On the eve of the second annual Gallery Weekend Chicago, SAIC alumna Monique Meloche earned a full spread in the Sunday magazine.
On the eve of the second annual Gallery Weekend Chicago, SAIC alumna Monique Meloche earned a full spread in the Sunday magazine.
September 21

Alumna Monique Meloche Talks about Her Career and Gallery Weekend

September 21, 2012—The Chicago Tribune featured a stunning profile on SAIC alumna Monique Meloche (1991–93)—gallerist and founder of upcoming Gallery Weekend Chicago (September 21 to 23)—in its Sunday magazine on September 16. In an interview with style reporter Wendy Donahue, Meloche outlines her career in the Chicago art world, citing formative positions at the MCA, Rhona Hoffman, and Kavi Gupta. Meloche opened her own gallery in 2001, where she continues to support a diverse range of work. “Even though I was opening a commercial gallery,” she explains, “I wanted to be someone who was championing these projects that needed to be fostered.” Among her roster of clients is fellow SAIC alum Rashid Johnson, whom Meloche refers to as her proudest accomplishment. “I've worked with him since Day One when I couldn't even give his work away,” she says.  “Now he lives in New York, but he just celebrated a 10-year survey show at the MCA—the museum where I worked and his hometown museum.”