Staff

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.

Sheridan Tucker Anderson, Assistant Director

Sheridan Tucker Anderson is Assistant Director of Gallery 400. She has held research and curatorial positions at the Museum of Contemporary Photography and The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at University of Chicago. Most recently, she curated In Their Own Form at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, which explored the myriad ways blackness might hope to exist without the imposition of oppression, racism and stereotypes, as mediated through Afrofuturist themes. She holds a BA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a MA in Art History from the University of Chicago.

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.

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.

Nguyen Huynh Bao Tran, Communications Intern

Tran Nguyen is a sophomore at UIC and double majoring in Communication Studies and English. She is currently an active blogger of UIC Radio. Most of Tran's works on her blog cover women's oppression in film and entertainment industry, Asian representation in America, and international news. She worked as a volunteer for the charity project held place in Tanzania, East Africa. Tran has a deep interest in raising society awareness toward women's inequality in developing countries.

Roxy Kweon, Curatorial Intern

Roxy Kweon is a sophomore at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). She is currently seeking for a BFA in Studio with a thesis in Visual Critical Studies. Most of her works are sculptures and installations. Her interests are mainly on social issues.

Shuying Zhang, Curatorial Intern

Shuying Zhang is a senior student in SAIC’s BFA program. She’s currently focusing on arts and administration. She’s interested in how the art industry works, how various art institutions speak differently to their audience. and how their programming differs. She worked as studio assistant in MANA Contemporary and Archive Intern in Gallery 400.  She is now working as the Curatorial Intern for Gallery 400.