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The Gallery 400 internship program welcomes students and recent graduates who wish to broaden their education and professional experience by working in a university gallery. Under the guidance of gallery staff, interns assist in hands on work that ranges from research projects to office support and from exhibition development to event management.
There are currently no staff positions open at Gallery 400.
Gallery 400’s extensive library is available to artists, students, educators, and members of the community alike. Our library maintains a comprehensive archive of Gallery 400 exhibitions, in addition to exhibition catalogs from other local, national, and international galleries and museums. The library also includes artist publications, art history texts, audiovisual material, and a collection of journals and periodicals featuring more than 30 titles spanning more than 30 years, including Frieze, ArtForum, Art in America, and more.
Gallery 400 accepts exhibition proposals of new or existing work from local, national, and international artists and curators. In addition to exhibitions in the gallery space, Gallery 400 has the capacity to present a number of different projects, including public objects or installations outside of the gallery; events, seminars, or web-based projects; new media, video, and film installations; sound works and radio plays; performance pieces; printed ephemera; and projects of a similar scope.
Launched in 2010, Propeller Fund is administered jointly by Gallery 400 and threewalls, and funded through a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. For 2020, Propeller Fund is adapting its annual project-based re-granting program to now focus on providing short-term financial support to artists who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Open to artists in the *Chicagoland area with a practice grounded in the visual arts, Propeller Impact Fund will distribute $500 unrestricted, one-time grants over four rounds of applications. The $500 grants are disbursed the month following each application deadline. A total amount of $56,000 will be disbursed over the four rounds.
Gallery 400 and the School of Art and Art History invite all current BFA and MFA students at the University of Illinois at Chicago to propose a site-specific work to be showcased in the Art and Design Exhibition Hall Lobby. Winners will receive a $200 honorarium.
Temporary Allegiance is a 25-foot flagpole on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago at 404 South Peoria Street, between Cuppa Hall and the Eisenhower Expressway/UIC-Halsted CTA Blue Line station. It is both an artwork by Philip von Zweck and an opportunity for expression open to all.
artOUT is a student-led group affiliated with Gallery 400, the contemporary art gallery at UIC. artOUT aims to create opportunities that connect UIC students with Gallery 400 and the wider Chicago arts community. Members work alongside Gallery staff and community partners to plan and execute programming while learning about the inner-workings of a unique non-profit art space.
Get a glimpse of what goes on in the classrooms and studios of the College of Architecture and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Blog posts written by UIC faculty and students detail what faculty think is most relevant for young practitioners today and what those young artists, architects, and designers are thinking and making right now.
Standard of Living Reading Room
To supplement Standard of Living: Art and 21st Century Economies and Work, the ongoing series of exhibitions exploring shifts in industry and work in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Gallery 400 has created a reading room in its farthest east gallery space. Stop in to peruse texts, videos, and other resources related to issues of labor, economy, and politics. New materials specifically address themes of the current exhibition, Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse. Be sure to check out our virtual reading room as well!