JACLYN JACUNSKI

FROM HERE
2018
6 feet tall x 50 feet long
Chain Link Cut Pattern of Mirrors
ICA Portland, MA
Part of the exhibition, You Never Know How You Look Through Other Peoples Eyes
Essay by Mary Mattingly

Jaclyn Jacunski is a Chicago based interdisciplinary artist who has been exhibited locally and nationally in museums, public spaces, and galleries. Her work engages the intersections of the aesthetic and the political by using research as a tool to interrogate contested spaces. The interrogation is a search for understanding, engagement, and attention in political controversies that surround land, communities, and acts of resistance. Known for using materials scavenged from building sites, often in gentrifying neighborhoods, Jacunski reveals how neighborhood landscapes become expressions of a lived experience resisting powerful cultural systems such as gentrification, environmental threats, and state violence. Currently, she is the Director of Community Engagement at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) where she works closely with local leaders and residents of the west side neighborhood of North Lawndale to develop art and design programming with the community. Jacunski has an M.F.A. in Printmaking from SAIC and a B.F. A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and has taught at SAIC and Harrington College of Design.

UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Burning Oneself Out,
Randy Alexander Gallery, Chicago

2019 Dream Additions,
Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & ACTIVITY
Excavating History, Project by Rebecca Keller and Claire Arctander, Weinberg Newton Gallery, Chicago

Up like a Sun, Down Like a Pancake.
INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Baltimore, MA

You will Never Know How You Look Through Other People’s Eyes INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART MECA,
Portland, ME

Where Do We Go From Here?
MORAINE VALLEY COLLEGE, Palos Heights, IL

Here, Artist Contribution to Edra Soto’s publication GRAFT
for the exhibition, Out of Easy Reach,,
DEPAUL MUSEUM OF ART, Chicago, IL

Open Engagement Conference-Sustainability,
Presenter Open Platform, QUEENS MUSEUM, NYC

Group Exhibition, Curator Meg Leary,
UNITED STATES ARTISTS, Chicago