Jamilee Polson Lacy

Gallery Curator


M.A. – Northwestern University


Jamilee Polson Lacy works as a writer, a curator and the founding director of Twelve Galleries Project. Currently, Lacy is the curator of Providence College Galleries, managing editor for the Bad at Sports blog, and co-author (with Meg Onli) of Remaking the Black Metropolis: Contemporary Art, Urbanity and Blackness in America, a research survey and archive which recently received support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. She has engaged in solo and collaborative projects with A+D Gallery at Columbia College Chicago, The Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, Hyde Park Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Sister Cities of Chicago and Western Exhibitions, among others. In addition to numerous catalogue essays, interviews and articles, Lacy has published Color: Fully Engaged, a book of interviews and essays on contemporary art and color and rises Zora: An Exploration of the Urban Labyrinth, which details Kansas City and its artists as adventurous partners. She has also written for Flash Art, Umelec Magazine, Art 21 Online and Art in America Online. Lacy holds two undergraduate degrees in art history and studio arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Masters of Comparative Art and Literature from Northwestern University.


Founding Director and Curator, Twelve Galleries Project:


Managing Editor, Bad at Sports Contemporary Art Talk: