biography

Jessamyn Lovell (b. 1977, Syracuse, NY) is a visual artist working with photography, video, and surveillance as tools to document her own life experiences making connections between class and personal identity. Holding a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA from California College of the Arts Lovell lives in Albuquerque, NM where she is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Art Department at the University of New Mexico. Lovell’s work has been exhibited nationally, and she is the recipient of several awards, including the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the CENTER Excellence in Teaching Award. Lovell has received international recognition for her most recent work "Dear Erin Hart,” for which she found, followed and photographed her identity thief and she is currently working towards getting her private investigator’s license as a conceptual art piece.