Jaclyn Silverman is a photographer from Youngstown, Ohio, living in Chicago, Illinois. She received her BFA in Photography 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 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. Presently, she is the Artistic Director of city wide non-profit organization, CPS Lives, returning faculty member with Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan, and Part-Time Professor of Art and Humanities at Harry S. Truman College in Chicago, Illinois.