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May Exhibit: JC Rivera

It's Tricky
New Works by JC Rivera
May 15-June 13, 2021

This month we continue a three show run of Chicago-based artists with one of the most prolific and loved muralists our fair city has seen in recent years: JC Rivera!

JC has been getting up on walls all over Chicago and beyond (not to mention canvases, prints, toys and more) with his now iconic character "The Bear Champ" for the last decade, spreading a message of hope and perseverance.

For this new show, JC has created a series of 100% hand-painted skateboard decks...we can't wait!

Works will be available first to members of our previews email list...sign up at to receive an email when works are available — we try to have a preview out a day or two before an exhibit opens.

For those in Chicagoland, the exhibit will be open for viewing and sales beginning Saturday, May 15, 10am-6pm, at 2780 N. Lincoln Ave., however, we are being cautious and will not be holding an opening reception.

It's Tricky continues through June 13th and the gallery is open for viewing at 10am-6pm daily, or view online at

About the Artist

JC Rivera is a Chicago-based artist known for his large-scale murals, paintings, designer toys, and illustrations based on his original character The Bear Champ.

Rivera’s signature character represents the underdog and the drive to keep going no matter how tough the opponent. The Champ is known for his signature phrase “Just roll with the punches” and he lives by that motto! Rivera and his character have been spreading this message around the world for almost a decade!


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