Jim Duignan is an artist and professor of Visual Art in the College of Education at DePaul University. He formed Stockyard Institute in 1995 as a civic artist project in the Back of the Yards community of Chicago. Recent publications include Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy, (Ed.) J. Andel, W. Washington (2019), Poor and Needy; Baggesen / Brackman, Poor Farm Krabbesholm (2018), Building a Gang-Proof Suit: An Artistic & Pedagogical Framework, Chicago Social Practice History Series, (Eds.) M. J. Jacob & K. Zeller, University of Chicago Press (2015), and No Longer Interested, Blade of Grass Foundation (2014). His work has been recognized by the Weitz Family Foundation, Illinois Humanities, Artadia, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Stockyard Institute Retrospective, DePaul Art Museum (2021), Envisioning Justice, Sullivan Galleries (2019), PUBLIC SCHOOL, Hyde Park Art Center (2017), Smart Museum (2017), the Chicago Cultural Center (2016), Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland (2016), and Interference Archive, Brooklyn, NY (2015)


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