Chicago’s art scene is magical, vast and diverse. From the phenomenal Museum of Contemporary Art, which currently hosts one of the largest retrospectives of work from Takashi Murakami ever seen, to the world renowned “giant bean” at Millennium Park, (‘Cloud Gate’, by Anish Kapoor). There are understated and poignant installations; Amanda Williams ‘Color(ed) Theory,’ and the socially conscious community street murals throughout the South Side, many of which are remnants of the contemporary mural movement of the 1970’s and 80’s, and have been restored in recent years.
There is also a burgeoning independent art scene in which artists like Troy Scat are thriving. Working as both an art instructor, and studio assistant to Hebru Brantley, Troy recently exhibited his work in a solo show, PEER, and is continuing to establish himself in the Chi as a multi-dimensional artist. Here, Troy discusses his journey has an artist, artist and race, and more.