JAC SILVERMAN is a photographer from Youngstown, Ohio, living in Chicago, Illinois. She received her BFA in Photographic Studies from The Ohio State University, and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Silverman was the recipient of the Fergus Family Endowment for the Arts and Denman Research Grant at The Ohio State University, and Women Artists Against Racism in Youngstown, Ohio, for her ongoing visual narrative, The Working Family. Her work is part of permanent collections at The Ohio State University, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection where she and R. Clarke-Davis, curated Within the Portfolios 1968-2016; a History of Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received commission by Theaster Gates for photographic installations published in conjunction with the exhibition, “A Johnson Publishing Story” at Stony Island Arts Bank. Her work has been exhibited in Colorado, Ohio, and Illinois. Silverman has held teaching positions at The Ohio State University and Dominican University, and Visiting Artist with Grenfell College Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada . She is a founder of Chicago artist residency and non-profit organization, CPS Lives, holding the position of Artistic Director and artist-in-residence with George Washington High School. Currently, she is a Part-time Professor of Art and Humanities with the City Colleges of Chicago, returning faculty with OxBow School of Art, and beginning her third year collaboration with George Washington High School for her independent project, East Side Volume One.