Anke Loh

Winter Show Guest Juror.
Assistant Professor, Fashion Designer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Winter Show 2011: January 28th - May 14

Please join us on January 28th 6p for the opening celebration of the Winter Show 2011.

Winter Show PostCard

Honorable Mentions:
Click here to view work.

Alison Balcanoff
Diana McNish
Tim Kowalczyk
Rita Grendze
Peter Kenar
Jenna Goerringer

We are also pleased to announce that audio brographies are available for free download as well as two players in the gallery for visitors to incorporate into their visit. For a full sensory experience: click here.


Best of Show Artists will be announced during the January 28th 2011 7pm Opening.
Also in th 2nd floor Gallery Water Street Studios will be hosting a Winter Student Show (Middle and High School Students)


Water Street Studios is honored to have Anke Loh as our Guest Juror for our 2010 Winter Show. Out of the many artists who submitted for the show, the jury panel selects Honorable Mentions Artists and one Best of Show.

  • Best of Show artists will be awarded: Free two week Solo Show in Water Street Studios 2nd floor gallery, valued at $200.
  • Honorable Mention artists will be awarded: Announcement on Water Street Studios website, submitted artwork images on Anniversary Postcards, and Honorable Mention Acknowledgment Name Tag in the gallery.



A little about: Anke Loh

You can view work made by Anke Loh here:

Work taken from her Afghan Spring/Summer 2011 Collection


Loh studied fashion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, earning a BFA in 1998 and an MFA in 1999. Her fashion design and art have been shown internationally, including FW 2010 at Antwerp Showroom NY, Urban Identities at Carnival Supermarket Chicago in 2009, Aloft: Fearless Fashion at Chicago's and Miami's Luminaire® in 2007 and 2009, and Dressing Light at Chicago's UBS Tower and the Chicago Cultural Center in 2006, which drew international media coverage. An installation in the Liebfrauen Church, Münster, Germany; at Gallery Simone Gaubatz in Paris; Museu Tèxtill de la Indumentària in Barcelona; and the Musée d'Art & Industrie in Saint-Etienne, France. The Anke Loh collection has been presented in runway shows at the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Osaka Collection Show in Japan; and Mode 2001 Landed in Antwerp. Loh designs costumes for theatre and dance companies, including Rosas / Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in Brussels. In addition, Loh was honored as a Laureate at the Festival International des Arts et de la Mode in Hyères, France.


Artist's Bio:
Anke Loh's creative pursuits compel her to examine differences between peoples and cultures, landscapes, streetscapes, sights, and sounds. She works to discover the extraordinary in the seemingly mundane facets and materials that weave the fabric of everyday life in a given culture. Her work explores how these cultures are defined by their pace, and by the idiosyncratic behaviors and perspectives of their people. Loh's recent Dressing Light project evolved as a series of responses to the physical and cultural differences she found between Chicago and Antwerp, where she resided for over a decade before joining the SAIC faculty.