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Guide to the Jacki Apple Papers MSS.173

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 17, 2019
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 Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2017 accretion  , May 2018

Biographical Note

Jacki Apple is a visual, performance and media artist, writer, producer, and a professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Her career has spanned a range of the visual and media arts. She has written, directed, and produced interdisciplinary performance works, worked in costume design, composed and produced soundtracks, created multimedia installations, and worked with mediums of photography, audio, radio, film, site specific works, public art, and beyond.

Raised and educated in New York, Apple relocated to Los Angeles in 1981 where she continued to develop as an artist. An innovator in radio art, she was the host and producer of Soundings, her one hour weekly live radio show on KPFK-FM Los Angeles Public Radio from 1981-1995. Additionally, she co-produced the annual Earjam avant-garde music festival 2000-2004, and was a contributing editor to  High Performance magazine. She has written for numerous other art publications, and has taught at both the Art Center College of Design and the University of California, San Diego. In New York City she was a co-founder and first curator of Franklin Furnace 1976-1980. Apple's copious output of solo exhibitions, performance pieces, radio works, and installations have appeared domestically and internationally.