The Exhibition Project


The Exhibition Project grew out of an exhibition committee at the Chicago Photography Center, formed in April 2013. The original members built upon the mission of the committee to establish an independent curatorial collective with the purpose of challenging and pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium.



Christian Arrecis was born and raised in Chicago. He received his MFA from Northern Illinois University in 2008. He has taught at various institutions including Illinois Central College and Kishwaukee College as well as the Discovery Center in Chicago. He has exhibited his artwork throughout the Midwest.


Lisa Janes is a Chicago-based artist, curator, educator and freelance photographer. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, she settled in the midwest after spending several years in the Pacific Northwest and Boston. She holds a BA from the University of Puget Sound and is a graduate of the professional photography program at the New England School of Photography. She is the owner and director of Alibi Fine Art, a gallery dedicated exclusively to photography, located in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago.


Jennifer Murray received an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2001.  She is an Instructor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.  She was Director of A+D Gallery, a contemporary art and design gallery at Columbia College, for eleven years before pursuing full-time teaching.  Her photographic work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout Chicago and the Midwest.


Tommy J Reyes is a Chicago-based artist who received his MFA in Mass Communication and Media Arts from Southern IL University, Carbondale.  He is currently the Art Director and owner of Gallery 19 in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago.  Before opening his gallery, Tommy taught photography at the University of New Mexico, prior to that he was assistant curator at Las Manos Gallery in Chicago.