About the Book
Bustes en Rose: Art and Fashion Against Breast Cancer
30 artists and fashion designers joined together during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Chicago Artists Month (October) to aid the local fight against Breast Cancer.
About Bustes en Rose: Founded by 4 Art Inc. Gallery and Geraldine Rodriguez Photography, Bustes en Rose: Art and Fashion Against Breast Cancer was a month long art and fashion exhibit inspired by victims and survivors of breast cancer. The fundamental goal of Bustes en Rose is to give artists and fashion designers a platform to creatively express how breast cancer affected their lives. Bustes en Rose was part of Chicago Artists Month 2012, the seventeenth annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant visual art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Bustes en Rose exhibition showcased one of a kind bustiers and corsets created by local artists and fashion designers. Each piece was created in both a sculptural and wearable format for example: some of the bustiers and corsets were created out of canvas, stainless steel, carved from wood, covered in Swarovski crystals and many more unique blend of mediums. Our first Annual Bustes En Rose Exhibition, which took place in the heart of the Bridgeport Art District at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, helped to raise funds for the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force.
Robin Monique Rios is a Chicago native and is the founder and director of 4Art Inc Gallery and Co-Curator at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago. Robin graduated with honors from the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago with a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts in Visual Communications in June 2003. While attending the Institute, Robin found her passion in photography. After starting out with a 35mm camera, Robin soon delved into digital mediums. Using Photoshop like a painter uses canvas and a pallet of paint, Robin discovered the outlet through which she could be the most creative. She has since refined her digital imaging skills through the creation of many thought provoking 2D and 3D works. www.robinmoniquerios.com Robin represents a dozen diverse artist and participates in the Zhou B Art Center's 3rd Friday Open Studio's from 6pm-10pm, 1029 W. 35th Street - Chicago 60609 / 773-254-5100