Caroline Jacobson grapples with the violence exerted by 24/7 media culture on the individual psyche. She explores human-dog hybrids as avatars uniquely suited to our ever-fracturing reality. Bred and molded for permanent innocence and dependency, dog’s function both as extensions of their owners’ identities and as trophies used to signify status and wealth. As the mandates of capitalism continue to reshape human behavior, we inevitably begin to grow more like our fetish objects: caught in endless cycles of projection and codependency, never seen as ends in ourselves.
Master of fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 2016.
BA in Spanish Literature, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL. 2014.
Gallery Residency, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
5x5 Artist Residency, Fulton Market Kitchen, Chicago, IL.
Slanted Canvas Project, Genesis Art Supply, Chicago, IL
Tacky Palazzo, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Clotheshorse, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
The Turf, Research House for Asian Art, Chicago, IL
DIY Biennial, Z1 Gallery, Chicago, IL
With a Capital P, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
SAIC MFA show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
GIFC, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Without Batten, Without Skin, Baby Blue Gallery, Chicago, IL
Pick Me Up, 062 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Some Compendium of Media, MacLean Center, Chicago, IL
Amuse Bouche, Congruent Space, Chicago, IL
What was Painting?, Club Nutz, Chicago, IL
Rise from the Rubble, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL
Strong Women, AMFM, Chicago, IL
Behind Closed Doors, Soho House, Chicago, IL
5x5 Gallery Review, Fulton Market Kitchen, Chicago, IL
Post-Baccalaureate 2016 Salon, Maclean Center, Chicago, IL
You’re so pretty, Y:OU Salon, Chicago, IL
Indelicate, Locallective, Chicago, IL
“What’s a Man’s Paris?”, General Public Collective, Indianapolis, IN