About the Book
The Midwest Collage Society exhibition titled “Off Balance-Balance”, Curated by Robin Monique Rios, This exhibit explores the concept of balance and imbalance from both an individual and universal perspective. Collage and mixed media artists examine the origins of imbalance, its effect on themselves, society, and its remedy. Often it is the creative act itself which grounds the artist and restores balance. Opening Reception was : Friday May 17, 2013 in the Main Gallery of the Zhou B Art Center.
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