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.

 

Rose Cannon, Community Engagement and Public Programs Graduate Assistant

Rose Cannon is a first-year MA candidate in Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her interests center around arts education access and the power that museums have to unlock agency-building and creative development in marginalized youth. Rose spent the past few years working in early education as a preschool assistant teacher and in arts curriculum development at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in California. Additionally, she has worked in audience engagement at the Oakland Museum of California, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Rose received her B.A. in History of Art and Visual Culture with a minor in Italian Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

 

Erika Mei Chua Holum, Communications Graduate Assistant

Erika Mei Chua Holum is the Communications Graduate Research Assistant for Gallery 400. She is also currently or previously involved in work with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the 2019 Lagos Biennial, the European Cultural Academy, and 32 Degrees East | Ugandan Arts Trust. In 2018, she showcased work and organized programs with South African artist Thania Petersen with support of Fulbright Malaysia. Originally from Houston, Texas, Erika holds a BA from Eureka College and is currently pursing an M.A. in Museum and Exhibitions at University of Illinois Chicago.

 

Andrea Yarbrough, Curatorial Graduate Assistant

Andrea Yarbrough is the Curatorial Graduate Assistant and facilitates relationships between Gallery 400 and artists, curators, and exhibition contributors. Her interest centers around representations of queer black women in arts and cultural institutions and critical museum education. Andrea previously worked in the high school and post-secondary education sector supporting administrators with vision and goal setting as well as developing curriculum for rising college students. She is a first-year in the MA Museum and Exhibition Studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds a BA in English and Africana Studies and an MA in Africana Studies.

 

Nuzhat Arif, Communications Intern

Nuzhat is a recent graduate from the MDes Industrial Design program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Bryn Mawr College, PA. She currently volunteers at the Art Institute of Chicago and has previously worked in user experience research and design. Nuzhat's graduate thesis at UIC was on Designing for the Loss of Desirability of objects through the lens of food waste. She is interested in obtaining a deeper understanding of human behavior and motivations through design.