LORELEI STEWART, DIRECTOR
Lorelei Stewart, Director of Gallery 400 since 2000, has organized over 40 exhibitions, including the Joyce Award-winning exhibition Edgar Arceneaux: The Alchemy of Comedy … Stupid (2006). In 2002 she initiated the acclaimed At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago series, a commissioning program that encouraged Chicago area artists’ experimental practices. She holds an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, a BA from Smith College, and a BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design.
LI-MING HU, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS MANAGER
Li-Ming Hu is originally from Aotearoa/New Zealand and came to Chicago to undertake an MFA in Studio (Performance) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has an extensive background in communications and public programs, most recently at the NZ Human Rights Commission and the Museum of Transport & Technology (Auckland, NZ). She also currently works as an editorial assistant for Soberscove Press and as an educator for Evanston Art Center. She has shown and performed at a number of spaces throughout Chicago including Compound Yellow, Mana Contemporary, Links Hall and Co-Prosperity Sphere and held residencies at the Wassaic Project and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
ABBY FOSS, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS GRADUATE ASSISTANT
Abby Foss is a Museum and Exhibition Studies M.A. candidate in the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has a B.A. in Arts Management and a B.A. in Art History from the College of Charleston. During her undergraduate years, she previously interned and volunteered with non-profit organizations both in and outside of the arts and is currently working as a tour guide on the side.
RAQUELLE BAÑUELOS, COMMUNICATIONS GRADUATE ASSISTANT
Raquelle Bañuelos holds a B.A. in History and minor in Anthropology from the University of South Florida. She is currently an M.A. candidate in the Museum and Exhibition Studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Raquelle has previously interned for the education department at the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida and has worked as a tour guide at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago. Her current research interests include the relationship between corporate oil sponsorship in British cultural institutions.
RAMSEY HOEY, CURATORIAL GRADUATE ASSISTANT
Ramsey Hoey is an M.A. candidate in the Museum and Exhibition Studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a B.F.A in Studio Art with minors in Art History and Graphic Design. In her graduate studies, she focuses on curatorial practice in Modern and Contemporary women’s painting, performance, and installation. Currently, she is working toward creating a platform promoting community and dialogue for female-identifying people in the arts. Ramsey is also a Gallery Coordinator at the 5th Floor Gallery in Chicago.