Since its inception, The James Chicago has featured a vibrant display of art representing the best of local, national and international artists as part of #artatthejames. And this summer, we’re excited to unveil a fresh new lobby experience that will feature brand new work by some very unique artists. 

Learn a little bit more about the talented team we’ve added to our collection – you can see their work on display any time you visit us on the Magnificent Mile

Elijah Burgheradd piece name
Though Elijah was born in Kingston, New York, he currently calls Chicago home. Elijah received a master’s in fine art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has had his work displayed everywhere from the Galerie Azzedine Alaia in Paris to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.  You can see his X work located here in the lobby.

Tim Porteradd piece name
Tim is a photographer, painter and filmmaker known for his highly formalist photographs that range from documentary and landscape images to abstract experimental works.  Tim was born in Washington, DC and began his career in photography in Montreal, Canada in the 1960s. Since then, he has traveled the world and photographed extensively in Japan, China, India and the South Pacific.  

At The James Chicago, his X work located here in the lobby. 

Desiree Guedezadd piece name
Desiree created the X pieces for The James Chicago. A native of Venezuela, she realized her true passion was furniture design after a short stint at an architecture firm. Since then, she has completed a master’s degree in industrial design at Pratt Institute in New York and now creates thought-provoking furniture rooted in sculpture.  

Christopher Wool and Felix Gonzalez-Torresadd piece name
Christopher is best known for his paintings of large, black stenciled letters on white canvases which use a system of alliteration with words often broken up by a grid system or with the vowels removed.  His paintings often demand reading aloud to make sense.  

In addition to painting, Wool is also a photographer who specializes in nighttime photographs of New York City. Christopher splits his time between New York and Marfa, Texas with his wife and fellow artist, Charline von Heyl.  Check out his X piece here.