Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray

Braids. ©Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray

Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray is an artist and curator living in San Antonio, Texas who grew up in the Central Valley of California. McGilvray earned an MFA in Photography and Integrated Media from Ohio University and BFA from Texas State University in Photography. Since 2014 she has curated exhibitions and special projects for Contemporary at Blue Star in San Antonio, TX. Prior to working at the Contemporary, McGilvray did collections research and writing for the Linda Pace Foundation, taught photography courses for the Art Institute, San Antonio, and Ohio University, coordinated exhibitions, and worked in multiple art education programs.

McGilvray’s photographic practice is focused on exploring how identity develops and shifts through family, home, place, and culture. Her work is influenced by the history of photography and interests in the nuances of language, gesture, and the body. McGilvray’s work has been exhibited at various galleries including with Minneapolis Photo Center; Houston Center for Photography; Fotofest, Houston, TX; Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Co-Lab, Austin, TX; ROY G BIV, Columbus, OH; The McNay, San Antonio, TX; St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX and more. Her work has been reviewed or featured in publications including Glasstire, San Antonio Express News, Texas Monthly, and more.