Our Mission

The Overlook is a concept.

The Overlook is opportunity.

The Overlook is engagement.

The Overlook provides emerging women artists, queer artists, and artists of color a platform to further their practice and audience through a studio residency, exhibitions, and programming.


About the Space

The Overlook is a multidisciplinary arts space located in Logan Square. We share the space with our friends, Orotund Music, an organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging the creative music community by hosting series of concerts, workshops, and other music events.




Jennifer Fagan // Founder + Director

Jennifer Fagan is an artist, curator, and activist living and working in Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Photography from Columbia College Chicago with concentrations in gender studies and business. She is interested in the intersection of art, activism, and creative communities. Her interdisciplinary art practice is an exploration of masculinity, loss, and identity through photography, video, and performance. Fagan is the founder and director of The Overlook, a mission-driven multidisciplinary art space. She has exhibited at Woman Made Gallery, participated in the LAUNCH residency through Chicago Artist Coalition, and has shown at the MCA Chicago as a part of Chicagoland Shorts Film Festival. She is currently co-curating Blanket Statements, a multi-city exhibition project taking place in Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.



Alexis Brocchi // Assistant Director

Alexis Brocchi is a visual artist and arts administrator living in Chicago, Illinois.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Arts Administration with a minor in Art History from Columbia College Chicago. Through her practice, Brocchi aims to explore the intersection of art and science. She uses illustration, experimental poetry, and hand papermaking to interrogate the complexities of language and communication.  As an arts administrator, she values the importance of accessibility and the search for knowledge through nontraditional methods. Brocchi is currently the Exhibitor Relations and Programming Coordinator at EXPO CHICAGO, Editorial and Curatorial Collaborator to Alfredo Cramerotti, and Assistant Director at The Overlook.



Jeanne Donegan // Creative Partner

Jeanne Donegan is an artist living in Chicago. She received her BFA from University of Connecticut, her home state, and her MFA from Columbia College Chicago. Donegan works primarily in photography and video. Her work focuses on issues of femininity, desire, and intimate relationships. She is interested in exploring the potential of female desire to elicit questions of power, autonomy, and pleasure.