What’s in a name?
Eat Paint Studio originally came about as a name for my art practice in 2004 when there was some debate about whether an artist was or could be a business. In this light, it is also an ironic reference to the romantic myth of the “starving artist” who subsists on creative passion alone.
Gallery and Studio, Open to the Public
Opened in October of 2018, the space at 5036 N Lincoln is the hub of current Eat Paint Studio creative endeavors, from digital projects to oil painting. A gallery and working studio, we are excited to create an accessible art experience for all!
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 became significantly involved in the foundation of what has become the “Ravenswood Art Walk,” an annual tour of arts and industry in Ravenswood Corridor. She has worked with representatives of the Chicago arts community, including the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Artists’ Coalition, in working to reform burdensome city ordinances as they relate to creative practices.