Chicago, IL— Artadia is delighted to announce that Dan Gunn is the winner of the 2013 Artadia / EXPO Chicago Award. Gunn will receive an unrestricted $2,500 cash award for his presentation at Monique Meloche Gallery’s booth at EXPO Chicago.  Juror Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver walked through the fair, to determine the award winner from a pool of 95 Chicago-based artists whose work was exhibited at EXPO. Said Burnett Abrams, “Dan Gunn explores the tropes and props of staging in a playful and yet conceptually rigorous way that considers the difference between fact and fiction. He is a painter who uses neither paint nor canvas, but with freshness and exuberance, his work asks us to rethink the core ideas of painting, including color and illusionism.”