Congratulation to Jackson Patterson, he has been chosen by juror Jennifer Murray as Meed1 winner.  Over the course of the year Jackson will be working with Jennifer to create a body of work for a solo exhibition at Gallery19.


About the juror:

We are honored to have Jennifer Murray preside over the 2017-18 Gallery19 Meed1 competition.  Murray is a Chicago-based artist, curator, and educator.  She is the Executive Director of Filter Photo, where she directs the planning of the annual Filter Photo Festival, and oversees programming at Filter Space.  In addition, Murray is a member of Filter’s Exhibition Review Panel, and was the juror for their annual Context 2016 competition.  Murray is a founding member of the curatorial collective, The Exhibition Project, which develops photography-related projects for museum exhibition.  Most recently, she was a juror for Photolucida’s Critical Mass 2016 Top 50, and a contributor to a Rule Breakers essay for Don't Take Pictures magazine.  Murray was awarded grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, in 2015, allowing her to maintain her own active photographic practice.  Murray was Director of Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery at Columbia College, Chicago, for eleven years, where she organized a broad range of exhibitions in art and design.  She is currently an instructor of photography at Loyola University, Chicago, and a frequent lecturer on photography-related subjects.  Murray earned her MFA in photography from the highly regarded Columbia College, Chicago.

Artwork by: Jackson Patterson