The Gallery: Chris Uphues

The Gallery: Chris Uphues

Sarah Coffey
Jul 10, 2008

Almost ten years ago, I randomly met Chris Uphues at a tiny gallery in Chicago. He gave me a homemade button printed with a smiling heart. I saved the button, and now those same doodles are plastered on everything from Fred Flare's offices (shown above) to silos in a field...

Uphues no longer lives in his hometown of Chicago. He's since moved to Brooklyn, where he continues to make art that he describes as "unabashedly friendly." His work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Bucket Rider Gallery, and on the streets of New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.

my original button heart

For more information, visit his website.

Top Photo: Mural for the Facade of the Fred Flare Offices

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