Jacqueline Surdell, b. 1993, was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. In 2015 she received her BFA from Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA.
Growing up in a family of artists and athletes Jacqueline Surdell spent her early years between the court and the studio. These close familial memories and experiences influence her complex psychological terrain between body, making, sanctuary and spirit. As such, Surdell’s multi-dimensional tapestries, videos, performances, found-object sculptures, and installations consider familial lore, craft, repetition, and sport through personal and abstracted lenses.
Image: Untitled: The Low Lands (a loved one), 2019, Medium: braided cotton cord, curl bar, pink cast (right hand), gold chain, meat hooks, enamel, nylon, spray paint, charm, Dimensions: 96"x48"