Art After Work: Malik Purvis

Thursday, March 16, 2023
5–6:30 p.m. central
756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642

Art After Work: Malik Purvis

Join Intuit for Art After Work, a free series of facilitated art-making workshops inspired by outsider and self-taught art and artists from the museum’s collections and exhibitions. This month, Intuit Fellow, artist and educator Malik Purvis will facilitate a workshop informed by their artistic practice, which is partly inspired by Swiss artist Adolf Wölfli. In the in-person workshop, participants will experiment with three methods (sketches, collages and paintings) to create abstract landscapes.

Materials at Intuit

  • Canvases
  • Paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors / X-Acto knives

Art After Work is for everyone, including beginners and people who say they “are not artists.” We can all be artists! It is a guided workshop, and instruction will begin at 5 p.m. in the museum’s performance space.

Please contact Lindsey Wurz at with questions related to accessibility accommodations.

Art After Work is free to join! To show your support to Intuit, please consider the pay-what-you-can option when you complete your reservation. Your contributions help ensure the sustainability of our public programs and support guest lecturers and teachings artists.

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Participants must follow the museum’s health and safety procedures. Intuit is closely monitoring COVID-19 guidelines established by local, state and federal authorities and will promptly share information that affects the event.

Art After Work is funded in part by the Alphawood Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Charitable Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donations from Intuit members and supporters.

Meet Malik Purvis

Malik John-Marc Purvis is a painter and educator from Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood educated at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA) and University of Illinois (dual BFA and minor in art history). As an advocate of equitable arts education and a fourth-generation artist, they have worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Krannert Art Museum and SkyArt as both an educator and intern. In addition, Malik has worked with Chicago Public Schools as a substitute teacher for nearly four years. With both an academic and artistic appreciation for the arts, they seek to actively engage the greater public with the museum’s collection of outsider and self-taught art and promote diverse voices through their educational endeavors.