About Eat Paint Studio

Eat Paint Studio (2018 – 2022) was located at 5036 N Lincoln Ave in the Lincoln Avenue North Arts District (LANA), close to public transportation and metered parking. Chicago artist Emily Rapport opened the gallery in 2018 with an aim toward combining her studio practice with a public exhibit space. The gallery mission is to engage people in the art-making process and, through exhibitions in its storefront gallery, to integrate art into daily lived experience.

Eat Paint Studio is now 100% virtual.

Gallery guests enjoy work by the late Chicago painter, Marion Kryczka.

Archived Exhibitions

Wildering, Paintings by Basia Krol – June 11, 2022 – May 18, 2022. Press Release | Exhibition Catalog | Commemorative Button Pack

Field Guide to North American Happiness, Paintings by Francis Zaander – February 18, 2022 – April 16, 2022. Press Release | In Conversation: Artist Talk | Live and Talking: Francis Zaander and David Tortuga | SHORTS: Video Screening | Sound and Vision: Material

Where Art Works: Artist Communities and Creative Placemaking – December 17, 2021 – January 22, 2022. Press Release | Virtual Artist Talk

Available Light: Photographs by Andrew Steiner – November 12 – December 11, 2021. – Press Release | Archived Artist Talk with Dan Tamarkin and Andrew Steiner

Still Open: Ink Paintings by Emily Rapport – July 9 – August 15, 2021. – Press Release

INSCAPES: Paintings by Claire Elliott, Vanessa Shinmoto, and Alexandra Stevenson – March 5 – April 17 2021. – Press Release | Virtual Artist Talk (pt 2)

Community Window Display: Group Exhibition December 7, 2020 – January 1, 2021 – About the Show. Through the donation of work by local artists and your purchases, we were able to donate nearly $400. to local nonprofit organizations.

THIRST: artwork by Lea Basile-Lazarus, Cynthia Weiss, and Tamara Wasserman, November 2 – December 7, 2019 – Press Release, Poem written by Susan Gundlach for the exhibition

Everything Is: Paintings by Emily Rapport, September 26 – October 26, 2019 – Press Release

Wide Awake Dreaming: Photographs by Andrew Steiner, August 2 – September 7, 2019 – Press Release

Marion Kryczka: Paintings and Drawings, June 7 – July 20, 2019 – Press Release

My Way: Paintings by Bo Whang, April 12 – May 12, 2019 – Press Release

Grand Opening / Night and Day: Paintings by Emily Rapport, October 6 – March 31, 2018

Emily Rapport

A painter, Emily Rapport studied art in the late 90’s at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Seeking involvement in a creative community, Emily began volunteering her time and talents with several arts organizations, among them the fledgling “ArtWalkRavenswood” (c. 2005). Emily became the first Executive Director of the Ravenswood ArtWalk in 2007, building the first organization website and growing the local arts tour to 51 venues and over 300 participating artists.

In 2018, Emily opened a public gallery and working studio space at 5036 N Lincoln Ave, named “Eat Paint Studio”. The physical space closed in September 2022.