Jaclyn Monica Silverman, received her BFA (2013) from The Ohio State University, and MFA (2016) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with an emphasis in photography. Her work curiously investigates concepts of place, home, and the extended idea of family through personal narrative and socially engaged analogue photography. She has exhibited at Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Sullivan Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, Hopkins Hall Gallery and Corridor, Urban Arts Space, Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, Women’s Gallery in Youngstown, Ohio, Thomases Gallery in Youngstown, Ohio and The Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado. Her work is part of permanent collections at The Art Institute of Chicago, The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, and The Ohio State University. Silverman, with photographer Robert Clarke-Davis, curated an exhibition, Within the Portfolios: 1968-2016 at the Joan Flasch Artists’ Books Collection. She has been published in three photographic publications while at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with essays and interviews by Shawn Michelle Smith and Meg Onli. Her photographic research, The Working Family received the Denman Research Grant, and collected and published by The Ohio State University. She is the recipient of the Denman Research Grant, John Fergus Family Memorial Endowment for the Arts, The Ohio Union Honorarium, Mary Martin Picarillo Award, and Women Artists Against Racism of Youngstown, Ohio. Silverman, invited by Gina Osterloh, has lectured at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. She was a Visiting Lecturer at The Ohio State University in the Department of Photography (2016). In 2017, Silverman will be faculty at Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan. Currently, she is a part-time professor of photography at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.