who is jak?
jak is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on abstract painting and fashion design. jak painted large scale murals in schools and homes all over the chicagoland area as a kid. she stopped painting for over a decade; moving to to LA in 2012 to pursue a career in fashion and started her own leather fashion line called JAKIMAC. jak returned to painting in 2020 during the pandemic. The majority of works dated 2020-2021 were created with muted color palette and incorporated leather scraps in patchwork style assembled pieces. late 2022, jak relocated to Nashville, TN to distance herself from a decade in LA. The new environment spurred a change in the work; jak’s work became much more colorful. Her work is not focused on a particular subject but the physical act of painting itself: using movement and expressive marks to channel personal emotions and experiences in the artist's day to day life.
Portrait by Ron Hines.