Rae B Siciliano


2011 •  Florida State University:  BFA Graphic Design

Exhibition History

2020 •   Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) & Imagine Englewood If Juneteenth Print Fundraiser, Chicago IL 

2017  •  Hostel Earphoria, “The Last Refuge” installation, Chicago IL

2016  •  Galerie F ” You Are Beautiful Group Show”, Chicago IL

2016  •  Fulton Street Collective  “Ain’t No Mothership an Exhibition of She”, Chicago IL

2015  •  Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery “Corner Stores- A Co-op Exhibition to Feed the People”, Chicago IL 

2015   •  Exultation, Illustrations for “ The Feminist Tarot Deck”

2015  •  Dojo “Brown Skin Lady Summer Session”, Chicago IL

2014   •  MultiKulti "THE CREATORS-Celebrating National Women's History Month” Chicago, IL

2014  •  Chicago Truborn “The Vinyl Frontier” Chicago, IL 

2013  •  Gallery Cabaret  Solo Show, Chicago, IL 

2011  •  Railroad Square Warehouse, “Free Candy- An Artist Showcase”, Tallahassee, FL

2011  •  Renditions Gallery, “ First Friday- Artist of the Month”, Tallahassee, FL

Curation & Organizing History

2018 - 2021 •  Hostel Zine Library with currently 300+ zines. 

2019  • QUIC Queer Underground Illustrators Chicago- Co Curated for PRIDE event hilighting Queer illustrators. All funds were donated to For The People Artist Collective 

2018 • 'OUR LOVE/ WORK WILL PREVAIL II' - Black & Brown Babes Collective fundraised $3K for Between Friends & Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home) who are dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by domestic violence

2018 •  AMFM Presents: “The First Course” with Black and Brown Babes Collective @ Homan Square Park- Co Created an art, music, vendor maker space,  and community potluck bringing awareness to food deserts

2017 •  ‘OUR LOVE/ WORK WILL PREVAIL’ - music & art show fundraiser hosted by Black & Brown Babes that raised $5K for www.swingleft.org 

2017 •  “Ancestor's Altar: Honoring Our Legacy” consists of submitted photos of family members that were part of an interactive installation. Participants lit candles, incense, and wrote messages to their ancestors on the walls.

2016  •  Connect-the-dots, DEMOCRITIQUE; a two-day event exploring government and politics through a multitude of interactive experiences. Including discussions with Mayoral candidate Amara Eniya

2015-2017 •  Co-Creator of FYC Zine spotlighting  women and multicultural musicians and visual artists within Chicago. There is a collection of artists and writers involved in FYC that have compiled a variety of diverse and talented musicians, featured artists, comics, and upcoming shows in each issue. 

2015-2016  • Connect-the-dots, G:RACE is a two-day event exploring race through a multitude of interactive experiences. Including Q&A with Writer/Director, Justin Simien of the feature film  & show Dear White People

2014-2016  •  Residency at Gallery Cabaret & Q4 Gallery/ MultiKulti where I curated,installed artwork, and hosted monthly themed art showcases featuring 10 artists & 4 bands . Collectively booking over 100 unique artists and 50 bands for this series alone.

2014  •  Threadless,  Paint & Pedal: A Pedicab Art Show,  18 street artists paired off into teams to paint 10 pedicabs for a local business owner. Featured musical performances, raffles items including bikes, and collaborations with Chicago Truborn, Dark Matter Coffee, & BIKE 4 LIFE 

2013  •  Curated & organized artists for a collaborative mural with 14 local street artists including  renowned  artists  JCR “ the Bear Champ”,  Sentrock, Mr. Switch, T-money & Amuse at The Gallery Cabaret, Chicago, IL

Press & Panels & Classes

2023 •   Visiting Artist at Odyssey Teen Camp hosted 10 unique 1 off workshops and 1 5-day intensive class on miniature making in terrariums. 

2019  “Best Music Podcast: What About Chicago”- Podcast Cohost 2017-2019- The Reader 11/7/19 

2017“Entertainment spaces celebrate, embrace LGBTQIA community” - Chicago Tribune 6/22/17

2017 • “More Than A Brunch, The Black And Brown Babes Are A Community” - These Days 9/27/17

2017 •   P.O.W.E.R. Project Panel Discussion at The Comfort Station, Chicago, IL 

2017  •  Zine Making Workshop for Girls Rock! Chicago, Chicago IL 

2016  • Please Unfold: Queer Making: A zine panel discussion at Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at the University of Chicago

Affiliations & Memberships

Black & Brown Babes Collective (co- creator & executive director) 2016- ongoing 

Southside Hackerspace: Chicago  (member/ community out reach deputy) 2023-ongoing

NASA-Funded STEM Program: National Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP) 

(project manager | load & acquisition officer | official videographer) 2023- ongoing 

• ARI (Artists for Radical Imagination) Chicago member 2023- ongoing

 • Hostel Earphoria (art & event coordination) 2014- 2021

 • What About Chicago Podcast- (Named The Chicago Reader's #1 music podcast 2018) (cohost) 2017-2019

Q4 Gallery at MultiKulti  ( art & event coordination)  2013-2017

For Your Consideration Zine (co-creator) 2015-2017

Connect the Dots   (art & Installation Curator / Music AR) 2015-2018

 Girls Rock! Chicago (volunteer & workshop organizer) 2016-2017

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