Instagram: @champagnecari

Chicago, IL


My practice grapples with the violence exerted by 24/7 media culture on the individual psyche. I have been exploring human-dog hybrids as avatars uniquely suited to our ever-fracturing reality. Bred and molded for permanent innocence and dependency, dogs function both as extensions of their owners’ identities and as trophies used to signify status and wealth. As the mandates of capitalism continue to reshape human behavior, we inevitably begin to grow more like our fetish objects: caught in endless cycles of projection and codependency, never seen as ends in ourselves.


2019  Master of fine Arts in Painting & Drawing, School of the Art.Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016  Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting & Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015  Academic Figure painting & Portrait Painting Workshops, Florence Academy of Art, Jersey City, NJ

2014  BA in Spanish Literature, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL


2019  They have yet to be named by their dogs, YGLY Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016  Tacky Palazzo, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL


2019   Homesick Remedy, Jaw Gallery, Kuga-gun, Yamaguchi, Japan

           KIOSK, Scott Reeder booth at Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL

           Pane in the Ass, Jaw Gallery, Chicago, IL

           Clotheshorse, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

           The Turf, Research House for Asian Art, Chicago, IL

           DIY Biennial, Z1 Gallery, Chicago, IL

           With a Capital P curated by Jose Lerma, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

           SAIC MFA show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

           GIFC, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

           Without Batten, Without Skin, Baby Blue Gallery, Chicago, IL

           Pick Me Up, 062 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018   Some Compendium of Media, MacLean Center, Chicago, IL

           Amuse Bouche, Congruent Space, Chicago, IL

           What was Painting? curated by Laura Owens, Club Nutz, Chicago, IL

2017   Rise from the Rubble, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL

           Strong Women, AMFM, Chicago, IL

2016  Behind Closed Doors, Soho House, Chicago, IL

           5x5 Gallery Review, Fulton Market Kitchen, Chicago, IL

           Post-Baccalaureate 2016 Salon, Maclean Center, Chicago, IL

           You’re so pretty, Y:OU Salon, Chicago, IL

2015   Indelicate, Locallective, Chicago, IL

           Slanted Canvas Project, Genesis Art Supply, Chicago, IL

          “What’s a Man’s Paris?”, General Public Collective, Indianapolis, IN


2019  Saatchi Rising Stars Report: Class of 2019

           Artist of the Week, LVL3 Gallery

2018  Interview with Caroline Jacobson, This Moment Here Podcast

2016  Featured Artist, The IN Magazine Issue #3


2016  Gallery Residency, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

           5x5 Artist Residency, Fulton Market Kitchen, Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                                   


2017  Teachers Assistant, Painting Practices with Noah Rorem, SAIC

2018  Teachers Assistant, Painting Materials & Techniques with Josh Dihle, SAIC

          Teachers Assistant, Core Practices with Claire Ashley, SAIC