Kasia Kay Interviewed by VoyageChicago!

Meet Kasia Kay of Kasia Kay Art Projects in Rivernorth

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kasia Kay.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Kasia. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started as an art gallery in 2006, and were located in the West Loop / Fulton Market for 10 years. In addition to a very intense gallery exhibition program, KKAP anticipated in many international art fairs in NY, Miami and Chicago. Currently I’m a private dealer and curator, and produce pop-up shows for selected artists that I still represent, usually in collaborations with other related to art and design businesses.

Has it been a smooth road?
Ah, of course year 2008! Otherwise KKAP was a successful gallery during 10 years of its business. My program as Projects is less demanding but still successful.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Kasia Kay Art Projects – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I’ve always been a solo owner, artistic director and curator of Kasia Kay Art Projects. I started as a pop-up gallery, when no galleries were doing it yet (perhaps very few did). Now I’m producing popup shows again… And, I also used to create with my artists site-specific street installations, while it also was a rarity for galleries programs, at least not as much as nowadays. One year we were in an official Art Basel Miami Beach special events art program.

I’ve been promoting younger, less or mid-career artist. I worked with several artists who became very established but left me because more established galleries who took them on, demanded exclusivity from those artists. It’s that ugly part of the art business… But at least I could give myself a credit for having a good eye…

I loved, and still do, researching and finding new exciting artists, their intelligent, innovative and unique works of art. I did promote, and still do, new media arts, which 12 years ago was still a fairly new ‘department’ for fine arts. Three years ago I invited some of those artists to my new venture (part of KKAP), a boutique line called Fine Art Wallpapers, which features wall coverings designed by them, as well as by so far one but an amazing fashion designer. I’ve always been brave about going against the grain…

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I like that it has become, much more than it used to be, a cultural city. One can find a lot of good art here, attend various art events, performances and so on. We have great museums and the city is beautiful. Still, it lacks somewhat that cosmopolitan nature of New York. And, I say no to guns!

Kim Curtis Work Featured in Dwell Magazine

Stinson Beach Lagoon Residence
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Located in Stinson Beach, the site offers a southern exposure to the Seadrift Lagoon and a view to the north of the Bolinas Lagoon. This house creates an indoor / outdoor retreat to share with extended family and friends. The house forms a courtyard to the south that captures the sun and blocks the wind. The courtyard also creates privacy for the outdoor deck, fire pit, and hot tub. The living spaces open out to the courtyard while an interior dining bay tips up to capture views of the Bolinas Lagoon and Marin Hills.

The interior of the house was designed to accommodate the owner’s art collection. The walls are sheet rock, the ceiling cedar, and the floors a wide board oak. The exterior is vertical board cedar with metal windows and doors.


Kim Curtis 

Pop-Up Exhibition of New Paintings by Rim Lee at élu

Kasia Kay Art Projects and élu

cordially invite you to a pop-up exhibition 

of new paintings by Rim Lee

at élu, on view through April 23rd.

Location: élu, 1211 W Webster Ave., Chicago, IL 60614


Opening Reception: April 1st, 6-8pm

Father's Law, Oil in Canvas,72 x 60 in., 2015

Rim Lee (b. 1982) has recently won the 2015 Ox-bow Neiman Fellowship. Since 2008 she has exhibited with Kasia Kay Art Projects multiple times in both solo and group shows, as well as in international art fairs. Since 2009 she has exhibited with Korean Eye, an organisation founded by David Ciclitira to promote Korean contemporary art to an international audience. Lee participated in "Korean Eye: Moon Generation" and "Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary" at the Saatchi Gallery in London, as well as Korean Eye's 2011-2012 exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. In 2010, Lee was nominated for the Perrier-Jouët Award. Her work has been collected worldwide. She is represented by Kasia Kay Art Projects in Chicago, USA. 

élu by Cristina Nicoletti is a multi-channel retail artisanal luxury goods company. It offers unique brands, all "artisanal" in nature, all in the luxury goods category, and all produced in limited quantities. The atmosphere and concept of élu boutiques is focus on handmade, unique, timeless yet modern objects of beautyhttp://elubycn.com/