Education: BFA, 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; MFA, 2014, SAIC. Exhibitions: Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago; Inferno Dungeon, Brooklyn, NY; Madison Children's Museum, Madison, WI; Lollapalooza; Chicago. Publications: Confronting the Abject, SAIC Fashion Lookbook 2015, DesignerShare 2017 Fall Look Book. Biblography: The Columbia Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Gallery News, Scapi Magazine, VAM Studio. Awards: Top 20 #VAMInfluencers 2016, VAM Studio; Odyssey Travel Grant; Excellence in Leadership Award, SAIC.
Audra Jacot's work celebrates the empowerment of sexuality, emphasizing on being unapologetic and owning yourself and your desires. She works in multiple mediums, but her main loves are clay and neon. In confronting her own sexuality, she draws inspiration from her Filipina-Mormon upbringing.
Jacot received her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014, through the Art & Technology Studies program. Her work has recently been featured in OpenTV's Emmy-nominated Brown Girls and Full Spectrum Feature's Make Out Party. She was also named one of VAM Magazine's Top 20 Chicago Influencers of 2016.
In 2016, she juried Woman Made Gallery’s One in Herself show, which confronted the traditional and contemporary definitions of the word ‘Virgin.’ 2017 was very busy as it brought about 2 solo shows (including one in Chicago Reader's "Best New Art Gallery," amfm gallery), artwork and a titlecard for Netflix's Easy, work at Lollapalooza and the Soho House, curating an all- neon exhibition, and fashion spreads in DesignerShare's Fall Look Book and Circus Magazine's 2nd issue.
Currently living in Chicago, she continues to show work and curate at both traditional and DIY gallery spaces. She is currently part of The Condo Association art collective, whose mission is to empower and support the creativity and productivity of queer people, people of color, women, and other marginalized communities.
You can catch her work in the web series Kappa Force, as well as Shea Couleé's latest music video, Crème Brûlée, or listen to her interviews in local Chicago podcasts such as Scapi Radio and What About Chicago?
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.