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Exploring Identity, Belonging, and Social Practice Through Art: Artist Jac Lahav

JAC LAHAV (he/them) is a multi-disciplinary artist, curator, parent, arts writer, children’s book author, and community organizer. Born in Jerusalem Israel with Iranian and Polish roots Lahav was raised in the United States and lives in Connecticut. Lahav’s work investigates community, belonging, and cultural history through expansive series of paintings and installations. With solo shows at Richmond Art Museum Indiana, Longview MFA Texas, Saginaw Art Museum Michigan, Florence Griswold Museum Connecticut, Lahav’s work can be found in multiple public collections including the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Mount Holyoke Art Museum, Jewish Museum NY among others.  Their current exhibition exploring foster care is at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London until December 2023. Lahav also has an active social practice over the past 10 years. Lahav’s curatorial projects have been written about in Hyperallergic, New York Times, Gothamist, Artnet, among others. During the pandemic, Lahav expanded this social practice, becoming an advocate for foster parents and helping start the group Public Art For Racial Justice Education (PARJE). Through their community work, Lahav helps facilitate large-scale mural projects, hosts educational artist talks, and runs children’s art projects to educate about under-represented narratives and equity in America.





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