Kavi Gupta and Jessica Moss: Arbiters of Art

Chicago Magazine, Jack McGann.

Chicago Magazine


The city’s top gallerists and museum curators showcase new looks for the new fashion season.


Kavi Gupta and Jessica Moss


Gupta, the son of Indian immigrants, opened the first of two West Loop locations of his namesake gallery in 2000. Moss, his wife since 2008 and a former curator at the Smart Museum of Art, serves as the gallery’s head of exhibitions. The couple, who showcase contemporary artists at a dozen or so shows a year here and at fairs around the world, are credited with building a posthumous international following for Chicago imagist painter Roger Brown. They put a priority on diverse and underrepresented talent, from established names like Mickalene Thomas to up-and-comers such as Devan Shimoyama.


On Moss: Valentino silk blouse, $2,200, Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave. Valentino wool and silk trousers, $1,695, Ikram, 15 E. Huron St. Gucci patent leather pumps, $175 for four-day rental, Janet Mandell, 900 N. Michigan Ave.

On Gupta: Homme Plissé Issey Miyake pleated polyester zip hoodie, $440, and trousers, $340. Woven leather sneakers, $125, Marc Nolan, 169 N. Sangamon St.


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