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Art & Art History Lecture: jackie sumell
jackie sumell is a prison abolitionist and multidisciplinary artist inspired most by the lives of
everyday people, at the forefront of the public campaign to end isolation in the United States,
inviting us to imagine a landscape without prisons. She has spent the last 2-decades working directly with incarcerated folx, most notably, her elders Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox. Her work, anchored at the intersection of art, education, permaculture and social practice has been exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has been the recipient of multiple residencies and fellowships including a 2021 Art Matters Fellowship, 2020 Art 4 Justice Fellowship, S.O.U.R.C.E. Fellowship, 2020 Creative Capital Grant, A Blade of Grass Fellowship, MSU’s Critical Race Studies Fellowship, Robert Rauschenberg Artist-as-Activist Fellowship, SorosJustice Fellowship, Eyebeam Project Fellowship and a Schloss Solitude Residency Fellowship. She received a B.S. from the College of Charleston, and M.F.A. from Stanford University. sumell currently resides in New Orleans where she continues to work on Herman's House, Solitary Gardens, The Prisoner’s Apothecary PLUS and other community based projects.

Mar 29, 2022 04:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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