Jaclyn Jacunski is a printmaker, sculptor, organizer, writer, and teacher whose art considers the productive engagement of vacant spaces, gentrified neighbors, and contested landscapes. Her works questions what is present in the land and what has been left behind for communities. The materials from lots, found objects, news articles are used to create new objects that work to be critical of the operations of power and property. Her sources stem from small acts of resistance in public spaces and are strongly influenced by handmade objects and printmaking's populist ethic. Jaclyn is Chicago-based artist earning her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and B.F. A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has written for the magazine ArtInPrint and was recently highlighted in Chicago Artists Month. She currently works at SAIC's Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration and has also taught there along with Harrington College of Design. She has exhibited at Hyde Park Art Center, Harold Washington College and Columbia College's Center for Book and Paper Arts and A + D Gallery. She was an artist-in-residence at Spudnik Press and the Director of the Chicago Printer’s Guild.
Learn more about Jaclyn Jacunski’s solo BOLT exhibition Start Together.