• Conrad Egyir, Born 1989, Accra, Ghana, lives and works in Detroit, Michigan), Faculty of Faith, 2020.

     oil, acrylic, mounted wood on canvas, oil, acrylic, mounted wood on canvas, 90 x 66 inches,

    Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman, San Francisco.

    Conrad Egyir, Born 1989, Accra, Ghana, lives and works in Detroit, Michigan), Faculty of Faith, 2020.

     oil, acrylic, mounted wood on canvas, oil, acrylic, mounted wood on canvas, 90 x 66 inches,

    Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman, San Francisco.

  • Jonathan Christensen Caballero, (American, born 1988, lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas ), Niño Dorado/ Golden Child, 2020.

    earthenware, secondhand fiber, metal, wood, 27 x 26 x 15 inches.

    Courtesy of the artist. © Jonathan Christensen Caballero.

    Jonathan Christensen Caballero, (American, born 1988, lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas ), Niño Dorado/ Golden Child, 2020.

    earthenware, secondhand fiber, metal, wood, 27 x 26 x 15 inches.

    Courtesy of the artist. © Jonathan Christensen Caballero.

The Regional

Friday, June 3, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

The first major multi-museum survey dedicated to contemporary artists based in the Midwest, The Regional brings together work by 23 artists working across painting, photography, installation, and performance. The artists come from a variety of backgrounds and are based across the region in cities like Detroit, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Madison, Minneapolis, and St. Louis, among others. Celebrating the artistic and cultural complexity of the region, the exhibition provides a platform for a generation of artists who are shaping the current and future discourses of contemporary art and culture.

The Regional is co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition will be accompanied by a digital catalogue and a parallel program of conversations and performances.

Participating artists include:

Hellen Ascoli (b. 1984, Guatemala City, Guatemala; lives and works in Madison, WI)
Lyndon Barrois Jr. (b. 1983, New Orleans, LA; lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA)
Jonathan Christensen Caballero (b. 1988, Salt Lake City, UT; lives and works in Lawrence, KS)
Rachel Cox (b. 1984, Irving, TX; lives and works in Iowa City, IA)
Mara Duvra (b. 1989, Silver Spring, MD; lives and works in Minneapolis, MN)
Conrad Egyir (b.1989, Accra, Ghana; lives and works in Detroit, MI)
Isa Gagarin (b. 1986, Guam; lives and works in Minneapolis, MN)
Rashawn Griffin (b. 1980, Los Angeles; lives and works in Kansas City, MO).
Dan Gunn (b. 1980, Prairie Village, KS; lives and works in Chicago, IL)
Matthew Angelo Harrison (b.1989, Detroit, MI; lives and works in Detroit, MI)
Pao Houa Her (b. 1982, Laos; lives and works in Blaine, MN)
Anissa Lewis (b. 1974, Covington, KY; lives and works in Cincinnati, OH)
Dakota Mace (Diné) (b. 1991, Albuquerque, NM; lives and works in Madison, WI)
Gisela McDaniel (b. 1995, Guam; lives and works in Detroit, MI)
Lorena Molina (b. 1985, San Salvador, El Salvador; lives and works in Cincinnati, OH)
Huong Ngo (b. 1979, Hong Kong; lives and works in Chicago, IL)
Yvonne Osei (b. 1990, Hamburg, Germany; lives and works in St. Louis, MO)
Natalie Petrosky (b. 1989, Akron, OH; lives and works in Cleveland, OH)
Devan Shimoyama (b. 1989, Philadelphia, PA; lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA)
Alice Tippit (b. 1975, Independence, KS; lives and works in Chicago, IL)
Jordan Weber (b. 1984, Des Moines, IA; lives and works in Des Moines, IA)
Margo Wolowiec (b. 1985, Detroit, MI; lives and works in Detroit, MI)
Nikki Woods (b. 1990, Cleveland, OH; lives and works in Cleveland, OH)

Artist Panel: The Regional

To celebrate the opening of The Regional, Kemper Museum hosted an artist panel discussion with Jonathan Christensen Caballero, Rashawn Griffin, and Alice Tippit, moderated by Jade Powers.

Exhibition Programs

Artist Panel and Opening Celebration
Thursday, June 2, 6 p.m. CT | Kemper Museum
FREE | All Ages | Registration required

Join us for a panel discussion with three artists from The Regional: Jonathan Christensen Caballero, Rashawn Griffin, and Alice Tippit. Celebrating the artistic and cultural complexity of the region, the exhibition provides a platform for a generation of artists who are shaping the current and future discourses of contemporary art and culture. 

Register for the in-person program.

Exhibition Sponsors

This exhibition has been generously supported by the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee

Sustaining Sponsor

Ellen and Jamie Copaken

Additional Thanks

Additional financial assistance is provided by generous donors and members, especially: William T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; Bebe & Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; The Family of Mary Beth Smith Docent Program; Christy and Bill Gautreaux; Jack and Karen Holland Visiting Artist Fund; Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation; Bebe and Graham Hunt; Matt Smith & Lindsey Patterson Smith; Jo Ann and William Sullivan; Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Commerce Bank, Trustee; Murphy-Hoffman Company; Jane Voorhees; Thomas and Sally Wood Family Foundation; Stanley J. Bushman and Ann Canfield; Charles M. Helzberg and Sandra Baer; Spencer Fane LLP; Todd and Emily Voth; Copaken Family Fund; JE Dunn Construction; Francis Family Foundation; Kansas City University; Linda Lighton and Lynn Adkins; Catherine Mead; Virginia and James Moffett; Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation; Bradley and Linda Nicholson Foundation; Harry Portman Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; SpecChem; Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; UMB Financial Corporation; Judy O. Kirk/Kirk Foundation; RLS Illumination Fund; The Sosland Foundation

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