M onique Meloche founded her eponymous gallery in Chicago’s West Loop in 2001 with an international roster of emerging artists working in all media. Our program has been diverse and inclusive since its inception, and we continue to be a bellwether for artistic talents early or under-recognized in their careers.
Taking a curatorial approach honed after Meloche’s six years at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and in directorial positions at both Rhona Hoffman and Kavi Gupta Galleries, we present conceptually challenging programming in Chicago and at art fairs internationally with an emphasis on institutional outreach. The gallery’s focus is on discovering and fostering emerging artists like Rashid Johnson, Amy Sherald, Ebony G. Patterson, and Sanford Biggers – bringing them to the attention of collectors, curators, institutions and global audiences.
The gallery has grown from being locally recognized as one of the best in Chicago to being respected internationally with our artists collected by public institutions worldwide. The gallery promotes politically minded contemporary art, presenting six exhibitions annually in Chicago and participating in three to five art fairs per year.
Red Puddle, 2018 from the “Air Painting” series (2017-2019), 2018
Pink Seated Warrior, 2017
Kinbaku Leg, 2019
EXT/INT. DRIVING - ROOM - NIGHT, 2015–16
...they waited...for those who bear/bare witness..., 2018
Woman and Man Reclining on Striped Mat XIII, 2019
Untitled (Altar No. 19), 2017