Wave Pool's gallery space is open Wednesday - Saturday from 12-5pm

2018 Exhibitions in our main gallery. There are also often corresponding exhibitions in our Locker Room Gallery

Tracing the Ground
December 2 - January 13  
Includes works that utilize the visual language of maps and the unique iconography of cartography. A map can tell us so much about a place, its inhabitants, and its history that contemporary artists return to this universal language time and time again to tell their own stories.  The show aims to demonstrate the breadth of artistic approaches to map making that artists are currently engaging.

January 20 – February 17
Taking Eunsong Kim’s essay, “Found, Found, Found: Lived, Lived, Lived,” in which the poet investigates cultural appropriation as a starting point to uncover the American tradition of cultural theft, historical and contemporary genocide, and the ways that different cultures carry that tradition of violence through their memory and their loss, Wave Pool Curatorial Resident Abby Mae Friend curated this exhibition, titled after Kim’s words, as a framing of American history, our political and personal relationships to colonialism, and the ways that settler colonialism has affected our personal and collective ability to recall and reconcile, identity, memory, ownership, and power.

Participating artists include  Aalap Bommaraju, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Arthur Brum, Liz Cambron, Damian DineYazhi, Zachary Hutchinson, Merritt Johnson, Eunsong Kim, Oliverio Rodriguez, Isabel Sola, and Caleb Yono.

Midwest Markdowns
February 24 – March 24
Midwest Markdowns, a group show curated by design duo SUBSTUDIO, features the work of nine emerging artists and designers whose practices have been shaped by the unique opportunities afforded by working in the Midwest. At times either marginalized or idolized, the Midwest has provided many artists with a platform for alternate methodologies not accessible in larger coastal cities. The works in Midwest Markdowns represent or introduce these artists process, referencing scale, culture, collaboration, side hustles, and materials that have evolved from place. SUBSTUDIO has brought together this unique group of artists in order to spark conversation and strengthen ties between a growing network of cultural influencers.

March 31 – April 28
In this political moment of post-truth news, there are many uninformed ideas about people living along the U.S./Mexico border that are perpetuated and consumed by both media and politicians alike- and those living these sites are perhaps the most vulnerable to the consequences. Wave Pool Curatorial Resident Harry Sanchez Jr. – himself a boarder artist – will curate work as a response to the current administration, and the ways in which those living along the Mexican border have been specifically targeted.  Paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints as well as live-streamed murals projected onto buildings will be a voice for people who are always spoken of but have little political voice themselves. 

 Chelsea Flowers - Art Space Is Your Space Artists in Residence

SV Randall and Kim Craig - Art Space Is Your Space Artists in Residence

Wave Pool Pool Party
August 11

Social Medium: Photography as a Tool for Community Collaboration
September 15 – November 10
Social Medium exhibits and facilitates projects that create archives of communities that are made collaboratively with the communities they are documenting. Artists have made a place for themselves in the world of social work, being recognized as instigators for community redevelopment and being able to build communication and collaboration in communities through creative means. This exhibition will display the results of several of these collaborative approaches to photography, as well as see a community-based shared photography project to fruition with our own community.  


The Curatorial Residency Program is supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign as well as through an ArtSTART award from the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The 2018 Art Space Is Your Space Artist in Residency program is funded by a grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.

Isabel Sola, "The World is Ours," 2017 acrylic 8x8", for the exhibition 'WITH NO MEMORIES WITH NO TIES NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR'

Isabel Sola, "The World is Ours," 2017 acrylic 8x8", for the exhibition 'WITH NO MEMORIES WITH NO TIES NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR'