Jacqueline Surdell is an interdisciplinary artist and recovering athlete, having participated in competitive sport for over 10 years.
Surdell mobilizes her experiences as an athlete to interrogate coordinated uses of the body. Through performance, video, sculpture, and photography, Surdell questions the boundary between artist and athlete, challenging the internalized and gendered rules that give each meaning.
Surdell received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her BFA, cum laude, from Occidental College in Los Angeles. Surdell has shown internationally including Cleve Carney Art Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL; Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Galerie LeRoyer in Montreal, QC (upcoming). Surdell was juried for the Cleve Carney Art Gallery's ONE: Juried Emerging Artist Exhibit, and selected by curator Miranda Lash to participate in South Bend Museum of Art’s Biennial 29. Surdell is preparing for a solo show at Galerie LeRoyer in 2018.