Carry Me, 2021
22 x 22 in 55.9 x 55.9 cm
Jovan C. Speller is a multidisciplinary artist based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work – visual, textual and performative – interprets historic narratives through contemporary discourse. Her research based practice is centered around elevating, complicating and inventing stories that explore ancestry, identity, and spatial memory – making the intangible tangible and the invisible visible.
She is a recipient of a 2018 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship, a 2018 Next Step Fund Grant, a 2016 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship, and the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize. She recently completed an artist residency at Second Shift Studio Space in St. Paul. Her photographic works and installations have been published and exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions. Her work has been collected in private collections, and at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Jovan holds a BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago, and studied art at Maryland Institute College of Art.