urban, contemporary & street art 


Vertical Gallery, Chicago’s premier urban-contemporary art gallery, is proud to present a special exhibition celebrating their 5-year anniversary. The show will feature 23 artists from nine different countries with artistic styles that have shaped the gallery’s programming over the years. The exhibition runs April 7 – 28, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 7th, 6:00-10:00pm.

The featured artists include Ben Eine (UK), Blek le Rat (FR), Hebru Brantley (US), Ben Frost (AU), Tim Conlon (US), Martin Whatson (NO), Stormie Mills (AU), Andreas Englund (SE), Dot Dot Dot (NO), Super A (NL), Xenz (UK), Fernando Chamarelli (BR), Annie Aube (US), Copyright (UK), Pipsqueak Was Here!!! (NL), Philip Bosmans (BE), Mau Mau/Cyclops (UK), XOOOOX (DE), OakOak (FR), ROA (BE), Mr. Cenz (UK), and Collin van der Sluijs (NL).

Since opening its doors at 1016 N. Western Avenue in 2013, Vertical Gallery has presented ambitious exhibitions with work influenced by street art, urban environments, graffiti, pop culture, graphic design and illustration. With 10 to 12 group and solo shows per year, plus participation in major international art fairs, they have featured nearly 300 different artists from around the world in their exhibitions.

“We are very grateful for the support we have received from art collectors in Chicago and around the world,” says Patrick Hull, owner of Vertical Gallery. “We are very excited about celebrating this milestone with many of the amazing artists we have worked with over the past five years, and a few showing with us for the first time. I wish we could fit all 300 in the gallery space for this occasion. Stay tuned: We’re filling our upcoming calendar with more amazing local, national and international talent to keep you engaged.”

April 7 – 28, 2018
Opening reception, Saturday, April 7th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm.
Vertical Gallery, 1016 N Western Ave., Chicago

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