ARTIST: 18andCounting


ARTIST 18andCounting
TITLE Oneliner Kaleidescope

ABOUT 18andCounting

St. Louis polymath [artist] works under the alias [artist alias] and has built himself as a staple in his city’s creative community for nearly two decades. As an experimental musician, vinyl DJ, visual artist and educator he commonly works in collaborative, communal and improvised settings. Visually, his works are socio-reflective pop art pieces that use an ever-evolving lexicon of characters, graphic abstractions, and text. Sonically, he brings modular hardware into immersive live experiences, mutating ideas of hip-hop and electronic music into visions both grim and wholly life-affirming.

In 2009, he earned his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2012, he co-founded Blank Space, a creative hub and community space on Cherokee St. In 2013, he became the Regional Arts Commission’s first “Artists Count” Fellow. In 2018, he served as the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’ first ever DJ-in-residence. From 2019-2023, he developed and full-time taught Kairos Academies Middle School’s Visual Arts program. And in 2021, he became the first awardee of an STL Art Place Initiative home. Chisholm has exhibited at Laumeier Sculpture Park, City Museum, The Hyde Park Art Center, Paint Louis, Hoffman-LaChance Contemporary, and many other museums, galleries, venues, festivals, and DIY spaces.