Jacqueline “Jack” Saragoza McGilvray

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I grew up in the Northern California town of Lodi. I earned my MFA in Photography and Integrated Media from Ohio University and my BFA in Photography from Texas State University. In my artistic practice, I discuss issues and themes responding to family and identity using a variety of subjects. Through the revisiting and translating of memories, I reflect on my multiracial and complicated upbringing and the resistance society has to these experiences. My work has been exhibited nationally and I enjoy developing lectures and workshops specific to the context the work is presented in. I currently work as Exhibitions and Programs Manager at Blue Star Contemporary, curating exhibitions and coordinating special projects with artists. Prior to BSC, I worked for various arts organizations with my experience ranging from exhibitions coordinating, to collections archiving and curatorial writing, to teaching undergraduate courses and working with refugee and at-risk youth. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband Shea and baby boy Elza.

Artist Statement

My work is about race, family, relationship, female experience, place, home, biography, and more, through a lens that is earnest, thoughtful, compassionate, critical, and understated.


Photography, Video, Nonfiction


#family, #home, #race, #feminism, #landscape, #portraits



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