Catherine Edelman


December 1, 2019 marked the 32-year anniversary of Catherine Edelman Gallery, a venue for contemporary fine art photography in Chicago. Since its founding in 1987, the gallery has established itself as one of the leading galleries in the US devoted to the exhibition of prominent living photographers, alongside new & young talent. The gallery showcases a broad range of subject matter, attracting both the seasoned collector and first-time buyer. Recently, CEG moved to a 4400sq ft space, expanding its program to include artists readings and panel discussions, with a larger exhibition space and dedicated video room, as we seek to expand the vocabulary of photography. Our web site provides a wealth of information, including artist talks, interviews with art world professionals, an online only gallery for local talent, and extensive educational material.

In 2018, Catherine Edelman and Anette Skuggedal formed CASE Art Fund, a 501c3 non-profit to raise awareness about children’s human rights through the support and exhibition of photography. We firmly believe every child has the right to an education, regardless of race, class or creed. CASE’s vision is to be at the forefront of presenting photographs that inspire and create a positive impact on social awareness, human rights, and children’s education. Photographic projects will be exhibited in the public arena, including wall-pastings on the side of buildings, public libraries, art fairs, and other cultural venues. CASE works with organizations, both local and international, to help effect change. This commitment is long-term and serves as the backbone for all projects that are funded.

Catherine is an active member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) and is widely respected as a leader, educator and specialist in the field of contemporary photography.