Chantala Kommanivanh
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4911
Painting and Drawing
Courses Taught
Introduction to Art History I
Drawing I
Painting I
Painting II
Painting III
Painting IV
Research Interests
Painting and Drawing

MFA in Painting and Drawing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

BA in Painting/Drawing from Northeastern Illinois University

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Refuge of the Invisible Lao. Vine Art Center. Minneapolis, MN

Like A Zenith. Nych Gallery, Chicago, IL

Forget Nothing. Nych Gallery, Chicago, IL

Segmented Realism. Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Lawrence & Kimball. Inova/Union Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI


Group Exhibitions

Blue November. Chicago, IL

Contempler. Galerie Equipe, Chicago, IL

Seven Herman Audrey Gallery, Chicago, IL

Genesis Elaine Erickson Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Redbull Curates. Chicago Urban Arts Society, Chicago, IL

“Hidden River Art Festival / Emerging Artists Series”, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center For The Arts, Brookfield, WI


Kommanivanh is interested in creating new memories from past. The work itself is a reinterpretation of his memories documenting his history through painting. Raised with traditional Lao customs and active in hip-hop culture, the work investigates cultural hybridity and tensions of identity. The collection of paintings derives from personal and found photographs representing a pivotal time in the painter’s life.

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Chicago, IL 60625
United States

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