Filed under: Gallerist at Home | Tags: Carrie Schneider, Chicago, Ellen C. Caldwell, Gallerist at Home, Jason Middlebrook, monique meloche, Rashid Johnson, Rinus Van de Velde, Van de Velde, Wesley Kimler
Hip, stylish, and ever-tasteful, Monique Meloche (the founder, owner, and namesake of monique meloche gallery) and her husband live in a contemporary single family home in Ukranian Village, Chicago. After Meloche and her husband got married and moved into their home, they opened the gallery in that very residence in October of 2000 with an exhibition aptly called “Homewrecker” before opening to the public in 2001.
Rashid Johnson, Thug, 2000, neon and mahogany, 48 x 48 in. Image courtesy of artist and moniquemeloche; Photography by Heidi Norton.
Twelve years later, Meloche is still a tastemaker in the art world and gallery circuit. Meloche also founded Gallery Weekend Chicago, an annual fall art fair that runs from September 21-23rd this year. Having started the gallery in her home, Meloche is a perfect candidate for Gallerist at Home, as she is constantly testing and blurring the lines between personal and private — home and gallery. - Ellen C. Caldwell (more…)