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  • Stop Motion Animation

    Just finished a stop-motion animation short a few days ago. Enjoy: Chris & Ian – Prehistoric Academics from Willy Chyr on Vimeo.

  • Chicago Children’s Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and a wedding in Virginia

    Got some good news – in December, I’m going to be a visiting artist at the Chicago Children’s Museum in Navy Pier. I’ll be setting up an installation and holding a couple of workshops at the Artabounds Studio. More info to come! Also, I’ve been chosen as one of seven artists who will be participating…

  • Timelapse Video of Balloon Sculpture in Millennium Park!

    My friend Sarra Jahedi has created an awesome time lapse video of the balluminescence team setting up the balloon sculpture in Millennium Park for Science Chicago’s LabFest! back on August 22. Check it out, and remember to rate/favorite it! Sarra’s a filmmaker who also went to the University of Chicago. She directed a documentary about…

  • National Museum of Mexican Art

    I’ll be exhibiting a balloon sculpture at the National Museum of Mexican Art tonight for a gala/art auction hosted by the Pilsen Together Chamber of Commerce. The event is from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and the Museum is located at 1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL. Free admission. Hope to see you there.

  • LabFest! Photos

    LabFest! was a huge success, and the balloon sculptures were a big hit with the crowd on Friday. Thanks to all the amazing volunteers who helped to make the project come together! More photos from the event can be found on the portfolio page.

  • LabFest! Millennium Park

    I’ll be exhibiting a giant balloon jellyfish sculpture in Millennium Park tomorrow for the finale LabFest! I’ve been working together all week with an awesome team of volunteers building all the balloon sculptures and organizing the activity we’ve planned for the event participants. At 6 am tomorrow, we’ll be shipping everything out to Millennium Park…

  • Chicago Tonight Appearance

    I was featured on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight this evening. Check it out!