Critical Mass for the Visual Arts

Critical Mass for the Visual Arts is a nonprofit, self-formed visual arts collaborative dedicated to promoting, enhancing and initiating contemporary visual art in the St. Louis region.


5 Questions- Rachel Youn


We’re back! In this episode we chat with Rachel Youn, a winner of the 2020 Great Rivers Biennial Award. Rachel talks about their work, and centering oneself as an artist and human being. Rachel Youn’s solo exhibitions include WILD WILD, Monaco, St. Louis; Pleasantries, Porch House, Fayetteville; and Bounty, Erica Popp Studios + Gallery, St. Louis, in 2019. Their work has been included in group exhibitions at the Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO; Gallery 210, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Oui.Gallery, Central, Hong Kong; Flood Plain, St. Louis; Granite City Art and Design District, Granite City, IL; Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles; Here/There, Portland, OR; Open House, Kansas City, MO; and CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, among others. Youn is a recipient of the Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant and the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. They received a BFA from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis in 2017.

Announcing Creative Stimulus Winners- Yowshien Kuo, Marina Peng, and Janie Stamm!


Critical Mass for the Visual Arts is pleased to announce the winners of the 11th annual Creative Stimulus Award. This year’s selected artists are Yowshien Kuo, Marina Peng and Janie Stamm! Stay tuned in the coming months for interviews with the winners on 5 Questions!