Lecture by Jessamyn Lovell

Photography Lecture Series
April 3, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Oakland Campus

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public
More info: Josef jacques, jjacques@cca.edu, 510.594.3718

Jessamyn Lovell (MFA Photography 2001) is an artist and educator currently living in Albuquerque. Originally from Syracuse, her art practice integrates a combination of digital and traditional photography with a variety of other media to examine personal narrative and the imperfections of day-to-day life.

Lovell will discuss her project Dear Erin Hart:

Dear Erin Hart, is an exhibition of photographs that document my pursuit of the woman who committed half a dozen petty crimes in the San Francisco Bay Area using my ID at her multiple citations and arrests.

She obtained my ID after it was stolen from my purse and used it repeatedly to check into hotels, rent cars, among other activities. I was notified of her possession of my ID when she was arrested trying to check into a high-end hotel in San Francisco with a third party credit card and my ID.

I received multiple notices and summons to appear in court to face the charges against my identity that she committed.

Lovell’s photographs have been exhibited nationally, are in numerous public and private collections, and she is the recipient of several awards, including the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the CENTER Excellence in Teaching Award. 

Her work has also gained recognition and support from Light Work, The Richmond Art Center, The Museum of Forward Thinking, and SF Camerawork.

Lovell earned her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and her MFA from California College of the Arts.

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