Jacqueline Surdell

Jacqueline Surdell



A little about me


I am an interdisciplinary artist and former collegiate athlete. My practice draws from an ideology of rigorous discipline and directed stamina defining my athletic career as a lens for translation, interpretation, and abstraction of the contemporary body. Through sculpture, performance, video, photography, and installation, my work examines the friction between wide-reaching cultural and socio-political narratives defined and complicated by intimate personal histories or encounters.

My work has been shown at South Bend Museum of Art, Chicago Artist Coalition, Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Union League Club, Chicago; Lithium Gallery, Chicago; Sullivan Galleries, Chicago;Cleve Carney Art Gallery, Glen Ellyn; Boardwalk Gallery, Los Angeles; Weingart Gallery, Los Angeles; and Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal. I was awarded residencies at Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL, Acre Projects, Steuben, Wisconsin, and I am currently a Hatch Projects Artist in Residence at Chicago Artists Coalition. I earned my BFA with cum laude honors from Occidental College and my MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I live and and work in Chicago, IL. Learn more.



Featured Work


Body Work

Familial endurance

Shuddering Turns to Sobbing

Human Measurements

Dear William Leonard Pereira

Diplomat With/Without Track Suit

Coaches Award: An All Relative Color Field

How High is Too High?


You're a hack



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