Join us for Open Studio with resident artists Rosine Kouamen and Susan Giles.
Rosine Kouamen’s residency is a part of Hyde Park Art Center’s 222 Exchange with Project Row Houses.
More information on Susan Giles’ upcoming exhibition Scenic Overlook, here.
Rosine Kouamen works across media including photography, sculpture and installation to investigate the transformation of culture and create visual narratives expressing cultural memory. Born in Douala, Cameroon Kouamen immigrated to the United States as a teenager and is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of Houston. Kouamen has exhibited at Texas Southern University Museum, Project Row Houses, Lawndale Art Center, Texas Contemporary Art Fair (ARTADIA finalist ’12), Main Street Project, DiverseWorks, Art Place, Blaffer Museum, Lone Star Studios, Blue Star Lab In San Antonio and the Swell Gallery in San Francisco.
Susan Giles earned a Masters of Fine Art from Northwestern University in 2001 with an emphasis in sculpture and video, and a Masters of Art in Art Education: Studio Track from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997. She has completed multiple large-scale installations and solo exhibitions across Chicago including, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Elmhurst Art Museum, Kavi Gupta Gallery, and The Mission Projects, among others. Giles has received an award from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation in 2005 and a 1997 Fulbright Full Grant to Indonesia to study art and tourism. On a regional level, she has received a Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council in 2009.