hill. for two years, i unknowingly peered into his world through gut-rehab windows i found in alleys of chicago. whenever i focused my sight, i opened spiraling red portals--tunnels ripped through the fabric of both worlds. these tunnels remained open, frozen in acrylic and cardboard in my paintings. they carried his story to me and my story to him in whispered fragments till the day of typeface designer's sublime awakening through an image i painted into his sky. now his story comes in controlled torrents of resonant energy. he reveals his world to me so that i might reveal it to you.' -lewis lain

art @ coles in logan square

03.13.10 to 04.17.10

chicago , IL united states of america

join me for drinks and thinks @ coles for a 'meet the artist' party on
monday, april 5th from 5-8pm.

argo tea: gold coast

02.02.10 to 04.02.10 |6am - 11pm

chicago, IL united states of america

the tea-world-domintation-tour continues...next step, argo tea.

my pie : northbrook

01.02.10 to 04.02.10 |11a - 9p (m-s)

northbrook, IL united states of america

art and pizza merge: the real pizza party begins.
fyi: they have the best deep-dish you'll ever stuff into your piehole.

made in rogers park holiday bazaar @ loyola fieldhouse

12.12.09 |10a - 3p

chicago, IL united states of america

2nd floor 1230 w greenleaf

logan square holiday bazaar @ anywhere space: 2328 n milwaukee

12.05.09 |2p - 9p

chicago, united states of america

logan square artillery

bucktown holiday bazaar

11.29.09 |11a - 5p

chicago, IL united states of america

@holstein park

rogers park flea market and art sale

11.28.09 |9a - 5p

chicago, IL united states of america

unity church on ashland and morse

out of context @ robert jeffrey

10.02.09 to 11.13.09 |Monday & Tuesday 1-9pm; Wednesday 10am-10pm; Thursday 1-10pm; Friday 9am-7:30pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 10am-6pm

chicago, united states of america

camping @ the sublime door

argo tea-streeterville

09.13.09 to 11.13.09 |6a-11p(Mon-Fri); 7a-11p(Sat); 7a-10p(Sun)

chicago, IL united states of america

scenes of chicago with tea and scone

art at adesso

09.09.09 to 05.09.10 |Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10:30pm; Sat 10:30am-3pm, 5pm-11:30pm; Sun 10:30am-3pm, 5pm-10:30pm

chicago, IL united states of america

have some italian food and stare at my paintings. byob

glenwood avenue arts festival

08.21.09 to 08.23.09 |12 noon to 8pm : 22nd & 23rd 6pm kick-off par-tay on the 21st.

chicago, IL united states of america

all of me that can fit in a 10x 10 tent

milwaukee avenue arts festival: no borders/no walls exhibition

07.31.09 to 08.02.09 |noonish to 9pmish

chicago , IL united states of america

the no borders/no walls is located @ 2725 north milwuakee
come meet me there on friday between 8p and 9p

the forever cupcake on pratt beach (@morse)

06.20.09 to 06.20.10 |24 hours a day

chicago, IL united states of america

part of the 2009 artists of the wall festival. located at spot "m." on the north wall of the morse beach stairwell.

pane of enlightenment series @ pressure billards and cafe

06.15.09 to 07.31.09 |11a - 2a

chicago, IL united states of america

the coolest coffee-drinkin-pool-playin' folks you'll ever meet.

urban and intelligent: art-sy-styl-ie internet mag-a-zine

05.01.09 to 06.01.09 |24 hours

the internet

those u and i robots...those are my robots.

storytime @ lonie walker's underground wonder bar

02.20.09 to 02.20.10 |11am - 4am

chicago, IL united states of america

the story of enlightenment in chicago has begun.

the end of the world as we know it @ barbara and barbara gallery

02.20.09 |7:00p to 2:00a

chicago, IL united states of america

maintained mundane @ chameleon

02.07.09 to 08.13.10 |fancy wine and cheese opening on february 7th: 7p - 11p

oak park, IL united states of america

dynamic dressing for your person and place.

chameleon
130 oak park avenue
oak park, illinois
708.4451175

gallery residency @ west loop curves

01.31.09 to 04.30.09 |by appointment only

chicago, IL united states of america

(nocturnal) nebulae @ the loft at fizz bar

01.30.09 |8p-1a

chicago, IL united states of america

chiariscuro with music by dj ben marc, bifunkal and taggart transcontinental.

night of sight and sound @ debonair social club

01.09.09 |6:30p - 3a

chicago, IL united states of america

1575 n milwaukee

loftershire

11.16.08 to 11.16.09 |by appointment

chicago, IL united states of america

lewis lain's intertextual salon and pizza party
you wanna come over? we can have some pizza...have a pizza party.