Jessica Pierotti / Executive Director
Jessica joined the staff as Deputy Director in May of 2016 and transitioned into the position of Executive Director in January 2017. Jessica is an interdisciplinary artist, photographer, and educator with an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She additionally works as an Instructor in the Photography Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Most recently she traveled to Berlin for the Leipzig.Chicago.Berlin.Connection Residency in October of 2016.
Simon Pyle / Lab Director
Simon joined the staff as Lab Director in February of 2017. A San Francisco transplant, Simon Pyle is an artist and organizer with extensive volunteer-management experience at nonprofits and tech companies. He received his M.F.A. from Mills College and is on the board at Chicago’s largest volunteer-run makerspace, Pumping Station: One. Simon’s art practice considers the gaps between reality and perception in digital photographic technologies such as facial recognition, LCD screens, and jpegs.
Alex Wieder / Lab Technician
Alex joined the staff as the Lab Technician in December of 2016 after working as a Lab Assistant since 2014. He received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2014. Alex is a lens-based artist whose practice focuses around iterative explorations of the physicality of light.
Gwen Cinelli / Programming Fellow
Gwen joined the Fellowship Program in December of 2016 after working as a Lab Assistant since July of 2016. Gwen is a recent graduate with a BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Her focus is on fine art photography specializing in abstract and conceptual work.
Caitlin Peterson / Education Fellow
Caitlin joined the Fellowship Program in July of 2016 after working as a Lab Assistant since September of 2015. She has additionally worked at LATITUDE in short-term contracted roles performing project management and supporting staff transitions. Caitlin was born in Milwaukee, WI but spent the majority of her formative years in Birmingham, AL. She received her BFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design in the fall of 2013. Since relocating to Chicago in 2015, she has been primarily working in the nonprofit sector: currently as the Communications Coordinator for Filter Photo & the Education Fellow for LATITUDE Chicago.
Jory Drew / Communications Fellow
Jory Drew is an assemblage artist and graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is concerned with how the social construction of race, class and power have manifested and determined individual realities. He works to dismantle said constructs, through the fragmentation of photography, video, sculpture, and language. Drew is a Co-founder of F4F, a domestic venue in little village, Chicago, and has become a Co-organizer of Beauty Breaks, an intergenerational beauty and wellness workshop series for black people along the spectrum of femininity.
CURRENT LAB ASSISTANTS
QUONDAM LAB ASSISTANTS, STAFF, & BOARD (2012-2017)
Josef Aguilar, Dana J. Ardell, Matt Austin, Aimée Beaubien, Molly Brandt, Walker Blackwell, Megan Capps, Aric Crafford, Jeanne Donegan, Yubo Dong, Thomson Dryjanski, Shir Ende, Paul Carlo Esposito, Lauren Goldstein, Chelsea Goldberg, Amanda K. Guerra, Ross Haley, Shandi Hass, Laurel Hauge, Maria Hummel, Ayse Idil, Paul Jamrogowicz, Hyun Jung Jun, Rachel Jump, Niko Kapsalis, Jennifer Keats, Kimberly Kim, Sandy King, Stephanie Koch, Krissy Kula, Victor Yañez-Lazcano, Tyler Landes, Samantha Lare, Kate Lerner, Ashley LeTourneau, Ashley Limón, Rudy Lorejo, Jon McJunkin, Marcus McCoy, Eileen Mueller, Justin Nalley, Andrew Nemiroski, Kevin Oronia, Anastasia Page, Yasmin Panjwani, Haakon Dash Sheffield, Ashley Singley, Zihui Song, Wade Stofko, Emily Simpson, Stephanie Taiber, Travis Tiblier, Stevie Raelynn, Lauren Zallo, Kanthy Peng, Emily Cai, Andrew Doak, Adam Biba , Guanyu Xu, Russell McGonagle, Xander Fischer, Timothy Paton Jr., Rebekah Dahlia, Jiaqi Li, Camarri Lane, Arndís Ýr Hansdóttir
Adam Schachner - adamschachner.com
Alissa Godina - alissadesireeg.com
Allison Parssi - allisonparssi.com
Ariel A. Acevedo
Daniel Delgado - delgadodaniel.com
Esperanzas Rosas - runsyyy.com
Lauren Dacy - laurendacy.com
Max Braverman - maxbravermanphoto.com
Melissa Blackmon - melissablackmon.com
Ryan Thiel - ryanedmundphoto.com
Sam Sotelo-Avila - samuelsoteloavila.net
Sarah Hamburger - sarah-hamburger.com
Ursula Sokolowska - ursula-sokolowska.com
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gabriel Galloway, President
Gregory Harris, Vice President
Becca Schlossberg, Secretary
James Pepper Kelly, Treasurer
Chris Markin, Board Member
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