Lilli Carré (BFA 2006)—currently featured in two Chicago exhibitions—shines on the front cover of the Chicago Tribune’s arts section.
Lilli Carré (BFA 2006)—currently featured in two Chicago exhibitions—shines on the front cover of the Chicago Tribune’s arts section.
January 4

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.