James Pepper Kelly is a writer, maker, and arts administrator with a background in English and Studio Art from Wesleyan University. He serves as Executive Director of LATITUDE and Managing Director of Filter Photo. His writing has been featured by ArtSlant, Bad at Sports, and Chicago Artist Writers, where he has also served as a guest editor. In 2014 he received ArtSlant’s Staff Residency in Paris, and he was commissioned by the Hyde Park Art Center to write the catalog essay for the organization’s biennial Ground Floor exhibition. He currently sits on the Hyde Park Art Center’s Exhibition Committee.