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Jacki Apple

Humanities & Sciences


Visual, performance, media artist, writer, producer. Multimedia installation, interdisciplinary performance, photography, audio, radio, video, film, artist's books, conceptual works, exhibited, performed and broadcast internationally. Installations include: The Culture of Disappearance #1-6 1991-2004; Public Art commissions include Little Tokyo Public Library 2005. Radio: "Redefining Democracy in America" series 1991-92; "Voices in the Dark." Performance: "The Garden Planet Revisited," "Palisade," 1987.


M.Ed Syracuse University
B.F.A. Parsons School of Design
M.Ed Studied dance with Rudy Perez, Satoru Shimizaki, and ballet


"Soundings" radio show
Producer/host, KPFK-FM, LA 1982-95
Earjam, annual new music festival
Producer 2000-04
Alternatives in Retrospect: An Historical Overview 1969-1975
Guest Curator, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC 1980-81
Gallery, performance, window works, cabinet shows, six traveling exhibitions
Curator, Exhibitions and Performances, Franklin Furnace, NYC 1977-80
Associate Director, APPLE, NYC 1969-74
Visiting Faculty, UCSD 1995-99


Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept., five Public Art commissions 1997-2005


"A Stone's Throw...The Last Witnesses." Site specific installation, Trail Markers, NewTown Arts
"Aviary of the Lost #3." Installation. Birdspace exhibition, Center for Contemporary Arts, New Orleans; Norton Museum, W. Palm Beach, FL; Hudson River Museum, NY
"Library of the Disappeared," Newtown Arts
"In the Gully: Meditations on Water" (collaboration w/ Paul Soady) Site specific installation. On the Trail exhibition
"Alternative Histories" exhibition. Exit Art, NYC 2010
Brooklyn Museum, NY 2012


VESTA Media Arts 1990
NEA Visual Arts Fellowship 1979, 1981
NEA Inter-Arts fellowships 1984, 1991
NEA Museum Program Grant 1980
California Arts Council Artists New Genre 1996
Durfee Foundation 2003, 2007
Art Center Faculty Enrichment 2001, 2007
NYSC on the ArtsMedia Arts 1981
CAA Distinguished Teaching of Art Award 2012


Art Center Faculty Council Representative 2000-06
College Art Association (Education Committee 2005-08; Nomination Com. 2009-10); Chair, Services to Artists Committee 2011-12
International Association of Art Critics


Fashion Cultures
Intro to Modernism
Introduction to Modernism
TAMA: Cultural Explorations
The 1960s: A Cultural History
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