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Current Exhibition

Breaking (Not) Bad

November 25th, 2022 - January 12th, 2023


The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics is proud to show "Breaking (not) Bad", a juried and invitational exhibition featuring a collection of works by artists who work in “picassiette” up-cycled, repurposed, or non-traditional mosaic materials.

Artists creating works out of broken or repurposed materials is part of a tradition that has been referred to as ‘junk art’, born out of rebellion and the freedom to make art out of almost anything. In the field of contemporary mosaic arts, “picassiette” or the use the up-cycling of broken ware, is a specific form of expression among many practitioners. Although it can be a materially driven art form, the up-cycling of broken ware has more emotional reasoning behind and personal connection with the artist’s choices of shards and objects.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Class Act 2023

January 20, 2023 - March 4, 2023 


The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago is pleased to announce “Class Act 2023” an annual juried exhibition by works of past and present students of The Chicago Mosaic School (2005-present). The exhibition will showcase the diverse works being created by local, national and international artists who have studied at The Chicago Mosaic School during their careers. The exhibition will illustrate the diverse scope of contemporary mosaic art voices and showcase students that have grown as artists through their educational experience(s) at CMS.

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