“This portrait relates to how segments of the population are marginalized and mistreated. It is created with the idea of taking back the ‘gaze.’ The subject in the portraits looks out defiantly and challenges the viewer.”

Jacqueline Hoysted is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist, curator, and activist based in Montgomery County, Maryland. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions across the US and featured in the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, HuffPost, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Reno Gazette-Journal.

Jacqueline is the recipient of grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Maryland State Arts Council, and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. She is also a co-founder of ArtWatch, a DC artist collective focused on positive political activism that realized the One House project (2017 & 2018), a collaboration of 300 DMV artists standing up for equality and inclusion.