About

THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, features in-depth writing on exhibitions, as well as highlight essays, artist profiles, and reviews.

Born out of a need for international art criticism within the city and context of Chicago’s thriving art scene, THE SEEN was founded in 2013 by Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Cristello, and has continued to expand distribution and readership throughout the United States and Europe. With a network of Staff Writers reporting from around the world, THE SEEN features exclusive pieces and new commissions on the best in international contemporary art, which most recently has included special edition inserts that meld the art object and the printed page.

Publishing twice a year in print, in addition to monthly online issues, the free, full-color, 175+ page journal is produced as a 12,000-count run and is available for distribution at multiple public locations throughout the city of Chicago, as well as select national and international distribution.

THE SEEN is published by EXPO CHICAGO.

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Stephanie Cristello
Editor-in-Chief

Gabrielle Welsh
Associate Editor

Ashley Ryann
Graphic Designer | JNL


Hiba Ali
National Contributor

Zachary Cahill
International Contributor

Mary L. Coyne
Chicago Contributor

Alfredo Cramerotti
International Contributor

Luke A. Fidler
National Contributor

Ryan Filchak
Chicago Contributor

Amarie Gipson
Chicago Contributor

Vanessa Gravenor
International Contributor

Noah Hanna
Chicago Contributor

Natalie Hegert
National Contributor

Joel Kuennen
National Contributor

Paige Landesberg
National Contributor

Michelle J. Lanteri
National Contributor

Ruslana Lichtzier
National Contributor

Kat Lukes-Caribeaux
National Contributor

Jordan Martins
Chicago Contributor

Elliott Mickleburgh
National Contributor

Terry R. Myers
National Contributor

Jameson Paige
Chicago Contributor

Caroline Picard
International Contributor

Dr. Kostas Prapoglou
International Contributor

Susan Snodgrass
National Contributor

Ezara Spangl
International Contributor

Patrick Landford Stephensen
Chicago Contributor

Anastasia Karpova Tinari
National Contributor

Gan Uyeda
National Contributor