Gallery Talk

June 03, 2020

At the show Three Across, with the artist Roni Packer, curator Orit Bulgaru, and painter Shai Azoulay. Join us on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. for a conversation ranging from painting, color, space, material, and what lies between.

Three Across- solo show at Almacén Gallery

May 13, 2020

Almacén Gallery is happy to invite you to our new solo exhibition Three Across by Roni Packer. In Packer’s work, the paint and the color are never equal, but, “are always in negotiations”. Lacking figuration, the color becomes the main actor, operating as sculptural raw material. Curated by Orit Bulgaru, the show will be open to the public starting May 14th

opening hours: Thursday - 11:00-6:00, Friday and Saturday 11:00-2:00 or by appointment -

Studio Lunch project, Mana Contumperery website

April 14, 2020

My favorite moment in the studio arrives around 11:45am; I stop everything, take my lunch box out of my backpack, look for the nearest microwave, and sit down to eat—not before I make sure that my studio door is well closed. 

In Flux: Chicago Artists and Immigration

February 13, 2020

First presented by 6018 North in spring 2019, under the title 'Living Architecture,' In Flux is a large-scale, multidisciplinary exhibition that highlights the influence and impact of immigrant artists on Chicago. The exhibition responds to the current political climate to highlight how Chicago was built with immigrant labor, particularly in the arts, and is continuously shaped today by exemplary immigrant artists.  

Curated by Tricia Van Eck, Director

Closing reception for Consider Pink (and Others' Great Yellows)

December 08, 2019

Please join us at BASEMENT on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 2 PM to 5 PM for the closing of Roni Packer's "Consider Pink (and Others' Great Yellows).
Enjoy a final opportunity to take in the interaction between site-specific works by Roni Packer and her curated selections from the Scott J. Hunter collection.

BASEMENT is located at 836 W Cullerton St, with access through the doorway in the alleyway off Peoria St.

Living Architecture at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts

November 01, 2019

October 30 - January 4, 2020

curated by Tricia Van Eck with Nathan Abhalter Smith and Lora Fosberg


Conversation with Scott J Hunter for Mana Editorial

October 13, 2019

Discussing the show  Consider Pink (and Others' Great Yellows), art collecting, pink, yellow, and other great colors

Barely Fair

September 20, 2019

LVL3 is proud to be participating in the first year of BARELY FAIR with works by Chicago-based artists Roni Packer, Susan Pasowicz, and Soo Shin. BARELY FAIR is a miniature art fair hosted by Julius Caesar Gallery. The fair presents a tiny peek inside the programming of twenty-four local and international contemporary art galleries, project spaces, and curatorial projects during “Art Week” in Chicago. Included spaces will exhibit works in 1:12 scale booths built to mimic the design of a standard fair. 

LVL3 will be exhibiting

COMP Magazine interview

January 01, 2020

Question and Answer

September 14, 2019

LVL3 is proud to present Question and Answer a two-person exhibition featuring Lyndon Barrois Jr. and Roni Packer. Barrois Jr. prompts conversation through didactic compositions of printer matter and peripheral materials. Packer searches for a generative material presence by making connections with form and color. If Barrois Jr. creates relationships through differences, Packer’s work may manifest as the similarities. Opening reception Saturday, September 14, 6 PM – 10 PM

Consider Pink (and Others' Great Yellows)

August 25, 2019

Featuring site specific works made for the exhibition by Roni Packer, in conjunction with selected works from the collection of Scott J. Hunter, curated by Packer. Please join us for the opening of the inaugural exhibition at BASEMENT, a new project space, Roni Packer’s Consider Pink (and Others’ Great Yellows), from noon to 5 PM on Sunday August 25, 2019.

Coning - Aspect/Ratio

July 12, 2019

WHIT FORRESTER & RONI PACKER Friday, July 12 – Saturday, August 17, 2019 Opening reception: Friday, July 12th 5:00-8:00 pm

Slow Read at Circle Contemporary

January 01, 2020

Curated by Disparate Minds co-founders Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz , Slow Read is a diverse selection of recent works that represent ongoing pursuits of material manipulation and process, while remaining tethered to narrative, memory, or the spiritual.  Opening reception - Friday, June 7, 2019, at 5 PM – 8 PM, on view through  July 19. 


May 25, 2019

LVL3 and Tusk are happy to present LtdWear4, a group exhibition and a fashion collection presenting one-of-a-kind wearables by over 35 artists. Gallery display on view through June 9th.
Opening Reception - Saturday 25 May 2019, 6-10pm

NewCity Breakout Artists 2019

April 25, 2019

Review - Chicago Artist Writers “P.S. My Favorite Color is Green” at Slow

January 01, 2020

LVL3 interview

March 19, 2019

P.S. My Favorite Color is Green at Slow Gallery

March 09, 2019

Solo show  

March 9 - April 6, 2019

Opening Saturday, March 9, 2019,  6 - 9 PM



Two Spreads/ Micheal Lopez & Roni Packer at Compound Yellow

February 09, 2019

February 2, 3-6 pm: Please join us for the opening spread.

February 23, 3-6 pm: Please join us for the closing spread.


Typically known as object makers, Lopez and Packer choose to explore new mediums as a supplement to those they are most comfortable using in the studio opting instead to explore the mutual connections in which their friendship is grounded: a love of eating and a love of creating.

Inspired by the relationships between food and art, two of the artists’ great loves, Two Spreads  highlights their passion for color and form.

Scout & Birdie

January 10, 2019

Yellow is Mine (Not My Yellow) at Scout & Birdie 

Vouage Chicago interview

Local Comfort at LVL3

September 22, 2018

Ground Floor 2018

September 15, 2018

Hyde Park Art Center is proud to announce the return of Ground Floor, the fifth iteration of the biennial exhibition that features artwork by some of Chicago’s most promising emergent talent.  Nominated by members of the arts community and selected by the Art Center’s Exhibitions Committee, the selected artists are 2017 and 2018 graduates from Chicago’s top-ranked Master of Fine Art programs.

Opening reception at Hyde Park Art Center -Saturday, September 15th, 3:00-5:00 pm. 

The New Printmaker Collection

September 10, 2018

Spudnik Press Cooperative and the Chicago Artists Coalition are thrilled to announce the second year of their project “The New Printmakers Collection: A Collaboration between Spudnik Prints Cooperative and the Chicago Artists Coalition.” The program is designed to offer collectors a portfolio of prints by three artists on the rise. The artists invited to participate are new to printmaking, and all are former residents of CAC’s BOLT or HATCH programs. This year’s artists include Benjamin Larose (BOLT 2017-18), Caroline Liu (HATCH 2017-18), and Roni Packer (BOLT 2017-18).

Pre-Sale ends September 26.

Living Architecture: Labor Day Opening Celebration

September 03, 2018

Living Architecture is a large-scale, multidisciplinary exhibition that responds to the current political climate and highlights how Chicago was built with immigrant labor. Co-curated by Teresa Silva and Tricia Van Eck with Nathan Smith the show includes over 50 amazing Chicago artists and will be up until December 2018 at the house on 6018 North Kenmore, a Chicago landmark that today houses the 6018 North gallery. 

New American Paintings #135

Working Studios  for Living Architecture

July 16, 2018

6018 NORTH – July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27 from 7-9 PM


July 20, 2018

A group exhibition, ASPECT/ RATIO, Chicago, IL

July 20 - August 25


opening Friday, July 20th 5:00-8:00​

Reinterpreting Religion: Performance and Artist Talk

July 08, 2018

Chicago-based artists of Reinterpreting Religion—Yvette Mayorga, Roni Packer, and Rhonda Wheatley—will participate in a discussion about their artistic practices and will read excerpts from the newly released exhibition catalog that highlight their perspectives on contemporary religion. This discussion will be moderated by curator, Lauren Leving. 

Lakshmi Ramgopal: Maali Performance (1:30pm); Reinterpreting Religion Artist Talk and Catalog Release (2:00pm)

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

This gallery talk is free and open to the public but reservations are encouraged.

In conjunction with the exhibition, join five of the nine participating artists — Nelly AgassiDianna FridMatthew GirsonRoni Packer, and Rana Siegel — as they talk about their current work and new projects. 

June 1, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Opening Reception: June 1, 2018, 6pm

Curated by Lauren Leving

Reinterpreting Religion is a group exhibition featuring seven artists from the U.S., the U.K., and Italy including: Giulia Bianchi (Milan, IT), Alexandria Eregbu (Chicago), Sarah Maple (Sussex, UK), Yvette Mayorga (Chicago), Roni Packer (Chicago), Lakshmi Ramgopal (Chicago), and Kristine Stolakis (San Francisco). These artists employ photography, installation, painting, sculpture, and video to examine the nuances of spirituality. Their bodies of work highlight the ways feminism, religion, and perspectives shaped by life experiences coalesce to cultivate individualized systems of belief that move away from stringent guidelines outlined by the conservative structures of worship. Raising questions of ownership in regards to religious practices, the artists in Reinterpreting Religion use their artwork to reclaim power against unjust systems, not just for themselves but also for the subjects depicted in their work and for their audiences.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Sunday, August 12, 2018

Curated by Ionit Behar

Inquiry 01 features new projects by nine accomplished artists — Nelly Agassi, Leslie Baum, Iris Bernblum, Dianna Frid, Matthew Girson, Jesse Malmed, Geof Oppenheimer, Roni Packer, and Rana Siegel — all participants in Spertus Institute’s first Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship. On view with their work will be with objects from the Spertus collection selected by the artists.

The Fellowship program is co-directed by Spertus Institute’s Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ionit Behar and curator, writer, and educator Ruslana Lichtzier.

Exhibition Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 23 | 5:30-8:00 pm


Gallery Talk
Sunday, June 10 | 3:00 pm 
Artists Nelly Agassi, Dianna Frid,
Matthew Girson, Roni Packer, and Rana Siegel discuss their work.


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