Chantala Kommanivanh a Chicago native is a high energy and actively engaged emerging artist. He is both a visual artist and has an active role as one half of the dynamic hip-hop duo called Maintenance Crew with whom he has released 4 full-length albums. The rap music and the visual work have areas of overlap in terms of their meaning and content. His work has been displayed in two solo shows in the Chicago area galleries and has been included in numerous group and invitational exhibition. Chantala has arrived in Milwaukee Fall of 2010 to continue his research in Painting and Drawing. He received his B.A at Northeastern Illinois University and has achieved numerous awards such as the Union League Civic & Arts foundation award and this past years A.O.P Fellowship award.
Chantala Kommanivanh is a candidate for an M.F.A degree at UWM Pecks School of the Arts.