Join the Sequences, Iterations, and Permutations (SIP) community for an exhibition tour and panel discussion celebrating the 38 artists in this exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center.
Curator: Jasper Goodrich
Jasper Goodrich is an artist and educator living in Chicago, Illinois. At the core of his work is a belief that images and objects can make visible the parts of life that are hard to articulate: complex emotions, visual structure, memories, the expansive and iterative nature of the human imagination, the physical relationship our bodies have to the world, the processing of contemporary life, spirituality, the magic world of images, sequential ways of organizing information and images, making collaboratively with other people, influences from music and music production, fantasy, storytelling, and the connection between iteration and the social. Goodrich works in mediums including painting, printmaking, casting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and installation. He received his BS from Skidmore College in 2011 and his MFA in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited nationally in venues in Illinois, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. He has received grants, awards, and/or residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Ox-Bow School of Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hyde Park Art Center, and the National Iron Casting Conference. Goodrich currently teaches in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Printmedia Department and at Hyde Park Art Center where he leads a class titled “Sequences, Iterations, and Permutations.”
Ariadna Ginez is a Mexican-American ceramicist based in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. She celebrates beauty, femininity, and romance in her work, exploring them as issues of equity. Ariadna works with stoneware, porcelain, and found materials to create sculptural pieces. She’s a self-taught artist who has received an arts education through her experience as a docent at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Chicago, as an inaugural member of the Auxiliary Board of Directors at the National Museum of Mexican Art, and most recently at GnarWare Workshop and through the Hyde Park Art Center. She also has a B.A. in International Relations and Social Relations & Policy from Michigan State University and an M.A. in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan. Ariadna was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, grew up in Michigan, and has planted roots in Chicago. When not in her studio, exploring museums and galleries, or enjoying Chicago’s culinary scene, catch her hanging out with her tiny dog Copita.
Alina N Negomireanu
Alina Negomireanu was born in Romania. She arrived to the US in 1996, following the collapse of Communism in her native country. Alina has been living in Hyde Park since 2006. Although prone to doodling from an early age and always utterly in love with color, Alina had not produced anything that can easily be interpreted as art until taking the first SIP class in the Winter of 2021. The nature of the sequencing process, the enthusiastic support of the instructor and fellow artists, and the structure of the class proved to be the alchemical elements Alina needed to start making art. Now delightfully mired in the infinite possibilities offered by the SIP techniques, Alina is currently exploring intimacy, trauma, self-expression, and exile through abstraction, in a series of works using a variety of media and everyday found objects.
Nealz (Berkowski) is a 27-year-old human. Their pride and joy are their two daughters, Gay Power and Samantha, and their plants. Nealz enjoys sewing, collaging, drawing, and hand-poke tattooing. They are also a mediocre cocktail server with big dreams. Nealz is interested in exploring supremacy culture, nature, animal communication and relationships.
Jackie Ropski, a Chicago native with deep roots, is a BFA graduate of Mundelein College, Chicago, with concentration in serigraphy, painting and teaching. She has an MFA in graphic design from The University of Illinois at Chicago, also having studied at the Yale Summer Graphic Design Program in Brissago. Her professional work has been, art educator, graphic designer, design project manager. Today, she is a scavenger of personal and exterior ideas, making works with materials at hand in combination with traditional and digital media.