Community Art Initiative

Current Exhibit: Robin Monique Rios


Artist Bio

Robin Monique Rios is a Chicago native and is the founder and director of 4Art Space, formally known as 4Art Inc Gallery. Robin graduated with honors from the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, with a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts in Visual Communications in June 2003. While attending the Institute, it fed not only her passion in photography, but awakened her love for all aspects of art. Robin was introduced for the first time to Adobe Photoshop, it was magic to Robin as she quickly realized that she could take her photos to a whole different level. Using Photoshop like a painter uses canvas and a pallet of paint, Robin discovered the outlet through which she could be the most creative. She was soon called “the Digital Painter.”

One of Robin’s most notable body of works has been her “Observation Series” which she has been working on for over a decade: a thought provoking series which has been exhibited in many galleries and museums, solo and group shows. Robin’s work has also been collected nationally and internationally. She has also participated in local shows
including “Art in Antics” at Burger Antics.

Visit to learn more about Robin and her work.



About the Community Arts Initiative

The mission of the Community Arts Initiative is to promote art, stimulate discussion and build community. The initiative was inspired by the local artists’ community who approached the Library with the idea of exhibiting local artists’ works, as is commonplace in public libraries everywhere. 

How to be considered

Artists interested in exhibiting at the Brookfield Public Library are invited to submit an application to Library Director Kimberly Coughran or to Community Arts Initiative Liaison Jason Michael West. Interested applicants should print and complete the Display and Exhibit Application form. Applications should include 3 to 5 high quality jpeg images, an artist bio, and a link to the artist’s website (if applicable). Applications will be accepted throughout the year and will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis. Due to the Library’s limited space, only 2-dimensional art works may be exhibited.  Accepted entries will be exhibited for a period of 8 weeks.

For more information on the Brookfield Public Library, or the new Community Arts Initiative, please contact Library Director Kimberly Coughran at 708-485-6917.


Robin Rios

Artist Robin Monique Rios: 
May - June 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Artist Talk
Friday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m.