Friday, April 6 -- 2pm - 3pm -- Bally's, Skyview 2


Critical Theory Reading List will be lead by the artist Jaclyn Jacunski, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Director of Civic Engagement. Suggested readings for this group will focus on contemporary issues such as social practice, the artist as activist, social justice, and how printmaking plays a role. In advance of the conference, the Jaclyn establish a Facebook Group Page, INK Critical Reading List, to promote common readings and discussions for session participants. At the conference, the group will discuss how these readings can be incorporated into a one's printmaking practice. If you are interested in participating in the group, please, send an email request to Jaclyn at


Jaclyn Jacunski ( is a Chicago-based artist and cultural worker. Her works takes on various formats from printmaking, installation, and sculpture using themes of community and its boundaries. Her artwork draws from protests and acts of resistance in local communities and how one discovers a more equitable life. She has M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and a B.F. A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she also studied Women’s Studies. There she was active in movements that addressed gender violence and environmental racism. She has taught at SAIC and Harrington College of Design. She was also an assistant to the master printers at Tandem Press in Madison, WI along with artists/professors Joan Livingstone and Mary Jane Jacob. Jaclyn was a 2015/2016 Chicago Artist Coalition Bolt resident and she currently works at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at the Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration as the Director of Civic Engagement where she promotes artist led research and civic engaged practices.