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)