Caroline Jacobson is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Chicago. She received her BA from Loyola University Chicago in 2014 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May of 2019. She had a recent solo exhibition at Woman Made Gallery, a two person show at LVL3,  and has participated in group exhibitions at Club Nutz, Chicago Artist Coalition, the Elmhurst Art Museum, and Western exhibitions.


My practice grapples with the violence exerted by 24/7 media culture on the individual psyche. I have been exploring dolls and human-animal hybrids as avatars uniquely suited to our ever-fracturing reality. Bred and molded for permanent innocence and dependency, dogs function both as extensions of their owners’ identities and as trophies used to signify status and wealth. As the mandates of capitalism continue to reshape human behavior, we inevitably begin to grow more like our fetish objects: caught in endless cycles of projection and codependency, never seen as ends in ourselves.



Master of fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting and Drawing, School of the

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Academic Figure painting & Portrait Painting Workshops, Florence

Academy of Art, Jersey City, NJ


BA in Spanish Literature, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL




Caesar’s Palace, LVL3, Chicago, IL


They have yet to be named by their dogs, YGLY Gallery, Chicago, IL


Tacky Palazzo, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL



We Make Great Pets, Parlor & Ramp, Chicago, IL

Netflix & Chill II, Neibert Apartment Gallery, Chicago, IL

Homesick Remedy, Jaw Gallery, Kuga-gun, Yamaguchi, Japan

KIOSK, Scott Reeder booth at Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL

Pane in the Ass, Jaw Gallery, Chicago, IL

Clotheshorse, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

The Turf, Research House for Asian Art, Chicago, IL

DIY Biennial, Z1 Gallery, Chicago, IL

With a Capital P, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

Trinity, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

GIFC, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Without Batten, Without Skin, Baby Blue Gallery, Chicago, IL

Pick Me Up, 062 Gallery, Chicago, IL


Some Compendium of Media, MacLean Center, Chicago, IL

Amuse Bouche, Congruent Space, Chicago, IL

What was Painting?, Club Nutz, Chicago, IL

2017 Rise from the Rubble, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL

Strong Women, AMFM, Chicago, IL

2016 Behind Closed Doors, Soho House, Chicago, IL

5x5 Gallery Review, Fulton Market Kitchen, Chicago, IL

Post-Baccalaureate 2016 Salon, Maclean Center, Chicago, IL

You’re so pretty, Y:OU Salon, Chicago, IL


Indelicate, Locallective, Chicago, IL

"What’s a Man’s Paris?”, General Public Collective, Indianapolis, IN


2021 Review: Caesar’s Palace at LVL3, Sixty Inches from the Center

2019 Saatchi Rising Stars Report: Class of 2019

2019 Artist of the Week, LVL3 Gallery

2018 Interview with Caroline Jacobson, This Moment Here Podcast

2016 Featured Artist, The IN Magazine Issue #3

Contact / Phone: (317)363-9825

Chicago, IL