The Exhibition


Herman’s House was first exhibited in 2006 at Germany’s Akademie Schloss solitude, it has since been exhibited over 20 times in a dozen countries.  The exhibition has been featured in several biennials, museums, and reputable journals. It is the inspiration for other such exhibitions, a documentary film, and the book The House That Herman Built. If you are interested in bringing the exhibition to you, fill out the INVITE form listed on the side bar.

Artist's Bio

Jackie Sumell is a multidisciplinary artist inspired most by the lives of everyday people. Her work speaks to both traditional artist communities and those historically marginalized from the political process. Her work was a center piece for the 2008 New Orleans Biennial, Prospect 1, the 2010 St Etienne Design Biennial, and Nancy Solomon’s Westobou Festival 2012.
Sumell’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the US and Europe, including The Luggage Store Gallery, Artists Space NY, deYoung Museum, Royal College of Art and Dublin County Museum. She has been the recipient of several residencies and awards including Akademie Schloss Solitude, and InContext-3 (Ireland), [CCA] Udjadowski Castle residency in Warsaw Poland. Sumell published 2 artist books A=AGHT (2008) and The House That Herman Built (2006/2008) which documents the extraordinary collaboration with longterm solitary confinement prisoner and Black Panther, Herman Wallace. Their collaboration was featured by the NYTimes, Art Forum, Newsweek, Citizen K, Domus, TDR and most recently as the cover of Afterimage Journal.

She received a B.S. from the College of Charleston, and M.F.A. from Stanford University. Ms Sumell currently resides in New Orleans Louisiana where she continues to work on Herman’s House, and several other advocacy based projects. She is 2013 Soros Fellow.

Selected Exhibitions

The Public Enemy, Gallery Magda Danysz, Paris, France

Westobou Festival For Contemporary Art, Augusta GA
Temple Contemporary Art, Philidelphia PA

Some People Like To Make Money, Some People Like to Make Friends,
Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw Poland
Prospect 1.5 New Orleans, Mahalia Jackson Center, New
Orleans, Louisiana

Prospect 1.5, Mahalia Jackson Center, New Orleans, LA
St Etienne Biennial of Design, St Etienne France
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart Germany

Weingart Gallery, Occidental College, LA
Udjadowski Castle, Warsaw Poland
De Saisset Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Clara CA

The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco CA, January
Columbus College of Art and Design,OH, February
San Francisco State University Gallery, SF CA, February
Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, April
Royal College of Art London, Great Britain, June
Prospect 1, New Orleans, LA, November

Artists Space, New York, NY, October
Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto CA, September
Mind Hacking, Munster DE, August

Tulca, Galway IRE, November
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart DE, June
Kunstgebäude, Stuttgart DE, May

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