Catherine Edelman Gallery

Catherine Edelman Gallery
1637 West Chicago Avenue,
312-266-2350

Catherine Edelman Gallery opened in 1987 quickly establishing itself as one of the leading galleries in the Midwest devoted exclusively to the art of photography. From its inception, the goal of the gallery was to exhibit prominent contemporary photographers alongside new & young talent, showcasing a broad range of subject matter and photographic techniques. Debuting with the Ballad of Sexual Dependency by Nan Goldin, CEG has shown everything from street photography (Susan Meiselas, Sebastiao Salgado, James Nachtwey) to fashion photography (Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston) to traditional landscape images (Michael Kenna, Lynn Geesaman) to social-conscious work (Richard Misrach, Jeffrey Wolin, Terry Evans, Allen Ginsberg) to images created as a springboard for story-telling (Joel-Peter Witkin, Elizabeth Ernst, Dan Estabrook) etc.

Working closely with magazine editors and book publishers, Catherine Edelman Gallery co-published Written in Memory: Portraits of the Holocaust, photographs by Jeffrey Wolin, in association with Chronicle Books; Pressure, photographs by Joe Ziolkowski, in association with Pohlmann Press; What Were You Thinking, celebrating the 15 year anniversary of the gallery, in association with Paper Mirror Press. The gallery is currently working with Nazraeli Press to publish a monograph on the work of Michelle Keim, a young Chicago photographer.

Catherine Edelman is an active member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers and the Chicago Art Dealers Association. She chairs the ethics committee and serves on the board for both organizations.


Recent News

Catherine Edelman Gallery Presents 'What is Home?' Opening September 11, 2020

What is Home?Catherine Edelman Gallery is excited to open the Fall season with What is Home? featuring work by Keliy Anderson-Staley, Omar Imam and Rubén Martín de Lucas.The Webster dictionary defines home as “one's place of resid…

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Catherine Edelman Gallery Opens Two Exhibitions July 10

Catherine Edelman Gallery opens with two exhibitions:“Photography & _____”our first artist collaborative exhibition+Michael Koerner“Hibakusha: A tribute to the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings”The shows open July 10…

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Catherine Edelman Gallery Reopens Wednesday, June 3!

CEG is excited to let you know that we will be open to the public for regular hours, starting Wednesday, June 3. Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and all visitors are required to wear a face mask to enter the gallery. Hand sanitizer wil…

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Catherine Edelman Gallery Happenings - May 25, 2020

Week at a Glance:The Viewing RoomDaniel Beltrá: Tuesday, May 26 Work From Home: Inside the artist's studioRobert ParkeHarrison: Saturday, May 30Stay up to date at CEG News!In case you missed last week:The Viewing Room:Terry EvansWork From…

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Catherine Edelman Gallery Happenings - May 18, 2020

Week at a Glance Work from Home: Inside the artist's studioBettina Von Zwehl: Saturday, May 23 We have extended our current exhibition, Daniel Beltrá: The Amazon, through July 2, and invite everyone to view the work on our web…

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Week at a Glance April 27 - May 3

Click here to view the Week at a Glance April 27 - May 3

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Earth Week at CEG

The 50-year anniversary of Earth Day, a global celebration supporting environmental protection. Now, more than ever, our environment is at risk, as carbon gasses and other pollutants erode the planet. Climate change is real, but we still have time to…

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30th Annual Art Miami 2019

In its 30th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries. …

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Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio At Catherine Edelman Gallery

After more than 31 years in River North, Catherine Edelman Gallery is relocating to 1637 W. Chicago Ave., in the growing West Town gallery district. The newly renovated building gives CEG a bi-level space, occupying the ground floor and lower level, …

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Michael Koerner: My DNA opens November 2, 2018

Catherine Edelman Gallery Presents "Michael Koerner: My Dna" As It's Final Show In River North, Before Moving To West Town We are thrilled to end the 2018-year with work by newly discovered artist Michael Koerner, whose tintypes have stunned the…

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Join us for Expo Chicago 2018

Please join us September 27 - 30, 2018 for Expo Chicago at Chicago's historic Navy Pier in the Festival Hall. Opening the fall art season every September, Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, has established th…

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28th Annual Art Miami 2017

In its 28th edition, Art Miami remains as one of the nation's leading international contemporary and modern art fairs, showcasing an array of iconic and exemplary works for more than 140 international galleries from over 22 countries. The VIP Preview…

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The Photography Show Presented by AIPAD 2017

Please join us for The Photography Show presented by AIPAD at Pier 94. One of the world's most prestigious annual photography events, The Photography Show is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium, offering a…

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Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary 2017

The fair will make its debut at West Palm Beach City's Tent Site and cater to both seasoned and new art collectors who are looking to experience the best of what the global contemporary and modern art market has to offer. The VIP Preview will take pl…

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Exhibition - Serge Najjar: A Closer Look at the Ordinary

We are excited to present A Closer Look at the Ordinary, the first solo exhibition in the USA by Beirut born photographer Serge Najjar.From New York to Beijing, countless strangers dash across city streets in a constant state of frenzy, rushing to th…

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Robert And Shana Parkeharrison Return To Catherine Edelman Gallery For Their Fifth Exhibition

Much has been written about Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, the husband and wife duo who met as students in New Mexico. She was studying dance and metalsmithing, while he was focused on photography. Within a few years of graduating, they gained ins…

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Exhibition - Ice/Green Lands By Daniel Beltrá

Catherine Edelman Gallery is pleased to present Ice/Green Lands, our second exhibition by Spanish born photographer Daniel Beltrá. Renowned aerial and conservation photographer Daniel Beltrá has seen his share of the effects of global warming. For …

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Arno Rafael Minkkinen Exhibit at Catherine Edelman Gallery

In the age of selfies and doctored photographs, the work of Arno Rafael Minkkinen seems to be from another era. The seventy-year-old Finnish-American photographer has been making self-portraits for more than 40 years, and is more relevant today than …

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Exhibition - Floriane de Lassée: How Much Can You Carry?

From the roads of Ethiopia to the Himalayan Mountain passes, drivers race past men, women and children carrying heavy loads atop their heads, often staring, waving or simply avoiding them. In 2012, Floriane de Lassée decided to stop her car on a roa…

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Ysabel Lemay Debuts at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Her First Solo Show in Chicago

Catherine Edelman Gallery is pleased to present Wonders, the first Chicago show for Canadian born Ysabel LeMay.Ever since the invention of the camera, there are few subjects that attract photographers more than the landscape. Whether photographing fr…

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Identify Exhibit Opens at Catherine Edelman Gallery

Concerns about identity have risen to the forefront, as more and more people worry about privacy in the age of the Internet. Additionally, more and more people are constricted by racial and sexual classifications that no longer accommodate an evolvin…

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Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco 2014

Please join us for Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco, Art Miami’s new International Contemporary and Modern Art Fair on the West Coast. Centrally located between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the fair is proud to present 75 highly respected in…

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Exhibition - Sandro Miller

Catherine Edelman Gallery is pleased to present the debut of Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, a new photographic collaboration between Chicago photographer Sandro Miller and actor John Malkovich.At the age of sixteen, …

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Gregory Scott Opens The Fall Season With New Video Works

Catherine Edelman Gallery is pleased to present new mixed-media video works by Gregory Scott, in his second solo exhibition at the gallery. “Gregory Scott: In Still Motion”.Gregory Scott has always blurred the lines between painting and photograp…

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Exhibition - Elizabeth Ernst - Mirror Mirror

Elizabeth Ernst is fourteen months younger than her brother David, who was born in 1948 with cerebral palsy. As a way of protecting David, her parents did not let them play outside, confining their playground to the house. It was in her childhood hom…

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Jeffrey Wolin - Pigeon Hill: Then and Now Exhibition

Indiana Photographer Gives Housing Project Tenants A Voice 20 Years LaterJeffrey Wolin, known for his photographs which incorporate text, returns to Chicago with a solo show, Pigeon Hill: Then & Now.For more than 25 years, Jeffrey Wolin has combi…

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Exhibition - Gustavo Lacerda

Over the course of history, various groups of people have been taunted or shunned because of birth defects or genetic abnormalities. One such group is albinos, who are born with a melanin defect, resulting in the loss of pigment in the skin, eyes and…

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Exhibition - Gustavo Lacerda Makes His Chicago Debut With Albinos

Over the course of history, various groups of people have been taunted or shunned because of birth defects or genetic abnormalities. One such group is albinos, who are born with a melanin defect, resulting in the loss of pigment in the skin, eyes and…

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Join us for Expo Chicago 2013

Please join us September 19 - 22, 2013 for Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, at Navy Pier, Festival Hall. The Vernissage Opening Night Benefit, for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, takes place on Thursd…

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Exhibition: Julie Blackmon

We are pleased to present Homegrown, our third exhibition of work by Julie Blackmon, whose images of her children, nieces, nephews and friends, have transfixed the art world. Blackmon, herself the oldest of nine children, balances her role as a mothe…

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Ten-Year Anniversary of The Chicago Project at Catherine Edelman Gallery

We are proud to present The Chicago Project V: Selections from our Online Gallery, our bi-annual summer exhibition selected from participants in our online gallery. Artists in the ten-year anniversary exhibition are Clarissa Bonet, Eddee Daniel, Juan…

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AIPAD Photography Show

Please join us for the AIPAD Photography Show. The Opening Night Gala Benefit will take place on Wednesday, April 3. The AIPAD Photography Show New York is one of the world’s most important annual photography events and will feature more than 7…

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Belgium Photographer Frieke Janssens Brings Smoking Kids To Chicago

Catherine Edelman Gallery is pleased to present Smoking Kids, a project by Belgium photographer Frieke Janssens, which the gallery recently premiered at Art Miami in December. For decades society was accustomed to seeing people smoke cigarettes in ad…

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Show - Art Wynwood 2013

Art Wynwood 2013 will feature 70 international galleries featuring emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature will be the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism …

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Holly Roberts Returns To Chicago

Holly Roberts returns to Chicago for her fourth exhibition at Catherine Edelman Gallery. Holly Roberts: As the Crow Flies.Since the late 1800s, artists have used paint to embellish photographs, adding rosy cheeks to a formal portrait or painting the …

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25 Year Anniversary Exhibition - What I Was Thinking?

Chicago, IL -- To mark 25 years, Catherine Edelman Gallery presents, What I Was Thinking, a salon-style exhibition featuring more than 100 images by more than 75 pho­tographers, including work from the first exhibition, "The Ballad of Sexual De…

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Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2012

Please join us the week for Texas Contemporary Art Fair. The Texas Contemporary Preview benefiting the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston will take place on Thursday, October 18. We are excited to showcase the works of Keliy Anderson-Staley, Daniel Bel…

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Expo Chicago 2012

Please join us the week for Expo Chicago. The Vernissage Opening Night Benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago takes place on Wednesday, September 19. We are excited to showcase the works of Keliy Anderson-Staley, Daniel Beltrá, John Cyr,…

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Catherine Edelman Gallery Marks 25 Years In Business With A Salon Style Show

Catherine Edelman Gallery is pleased to present What I Was Thinking, in celebration of our 25 Year Anniversary. For the 15 year anniversary, CEG published, What Were You Thinking, a catalog featuring one photograph by each participating artist, accom…

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Terry Evans Opens The Gallery Season With A Mini Retrospective

For more than thirty years, Chicago based photographer Terry Evans has focused her lens on the Midwest prairie, photographing both the people and the landscape. Overview presents 22 photographs from numerous bodies of work, all of which has garnered …

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