Jam Lovell began her studies at Illinois State University in Normal, IL where she received her BS in Painting in 2014. She went on to received her MA degree at Eastern Illinois University in 2015. She has exhibited throughout Central Illinois, Chicago, St. Louis, and the Midwest. Her work has been included in publications such as Expose Art Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine, Blue Room Magazine, and was recently featured on Season 6 of Expressions on PBS. In 2017 she was a resident at the Art Farm in Marquette, NE. Currently, Lovell is a third year MFA candidate in Sculpture at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She is the Graduate assistant for the Visiting Artist Program, the foundry technician, instructor for beginning sculpture, and President of Critical Forum: C-4. She also serves on the Graduate and Professional Student Council and the Fine Arts Activity Fee Committee.
My work is an exploration of my relationships with others. I internalize different situations and interactions with others in order to put them back out in to the world in a reimagined way. Each piece is inspired by my poetry, which allows the sculptures to stand as a visual representation of the written work. I utilize the strength, weight, and permanence of cast iron to comment on the resilience of the relationships paired with hand knit material to connote comfort, safety, and familiarity in the pieces.
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