Apple, Jacki

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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 through 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 NYC 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 all over the U.S. and throughout the world.

From the guide to the The Jacki Apple Papers, 1984-2000, (© 2010 Fales Library and Special Collections)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn High performance. High performance magazine records 1953-2003. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Apple, Jacki. Palisade [videorecording] / by Jacki Apple. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf The Jacki Apple Papers, 1984-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Apple, Jacki. Jacki Apple artist file. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
creatorOf Apple, Jacki. PAD/D pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Perez, Rudy. Urban suite [videorecording] / Rudy Perez. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn High Performance magazine records, 1953-2005 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Apple, Jacki. Free fire zone [videorecording] / by Jacki Apple. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf APPLE, JACKI. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf APPLE, JACKI. Franklin Furnace artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Apple, Jacki. Fluctuations of the field [videorecording] / by Jacki Apple. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Apple, Jacki. Apple, J. School of The Art Institute of Chicago, John M Flaxman Library
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associatedWith Anderson, Laurie, 1947- person
associatedWith Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997 person
associatedWith Gray, Spalding, 1941-2004 person
associatedWith High performance. corporateBody
associatedWith Russell, Arthur person
associatedWith Sondheim, Alan person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Politics in art
Avant-garde (Music)
Poetry readings
Arts--Experimental methods


Birth 1948





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