Our Mission

The Overlook is a nomadic arts project. Our collaborative residencies, programs, and projects support women, queer, and POC makers and thinkers.    


Since our inception in July 2016, we have held 13 residencies, 11 exhibitions, 48 events, and have shown 33 local, national, and international artist's works.  We remain committed to upholding an honest and ethical approach that we feel is crucial to our mission. We believe in a business structure that is collaborative with artists and is constantly evaluating the artistic landscape so that we can be flexible to what artists, of all mediums, need and how we are able to best support them.


Who we are

Jennifer Sova // Founder + Director

Jennifer Sova is an artist, organizer, and arts advocate. She is interested in the intersection of art, activism, and creative communities. As a response to the current political climate, Sova founded The Overlook, a mission-driven nomadic arts project. The Overlook provides a platform for collaborative residencies, programs, and projects that support women, queer, and POC makers and thinkers. She views this creative labor as a part of her interdisciplinary art practice, holding the same space as her photographic, video, and performative works. She has exhibited at Woman Made Gallery, was a LAUNCH resident through Chicago Artist Coalition, and has shown at the MCA Chicago as a part of Chicagoland Shorts Film Festival. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Photography from Columbia College Chicago with concentrations in gender studies and business. Sova is currently based in Chicago and invites you to dismantle the patriarchy with her.



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.