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Jacob Pesci is a practicing photographer, artist, and educator. Heavily influenced by his experiences with isolation, violence, love, and connection, as well as his time as a combat medic in the US Navy; Jacob's studio practice focuses on themes surrounding the human condition and personal connections. Through the mediums of film photography, print, and bookmaking, his work aims to visualize memories and emotions to understand the nature of identity both personally and collectively; while finding healing and awareness, of the body, the spirit, and the world we inhabit. 


Working with young people as an arts educator, he finds his skills and passion intersect in the classroom, inspiring and collaborating with future generations to guide loving, creative, and confident humans. 


Fighting for truth and justice, equality and inclusion; his work focuses on developing social and emotional intelligence through creative exploration to impact the world for the better and create opportunity, freedom, and prosperity for all.  




Columbia College Chicago 

2018 - 2021 

BA Fine Art Photography 




2021 Albert P. Weisman Reciepient 

Around The BLOC 


2019 Annie Leibovitz Studios Internship




2022 Portraits

Solo Show

The Lab at Silver Eye


2022 Around The BLOC 

Solo Show 

The BLOC Chicago 


2022 Around The BLOC

Albert P. Weisman Award Group Show 

The Hokin 

Columbia College Chicago


2020 Guess I'll Get Started 

Solo Show 



2019 Art on the Wall 

4 Calla Lilies 

Group Show 

Studio Racine


Select Press, Publications, Projects


2022 Lucie Foundation

Carte Blanche Open Call Finalist: Portraits

Avion. West Side Chicago.


2022 Ain’t Bad


Around The BLOC


2022 Around The BLOC 

Self Published Artist Book 


2021 Collective Impact Talks 

Panel Member - Engaging Youth Columbia College 


2021 Musee Magazine 

Photo Journal Monday 

Around The BLOC


2021 i-D Magazine 


What your March 2021 looked like


2020 LAT ITU DE Chicago 

Artist Talk 


2020 Guess I'll Get Started 

Self Published Zine 


2020 LATITUDE Chicago Postcard Book Irises: 1 Month in Quarantine. 


2020 Antihero Press 

Feature - Photographs 

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