Jessica Stockholder Digital Archive Available on LUNA
December 1, 2023
The Visual Resources Center (VRC) is excited to announce the digital archive of Jessica Stockholder, now available to the UChicago community and beyond on the VRC’s digital collections platform, LUNA. The Jessica Stockholder Archive is the first LUNA collection dedicated to a near-comprehensive overview of the work of a single artist. Nearly 4,000 images represent works spanning the breadth of Stockholder’s career across the intersections of painting, sculpture and installation, largely utilizing found “stuff,” as Stockholder describes it. Department of Visual Art student Rachel Hardy AB’23 and Art History student Sabel Diefendorf AB’24 contributed to all aspects of developing this collection, from researching and cataloging the works to digitizing the archival materials. The VRC is grateful to UChicago Careers in Media, Arts, and Design and Jessica Stockholder for their support of this project.
Stockholder joined the University of Chicago’s Department of Visual Arts in the 1990s as a faculty member, and this collection comes at her retirement from teaching in Winter 2023. This collection contains representations of works from Stockholder's personal archive of her digital images, 35 mm slides, and photo negatives. In addition to Stockholder’s personal archive, the collection additionally includes images from her gallery, Kavi Gupta, and digitized images from publications of her work.
Reference images in the Jessica Stockholder Archive are available to download to UChicago students and instructors for research and teaching and can be accessed here (CNetID required).