Jaclyn is a Chicago-based artist and has recently completed the BOLT Residency at the Chicago Artist Coalition. Her works takes on various formats from printmaking, installation, and sculpture that are tied around themes of community and its boundaries. She has M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and B.F. A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and has taught at SAIC and Harrington College of Design. She worked for many years as an assistant to the master printers at Tandem Press in Madison, WI along with local artists/professors Joan Livingstone, Michael Miller, Jeanine Coupe Ryding and Mary Jane Jacob. Her artwork draws from protests and acts of resistance in local communities and how one discovers a more equitable, interesting life. Currently, she thinks about how these things manifest in signs in the landscape, and media, while paying attention to how an individual’s voice is revealed out in the world in relation to mass culture and powerful systems. She currently works at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at the Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration, working to promote artist led research and culture.