Jari Chevalier is an artist working in several expressive forms. Mass MoCA curator Denise Markonish wrote, “Chevalier’s works . . . exist as small universes, complete with their own chaos and order.” Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, The Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares and many other literary journals. In 2014 she received a Merit Award in the Atlanta Review’s International Poetry contest and was a finalist in the Ploughshares Emerging Writers competition.
Her visual artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, including Art of the Northeast at the Silvermine Gallery in New Canaan, Connecticut, selected by Elizabeth Smith, then Chief Curator of MoCA, Chicago. A solo exhibition, Mathematics of Ecstasy, toured to seven venues via the North Dakota Art Gallery Association, with support from The North Dakota Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Chevalier has received residency grants from Vermont Studio Center for visual art and non-fiction writing and from The Ragdale Foundation for visual art. She received two Individual Artist Grants from the Puffin Foundation for her podcast series, Living Hero. Jari holds a Master of Arts degree in creative writing from City College of New York and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in writing and literature from Columbia University.