Lauren Weinberg describes Catherine Edelman’s (MFA 1987) 25-year career in Chicago, announcing her gallery’s salon-style anniversary exhibition.
Lauren Weinberg describes Catherine Edelman’s (MFA 1987) 25-year career in Chicago, announcing her gallery’s salon-style anniversary exhibition.
November 25

Time Out Chicago Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Alumna’s Prolific Gallery

Time Out Chicago highlights SAIC alumna Catherine Edelman (MFA 1987) in “Camera High” published in the magazine’s November 1 edition.  Writer Lauren Weinberg notes that during her final semester in SAIC’s Master of Fine Arts Photography program, Edelman underwent surgery that left her blind in one eye. Unable to pursue a career in photography, Edelman decided to open a contemporary photography gallery—Catherine Edelman Gallery—initially planning to close it after five years and apply for museum job. Encouraged by her mentor, Robert Sobieszek, Edelman decided to keep her business. The gallery is now celebrating the it’s 25th anniversary with the salon-style exhibition What Was I Thinking?The show features more than 100 photographs from 75 artists exhibited throughout the gallery’s history. Known for displaying politically charged work, Edelman has come to appreciate the autonomy of gallery ownership. “We have lost a client or two along the way,” she says, “but my name’s on the door, so it allows me to take a stance.”