New Guest Blogger: Jamilee Polson Lacy, Independent Curator


Our huge thanks goes to previous guest blogger Dmitry Samarov for his lovely series of posts over the past two weeks. You can keep up with Dmitry’s latest artworks and writings by visiting his website here, and read the latest pieces from Hack by visiting the book’s website. Dmitry’s Tumblr is also filled with images of Chicago, old and new.

Next up we have Jamilee Polson Lacy, an independent curator who, like Dmitry, is also based in Chicago. During her stint as blogger-in-residence, Polson Lacy  will write a series of posts that, as she tells us, “show how words and images intrinsically relate to one another, both operating in a representative or narrative capacity and continuously fueling the semiotic fire. I would even go so far as to argue that they operate interchangeably—especially in visual art and literature.”

Jamilee Polson Lacy founded and currently directs the Twelve Galleries Project, a transitory, collaborative exhibition experiment. Her independent curatorial projects focus on the visions, colors, histories and ideas shared between authors and artists, while her writing searches for what is lost and gained between text, image and object. She has engaged in solo and collaborative projects with numerous Chicago creatives and institutions, including A+D Gallery at Columbia College Chicago, The Black Visual Archive, Chicago Artists’ Coalition & Hatch Projects, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Quite Strong and Swimming Pool Project Space, among others. Lacy holds two undergraduate degrees in studio arts and art history and a Masters of Comparative Literature and Arts from Northwestern University.

Welcome, Jamilee!