D.I.Y P.I. Call for Commissions
Jessamyn Lovell is currently accepting commissions from interested parties who wish to receive a personalized dossier, in the form of an artist book, of their own private investigation. These completed dossier-artworks, as well as the process of each investigation, will be considered for inclusion in D.I.Y. P.I., Lovell’s solo art exhibition which will be on view at Central Features Contemporary Art in Fall 2017. Lovell will review each commission and select which cases to pursue. Selected applicants will pay a flat rate fee for Lovell to investigate their case.
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Jessamyn Lovell (b. 1977, Syracuse, NY) is a visual artist working with photography, video, and surveillance as tools to document her own life experiences making connections between class and personal identity. BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology and MFA, California College of the Arts Lovell lives in Albuquerque, NM where she is currently a Lecturer in the Art and Art History Department at the University of New Mexico. Lovell’s work has been exhibited nationally, and she is the recipient of several awards, including the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the CENTER Excellence in Teaching Award. Lovell has received international recognition for her most recent work "Dear Erin Hart,” for which she found, followed and photographed her identity thief.
Exhibition Celebrates Emerging and Mid-Career New Mexico Women Photographers, Art Daily, June 28, 2017
Mysteries of Identity, Alibi, May 11, 2017
Case Open: The Art of Private Investigation, ABQ Free Press, Dec 29, 2016
Taking it Underground, Local Flavor (pg. 40-24), Winter 2016/17