Columbus College of Art & Design

MEET Stephanie Cristello

MEET Stephanie Cristello
Editor-in-chief of THE SEEN, Artistic Director at EXPO CHICAGO, Director of Chicago Manual Style

Tuesday, July 9
2-3 p.m.

Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design
60 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
(entrance on E. Gay Street)
*Free parking, ADA accessible

Come join us at Beeler Gallery to meet Chicago-based critic and curator Stephanie Cristello over coffee. As Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN, Stephanie will speak about arts writing in the Midwest as a site for connectivity, as well as her wide-ranging curatorial work as Director / Curator of Chicago Manual Style, which operates out of a residential garage, and Artistic Director at EXPO CHICAGO.

This is part of Beeler Gallery’s continued effort to bring to Columbus curators and writers for their first visits to the city, for informal exchanges and knowledge sharing that take place in the galleries, in the classroom, or in the studios of CCAD students. Last season, we invited artists and curators Jason Hendrik Hansma and Eloise Sweetman of Shimmer, Rotterdam, a curatorial project focusing on the temporality of “moments.”

Beginning this summer, Beeler Gallery will be a distribution point for THE SEEN in Columbus. The latest ISSUE 08, featuring Yinka Shonibare on the cover, will be available.

About Stephanie Cristello
Stephanie Cristello (Canadian b. 1991) is a critic and curator living and working in Chicago, IL. She was previously the Senior Editor US for ArtSlant, and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art. She is a frequent contributor to the London-based publications ArtReview and Elephant Magazine, and her writing has appeared in Frieze MagazineBOMB MagazineOSMOS, and Portable Gray, published by the University of Chicago Press, among other outlets. Her essays have been published within numerous exhibition catalogues nationally and internationally. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013 with a Liberal Arts Thesis. She is currently the Artistic Director at EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, and the Director / Curator at Chicago Manual Style.

THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, features in-depth writing on exhibitions, as well as highlight essays, artist profiles, and reviews. Born out of a need for international art criticism within the city and context of Chicago’s thriving art scene, THE SEEN was founded in 2013 by Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Cristello, and has continued to expand distribution and readership throughout the United States and Europe. With a network of Staff Writers reporting from around the world, THE SEEN features exclusive pieces and new commissions on the best in international contemporary art, which most recently has included special edition inserts that meld the art object and the printed page.

Publishing twice a year in print, in addition to monthly online issues, the free, full-color, 175+ page journal is produced as a 12,000-count run and is available for distribution at multiple public locations throughout the city of Chicago, as well as select national and international distribution. THE SEEN is published by EXPO CHICAGO.

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