July 15, 2019

Mother and Child Vol. II

Colossal is proud to partner with Sugarlift to curate and host an art show to support families on the US-Mexico border. The one-night-only gallery exhibition will be hosted at 198 Allen Street in New York, New York. 100% of proceeds from sales will be donated to nonprofits that aid and advocate for families and children impacted by the border crisis. All proceeds from the sale of artworks donated by this outstanding group of contributing artists will be split between Kids in Need of DefenseThe Young Center, and The Florence Project. Last year’s event raised nearly $10,000 and we look forward to increasing our support this year. For those unable to attend in person, work will be available in the Mother & Child web shop.

Participating artists include Faith 47, Collin van der Sluijs, Icy & Sot, Seth Globepainter, Ali Cavanaugh, Pixel Pancho, Guno Park, Kristin Texeira, London Kaye, Shana Levenson, Tiffany Bozic, Axel Void, David de la Mano, Jess X. Snow, Klone, Anna Park, Dina Brodsky, Nicolas V Sanchez, Mark Powell, and dozens more.

See remaining available works at!

July 15, 2019
6-9 pm
198 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002

Previous Events

November 16 – January 19, 2019

Chain Reaction: Posters About Bikes

As part of a unique collaboration with the Design Museum of Chicago, Colossal asked some of our favorite poster makers, illustrators, designers, and artists from around the world to make prints featuring bicycles. The international exhibition is in conjunction with the museum’s winter show, Keep Moving: Designing Chicago’s Bicycle Culture.

Participating artists include Arna Miller, Alex Senna, Ovadia Benishu, Lisa Congdon, Fran Labuschagne, Jay Ryan, Eleni Debo, Mara Piccione, Janice Chang, Vance Lump, Lydia Fu, JW and Melissa Buchanan, Brent Couchman, Mart Aire, Daniel Jamie Williams, and Rafael Esquer.

Prints will be available for purchase at Design Museum Chicago’s Block 37 location, and online in the Colossal Shop starting November 16. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Blackstone Bicycle Works. If you’re in Chicago, join us for a special opening night event on Friday, November 16th from 6-8pm! The opening night party is free and open to the public. You can RSVP on Facebook.

Design Museum of Chicago

Block 37
108 North State Street, 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60602

May 26 – September 3, 2018

Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art @ Exploratorium

Colossal is thrilled to announce the summer show, Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, a museum dedicated to science, art and human perception. Led by our founder and editor-in-chief Christopher Jobson, Colossal has worked closely with the Exploratorium team to curate the museum’s summer 2018 exhibition. Inflatable brings together artists from around the world who work in the mediums of textiles, technology, and air.

The Exploratorium is a unique public learning laboratory with a mission to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide. Centrally located on San Francisco’s waterfront Embarcadero, the Exploratorium is filled with hundreds of explore-for-yourself exhibits. These interactive stations will be on view alongside Inflatable. We’re also developing public programming and family-friendly evening events specifically for the summer show—stay tuned! Inflatable opens on May 26 and is open through September 3, 2018. Find out more and plan your visit on the Exploratorium website.

Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111

October-December, 2017

The Colossal Shop @ The Chicago Design Market

The Colossal Shop is open as a pop-up shop for a limited time at the new Chicago Design Market in partnership with the Chicago Design Museum at Block 37.

Visit us:

Tuesdays – Saturdays from 11 am to 7 pm

Now through December 23rd

Block 37
108 North State Street, 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Book Signing & Workshop with Tiffanie Turner

September 26, 2017

Paper Flower Workshop and Book Signing with Tiffanie Turner

Colossal is thrilled to welcome San Francisco-based paper flower artist Tiffanie Turner for a day of workshops in celebration of Tiffanie’s new book, The Fine Art of Paper Flowers: A Guide to Making Beautiful and Lifelike Botanicals.

Join Tiffanie for Secrets of the Cosmos or Double Bomb Peonies, in which you’ll receive your own copy of The Fine Art of Paper Flowers, learn the secrets of paper flower artistry, and make your very own blossom.

Single workshop tickets include a copy of Tiffanie’s book; a discounted double workshop ticket includes both workshops and one copy of the book. Can’t make the workshop? The meet-and-greet and book signing, from 1:30-2:30pm is free and open to the public. Copies of Tiffanie’s book will be available for purchase.

Tickets and more information available in the Colossal Shop. Seating is extremely limited.

The Colossal Shop
4636 Ravenswood, Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60640

July 29, 2017 / 8:30-9:30pm

Track Shorts with Lost Arts

In collaboration with our friends at Lost Arts, Colossal is hosting an open-air screening of short films on Chicago’s Goose Island. Echoing Lost Arts’ role as a laboratory and workshop for creatives working with their hands, Colossal brings together a collection of stop-motion short films that celebrate the physical labor of bringing stories to life on screen. This hour-long program features over a dozen films by animators from around the world spanning 30 seconds to 10 minutes. Including shorts by PES, Kirsten Lepore, Laura Stewart, Timothy Reckart, Gemma Green-Hope, and many others. Tickets are just $5. Limited seating. Indoor accommodations will be made in case of inclement weather.

Lost Arts

1001 N. Branch Street
Chicago, IL 60642