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Jovan C. Speller is a multidisciplinary artist based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work – visual, textual and performative – interprets historic narratives through contemporary discourse. Her research-based practice is centered around elevating, complicating and inventing stories that explore ancestry, identity, and spatial memory.

Speller holds a B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Columbia College, Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in various exhibitions nationally, with an upcoming solo project in 2022 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). She is a recipient of multiple grants and fellowships, including the McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship. Speller was awarded the 2021 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize. She is represented by Aspect/Ratio Projects in Chicago.