Coleman Branch hosts an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month art exhibit in May featuring artist Jenny Lam.
About the Artist
Jenny Lam is a self-taught artist, independent curator and writer. She was born in Chicago to immigrants from Hong Kong, and she graduated from Columbia University in New York City. Her website, Artists on the Lam, was named “Best Visual Arts Blog” in the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago issue, and her show, I CAN DO THAT, was named audience choice for “Best Art Exhibit” in the 20th anniversary edition of NewCity’s Best of Chicago issue. Her ongoing large-scale interactive public art and mapping project, Dreams of a City, was exhibited in the Chicago Cultural Center, and an original story of hers exploring Asian American identity was published in New Frontiers, a graphic novel anthology. She has written for Time Out Chicago and Sixty Inches From Center, conducted Visiting Artist Workshops at the Chicago Children’s Museum, curated at such spaces as the Zhou B Art Center, and guest judged at such galleries as Line Dot Editions and Water Street Studios. With her photography, all shot on her phone, she strives to share her love of her family, culture and people.