Select Works from the Chicago Public School Class of 2022 

In conjunction with CPS All-City Visual Arts, Art on theMART highlights selected CPS seniors’ artwork from across the city in a collaborative exhibition: Select Works from the Chicago Public School Class of 2022. 

Art on theMART—a singular public art platform that operates through a custom projection system that includes 34 projectors installed on the Chicago Riverwalk—has transformed hi-resolution photos of 2D artworks from a range of media (created by CPS seniors) into animated, dynamic projections that fill and move across theMART’s façade, set to music.

We celebrate the CPS seniors whose artworks were chosen to be included in this one-of-a-kind exhibition:

Judith Bolanos
Ombudsman Chicago
Untitled

Tiffany Delgado
Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center
Beaded Ears

Rachel DeVeyra
The Chicago High School for the Arts
Concealment

Jimmilee Kabba
Lakeview High School
My Hair is Gold

Robin Lockhart
Lindblom Math & Science Academy
Day of the Dead

Frida Mejia
Westinghouse College Prep
Wandering Eye

Mia Neiman
Amundsen High School
My Happy Girl

Ethan Rodriguez
Senn High School
Loving Hands

Accompanying the projected artworks is original music created by:

Untitled
Composed, produced, engineered and performed by Liam Lupescu
Nicholas Senn High School

View the Exhibition

Select Works from the Chicago Public School Class of 2022

Visit the in-person exhibit: This exhibit will be shown nightly at 8:30pm and 9:00pm from April 22 – May 4, 2022, projected onto the façade of theMART (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza). The exhibit is best viewed from the Chicago Riverwalk between Wells and Lake St. More details about planning your visit to the exhibition can be found here.

Please join us for the opening event on the Riverwalk at 8:30pm on April 22, 2022.


More about Art on theMART

Art on theMART opened on September 29, 2018 to 32,000 visitors. It was founded as a 30-year partnership with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) as a new, singular public art platform. Art on theMART operates through a custom projection system that includes 34 projectors installed on the Riverwalk, casting over 1 million lumens onto the façade of theMART.

More about CPS All-City Visual Arts (ACVA)

The CPS Department of Arts Education All-City Visual Art (ACVA) Exhibitions have been a long-standing tradition for Chicago Public Schools students and teachers. These exhibitions—including Senior Portfolio and the All-City Elementary and High School Visual Arts Exhibitions—provide a unique opportunity to showcase student achievement in visual and media arts and exhibit student work in highly-visible, public exhibition spaces in Chicago.