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Buckley and her husband, Christopher Johnson, founded the Chicago Artists' Collective in early 2000. Buckley found spaces and produced shows while Johnson created this website. Together they organized exhibitions. Buckley and Johnson ran it themselves until a 3,000 square foot warehouse was offered them by local Chicago real estate royalty, the Podmajerskys. Buckley and Johnson lived a block away from the space in her favorite Chicago neighborhood, Pilsen.
That was in 2004. CHARCOLL ran back to back shows in Pilsen on Halsted's gallery stretch between 18th and 19th Street. CHARCOLL evolved into a tight collaboration led by Buckley and Johnson with directors Zsofia Otvos, Clara Batton Smith and Melissa Kolbusz. These core artists produced shows that exhibited up to thirty artists and performers at a time, and they continued to work together through 2007.
Buckley moved to Brooklyn in '07 and began showing in Red Hook, a neighborhood doppelganger of Pilsen. On the first of the year moved her studio to the MadArts warehouse a few blocks from her home in South Slope. For more information about Charcoll, visit www.charcoll.com. For for more about Buckley, you can visit her blog at www.lawoffallingbodies.com.