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Artist Jessamyn Lovell is pursuing her private investigator’s license, using photography and performance to draw attention to social and cultural power dynamics. "D.I.Y. P.I." (Do It Yourself Private Investigator) is the moniker for her most recent collaborative project through which she invites people to deeply consider their own experiences and embrace the power that comes with discovering and telling one’s own story. Lovell’s story traces her examinations of privacy and narrative to question where truth meets fiction.
Jessamyn Lovell (b. 1977, Syracuse, NY) is a visual artist working with photography, video, and surveillance as tools to document her own life experiences making connections between class and personal identity. BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology and MFA, California College of the Arts Lovell lives in Albuquerque, NM where she is currently a Lecturer in the Art and Art History Department at the University of New Mexico. Lovell’s work has been exhibited nationally, and she is the recipient of several awards, including the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the CENTER Excellence in Teaching Award. Lovell has received international recognition for her most recent work "Dear Erin Hart,” for which she found, followed and photographed her identity thief.
Exhibition Celebrates Emerging and Mid-Career New Mexico Women Photographers, Art Daily, June 28, 2017
Mysteries of Identity, Alibi, May 11, 2017
Case Open: The Art of Private Investigation, ABQ Free Press, Dec 29, 2016
Taking it Underground, Local Flavor (pg. 40-24), Winter 2016/17