We are a group of Chicago area artists that stand for progressive values that advance humanity and protect the environment. Our intention is to use our art to witness, communicate, and advocate on issues of social justice.

 

To view our work, click on Artists for Action Chicago.

 

One of our projects is called "Pre-Existing," a series shares the faces and stories of those with pre-existing conditions. Pre-existing conditions are not just a black and white list of what healthcare plans would rather not cover. They are the conditions of your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. There continues to be harmful rhetoric that "people who lead good lives" don't have pre-existing conditions. In reality, pre-existing conditions come in all shapes and sizes. Many are born with them through hereditary conditions. Many, including several in our series, are diagnosed as children. We put this series together as we believe that those with PEC have a right to affordable health care. We thank those that have graciously shared their stories with us. This is an ongoing project. If you are in the Chicago area, have a PEC, and would like to be a part of this project, please send an e-mail to Michael Kreuser/Nelson Armour at artistsforactionchicago@gmail.com.