Alumna Builds a Bridge Between Fine Art and Comics
On December 11 the Chicago Tribune profiled alumna Lilli Carré (BFA 2006) in a giant, full-page feature on the front cover of its Arts & Entertainment section. Carré’s illustrations have been published in Slate, the New Yorker, and Time Out Chicago. Her work is currently featured in two Chicago exhibitions: Where’d I Leave the Thing Itself at Roots & Culture and Epic Something at the Hyde Park Art Center. “Though Carré came to Chicago a decade ago to study sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—she said she went through a John Cage phase—she gravitated to the animation program,” says arts writer Christopher Borrelli. “Four years later, her first book Tales of Woodsman Pete, a striking combination of Monty Python-esque drollery and Chris Ware-ish antiquity, was published by Top Shelf Comics. A year after graduating from SAIC, her short How She Slept at Night screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.” Epic Something runs through January 5; Where’d I Leave the Thing Itself runs through February 24.