Created and Sold by Jonathan Gitelson

Jonathan Gitelson
Art & Wall Decor by Jonathan Gitelson seen at Armitage, Chicago (CTA), Chicago - Chicago El Stories

Chicago El Stories

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“Chicago El Stories" (glass photographic tiles; 2008) is artist Jonathan Gitelson’s mural for the Armitage Brown Line subway station in Chicago.

The piece showcases shared and personal histories of Chicago as related to the artist by Chicagoans and Brown Line passengers. Central to the glass mural is a collection of forty-five photographic images, determined by the artist’s own research, which function as dual portraits of the city and of the memories of its residents.

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Jonathan Gitelson

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Jonathan Gitelson (Born 1975) is originally from Mount Kisco, NY and currently resides in Brattleboro, Vermont. He is an Associate Professor of Art at Keene State College in NH and works in a variety of mediums that include photography, artist books, video, installation, web-based projects and public art.

Jonathan’s work has been exhibited at institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Europe with highlights being MASS MoCA, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Galerie f5,6 in Munich. His artwork is in the permanent collection of numerous institutions that include the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art New York.