Jackie Cafarelli is an artist who was born and raised in Chicago, IL.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Art History from Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri.  While attending KCAI she was an intern for the juvenile detention centers in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas, where she had the opportunity to teach art to youths in the facility.  She also participated in over ten exhibitions, produced two commission artworks, and has two sculptures permanently installed in Kansas City, Missouri.  Jackie is fascinated by the cosmic dust, imagination and the qualities that make us human.  These topics are brought to the forefront through Jackie’s work, creating a dialog that does not seek to solve the riddles of the universe, but rather to simply explore these mysteries with an excited fascination.

Artist Statement:

Through investigations linking relationships with people and public spaces, my work explores various ideas about the earth  as well as an individual’s connection with outer space, stardust, and the infinite unknown. The essence of mysticism and the fantastical are  reoccurring themes that  are present in my work, both conceptually and visually. I take pleasure in the playful and poetic qualities of light and shadow and continually strive to give substance to the intangible. Lustrous materials and color are common attributes of my work- I enjoy the emotional and magical sensations that release light, natural and artificial. Through performances I examine my own exploration,  investigating the intangible idea of time and my position on this earth. I am an active collaborator, creating environments utilized to comment on social interactions and aiding in the transformation of public spaces.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Isaac
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 00:50:04

    Hey Jaclyn-

    I could not find your business card, but I found your wordpress. The work on the site looks awesome! I would like to see more of your work. You said you had suggestions of places to check out in Chicago for local artwork. We should get together and talk more about art and grab a drink. I also have the Rocaterrania documentary if you wanted to see it.



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