CURATOR | CREATIVE DIRECTOR
KIMBERLY J. SOENEN
For 25 years Soenen has worked for major news, policy and media arts organizations as a producer, writer, business development director and communications strategist. Her expertise and vision have increased revenue and reach for journalism and media organizations, impacted policy and influenced legislation.
Soenen's track record of high level business development, communications and creative direction includes noteworthy high profile successes at Pulitzer, Oscar, Emmy, Ellie, World Press and Peabody Award winning companies including Harper's Magazine, National Public Radio, Kartemquin Films, Chicago Tribune and VII Photo Agency.
Soenen is a sought after educator, writer and consultant. She teaches ethics in journalism, media literacy and visual communication. She has been published across policy, thought leadership, culture and news magazines.
She resides in her hometown of Chicago.
ASSISTANT TO THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Riley Gunderson is a photographer, writer, and artist based out of Chicago and New York. She is currently studying to earn her BFA in Fine Arts with a minor in Art and Design History from Parsons School of Design in New York City. Previously, she worked as a Photography Assistant for Nicole Thomas Photography. Gunderson's work has been featured at Perspectives Gallery and published by Lithium Magazine.
INSTALLATION & DESIGN
A recent graduate of DePaul University, Lowe is a Chicago based writer, editor and poet. She writes for Poems While You Wait, the group that produces original poetry in public places. She is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing and is currently seeking professional writing and teaching opportunities.
LOCAL BUSINESS PARTNERS
Many thanks to our exceptional partners and good friends at the following local businesses:
Andrea Mikenas Freelance Writing and Editing
Amie White Creative
Blue Moon Graphics
CSW Film Systems
Dark Matter Coffee
Intelligentsia Coffee Crew on Randolph
One Step Printing
Two Zero Three Coffee
The Paleta Bar saleswoman on Monroe Harbor
AGENCY PARTNER / FISCAL AGENT