Dubhe Carreño Gallery
Gallery was established in 2004 in the Pilsen neighborhood of
Since its inception the gallery’s primary focus has been to present
contemporary ceramics that illustrate the diversity of concepts being
explored by emerging and mid-career ceramic artists, and to reflect the
ongoing development and interdisciplinary participation within the field.
Dubhe Carreño Gallery is known as the prime platform in Chicago for
presenting contemporary ceramics by international
Dubhe Carreño Gallery artists are represented in major public and private collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Arts and Design--NYC, the National Museum of Women in Arts, the Everson Museum, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Macon County Museum of Art, Arizona State University Art Museum, the Fuller Craft Museum, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, DeCordova Museum and the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Arts, International Ceramics Museum among others.
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“On the Southside is another young endeavor, breaking ground in a focused and specialized direction. Dubhe Carreno and her eponymous gallery present gorgeous, seductive, well-considered ceramic sculptures. What makes Carreno’s bright Pilsen gallery the success it is is her passion, her enthusiasm for splendid objects, her eye and her understanding of the art. Lots of galleries exhibit excellent art. Few galleries become an artform unto themselves. Dubhe Carreno Gallery is just that – a work of art – a consummate experience, the same way a walk in the woods is more than looking at a tree.”
Paul Klein-The Art Letter
“The overview of Barbara Hashimoto’s sculpture, installation and performance, at Dubhe Carreño Gallery, gives an experience of a sort you don’t expect from a young commercial space.”
Alan G. Artner—The Chicago Tribune
“Their tabula rasa quality lets the viewer imagine expectancy; their open necks imply the presence of what might fill them. With shapely contours that invite us to consider their contents and inner architecture, pots cannot help take on psychological dimensions. Such was the charm at ‘Overture: Three Young Voices,’ at Dubhe Carreño Gallery last summer.”
Margaret Hawkins—American Craft Magazine