TUE – SUN 11am – 6pm
2381 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago IL
p: 773 819 9200
Galerie F presents itself to the city of Chicago as the first open-door gallery space. Fully functional six days of the week, all day long, with no appointments required. We seek to contextualize printmaking and street art in the contemporary art scene while promoting local and international artists. Our community, and our city, are essential to our mission.
Come in, browse through our print archives, check out our latest exhibitions, or sign up for screen printing classes. Offering an extensive and affordable collection of gig posters, art posters, and other collectibles for your browsing pleasure.
Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff, Co-Owner of Galerie F
Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff was born in San Francisco but lived most of his life in Paris and London. He attended Central St. Martens for a year before moving to Chicago in September of 2003. He finished his B.F.A. in Printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he also studied photography and video.
Tasseff-Elenkoff is the founder and owner of FugScreens Studios, partner and initiating company behind Galerie F. He now celebrates teaching and making art in Chicago for the past ten years by expanding on his desire to contribute to the artistic community. Tasseff-Elenkoff reaches to further join Chicago with the greater international art community as a reflection of his passions and background. Communicating and collaborating with a variety of printmakers and artists in Chicago and beyond, Zissou sees Galerie F as a unique opportunity to present exciting and varied work to both a local and international audience.
Billy Craven, Co-Owner of Galerie F
Billy Craven is an active practicing artist living in Chicago and working out of FugScreens Studios. His artistic inclinations lean towards fine art and gig posters featuring vintage photography and clippings. Cyclism, skateboarding, and politics are common themes that drive his printmaking aesthetics.
Billy Craven has long interacted with the world of street art and graffiti through his photography. With Craven as co-owner, contemporary street art will play a vital role at Galerie F. Hosting a wide range of international street artists in solo and group shows, Craven wishes to blur the lines of fine and street art with Galerie F as the vehicle.
Allie Whalen, Director of Galerie F
Allie Whalen has lived in Chicago since birth, attending school in the southwest suburbs until moving into city limits to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago. Whalen earned her bachelors degree with honors in art history with a minor in Italian language.
Whalen rounds out Galerie F’s team as managing director. As a street art enthusiast, Whalen has studied and written articles on the growth and development of street and outsider art. Whalen’s keen organizational skills and tech savvy will be put to use expanding and managing Galerie F’s physical space and international online presence.
THE EVOLUTION OF GALERIE F