State of the Art
State of the Art (SOTA) provides an Art Subscription Service that brings art curatorial services clients of both public and private spaces that produces a platform for emerging art enthusiasts to encounter local art. The subscription is typically one year, in which we rotate out the art every quarter. Rotating the art creates an environment of inspiration for employees and clients alike.
SOTA Pop Up Gallery is a showcase that brings fine art to an accessible level and features a diverse group of artists, collectives, and galleries, hosted by Geodesic Designs. Shows are held occasionally as “pop-up” gallery events to provide opportunities for local, regional, and national artists to exhibit and sell their works.
We are currently based out of 3052 W. Carroll in Chicago.
Keith Skogstrom of Geodesic Designs – Founder/Partner of State of the Art
Keith Skogstrom is the Founder & Partner of SOTA. He is an artist, skilled craftsman, and all-around good guy who lives, works, and plays in Chicago. Keith graduated in 2008 from Ohio University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting, and has been working as an artist in Chicago for the past seven years. Keith’s keen eye for design accompanied by his ability to construct functional pieces of artwork and furniture has led to Geodesic Designs, a platform where art meets design in collaborative ways. While much of Keith’s work is displayed throughout the city, you will most likely find him in his at-home studio, The Sandbox, scheming his next creative endeavor. Check out his website and follow him:
Michelle Graves of Agitator Gallery – Partner/Director of State of the Art
Michelle Graves is the Director & Partner of State of the Art. She has been immersed in the Chicago art community since 2004 and is the current Chair of Agitator Co-operative Gallery in the up-and-coming art scene neighborhood of West Town. She has a BFA in Photography from Indiana University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media from Columbia College Chicago. Graves’ personal art practice consists of scientific research, writing and the use of a variety of mediums including acrylic, ink, laser cut paper, video and installation. Her favorite past-times are organizing anything and bench coaching the Chicago Outfit Roller Derby team. gravesmichelle.com