About

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 encouranging the creative music community by hosting series of concerts, workshops, and other music events.

   

    

Team:

Jennifer Fagan // Founder + Director

Jennifer Fagan is an artist, curator, writer, and activist living and working in Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Photography from Columbia College Chicago with a minor in arts administration. 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 studio residency program and liminal art space for emerging artists. She has exhibited at Woman Made Gallery, participated in the LAUNCH residency through Chicago Artist Coalition, and will be featured in Chicagoland Shorts Film Festival this May.

    

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.

  

  

Ashley King // Exhibitions Coordinator

Ashley King is a curator and graphic designer based in Chicago.  She currently is studying Graphic Design and Visual Arts Management at Columbia College Chicago. Her curatorial practice is a form of activism focusing on issues regarding race, gender, and queer identity. She has been a participant of The Art Institute Of Chicago’s Andrew Mellow Academy and has interned at a multitude of spaces such as 6018|North, Mana Contemporary Chicago, ACRE Residency, Hume Gallery. Ashley currently is Exhibitions Coordinator at C33 Gallery and Curatorial Assistant for The Department of Exhibitions, Performances, & Spaces of Columbia College Chicago.

 

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.