Jacquelyn Strycker was born in Metuchen, NJ and has lived and worked in New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Rome. She has a BA in Visual Arts from Columbia University, an MFA from Tyler School of Art and has taught at Temple University and Columbia University. She is presently a faculty member and the Director of Operations of the MFA Art Practice department at the School of Visual Arts. Strycker has participated in residencies at ArtPod Berlin, Gaia Studio, The Women’s Studio Workshop and the Vermont Studio Center. She’s received grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, FIGMENT, and the Action Arts League.
Strycker is interested in the synthesis of craft, home, life and art. Her drawings and prints use household objects and patterns as source material. She often organizes creative social activities, frequently centered around food, drawing and games, to foster community and explore notions of hospitality and exchange. Her projects include Karaoke Truck, a box truck turned pop-up karaoke lounge featuring homemade videos, PROGI, a series of art-bingo-pierogi dinners that take place in church halls in her Greenpoint, Brooklyn neighborhood, and ZAZAZA, a global pizza conference in Berlin. While a writing fellow for the Arts Policy virtual think tank, Createquity, Strycker wrote “From Palate to Palette: Can Food be Art,” an article that explored the intersection of art, craft, design and cuisine. She later spoke on the topic as the keynote presenter for the New City Arts Initiative conference on Art, Food, and Community. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.