Sabrina Raaf

Emerging Fields, 2002

Sabrina Raaf is a Chicago-based artist working in both experimental sculptural media and photography. She is a producer of creative machines and machines that independently make art when cross-pollinated with human interaction. Raaf’s work has been shown widely in the U.S. and abroad, including shows at Larimore Project in Seattle, Wendy Cooper Gallery in Chicago, Kunsthaus Graz in Austria, the Museum Tinguely in Basel, and the International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), among others. She has been reviewed in Modern Painter, Art in America, Contemporary Magazine, Gizmodo, the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Leonardo Magazine (MIT Press), and The Washington Post. Raaf received an MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999 and is an assistant professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Awards and Accomplishments

2008: Raaf is an Individual Artist Award Nominee from the Richard H. Dreihaus Foundation

2005: Raaf receives an International Art Award from Bridge Magazine

2005: Raaf receives an Illinois Art Council Fellowship Grant

2004: Raaf receives International Digital Art Award