Gallery Provocateur is a not for profit gallery dedicated to promoting the
arts and giving back to the art community with a low commission rate and
As of November 2012, the gallery has recently moved down the street from
its location in the Congress Theatre building to a beautiful renovated Art Deco
1920's ballroom complete with its original tin ceiling and mouldings.
The gallery's mission is to offer opportunities for artists and art
enthusiasts, bring art to the masses, promote self-expression and break the
negative stereotypes that are so often associated with the arts and
Gallery Provocateur exhibits a
genre of work influenced by illustration, fantasy, subculture, comic books,
pop culture imagery and the feminine mystique. We represent a mix of
emerging and career artists with an emphasis on cultivating new talent and
creating an environment where artists can further develop their work.
We are a not for profit gallery due to our dissatisfaction with conventional galleries charging high percentages of their
artists work, while offering the same in an uninviting, stark environment.
Gallery works exhibited are primarily figurative with a strong composition.
The unconventional approach has helped shape
our gallery's commitment to offering our space as one that encourages
exploration and offering art forms which are massively underappreciated.
Gallery Provocateur remains focused on
maintaining its mission of community, and commitment to providing our
artists with a nurturing arena for experimentation and growth.
The gallery is spearheaded by Veronika Kotlajic and partner Simon Lamb.
Opening its doors on March 1st,
2008, Gallery Provocateur was founded by Veronika Kotlajic, also head
curator. Gallery Provocateur, is the newborn gallery for Veronika who
was co-founder and curator for Echo Gallery, Chicago from 2001 through
Veronika Kotlajic who
has been a labeled a trailblazer in the art community for over a decade,
is a lifelong artist having worked
in a myriad of different mediums. Besides being a well respected gallery curator
for over a decade,
Veronika has amassed numerous accomplishments
head of the couture house Narcisse Designs; an award winning web designer
her modeling work has been featured
internationally in hundreds of magazines,
galleries and private collections, as well as
a published book of her artistic
modeling by Heavy Metal Art Magazine.
career and academics have given her a uniquely well-rounded understanding of
the art world.
has amassed countless accolades in both the culinary and art world as a
master Chef, Restauranteur, Curator and Event Specialist.
His career has been based on passion: passion for people, passion for art,
passion for food, passion for innovation, and passion for creating the
ultimate experience for guests.
The Gallery holds 4 rotating exhibitions per year showing the works of both
local and international artists.
submit work for consideration:
Submission Policy: We always welcome
submissions, but digital submissions only. E-mail us images or a website
link. If we wish to showcase your artwork we will contact you.
Please email a link to your web site, or jpegs and a resume.
The Board of Trustees includes:
Veronika Kotlajic, Curator, President
Simon D Lamb, Curator/Vice-President
1621 N Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60647
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general inquiries, or to inquire about purchasing works on our web site.
please email us at:
info @ galleryprovocateur.org
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