Staff

Chris Jackson

Owner / Gallery Director

Chris created Jackson Junge Gallery along with his wife, Laura Junge. After graduating from Boston University with a BFA (School for the Arts), he moved to Chicago and worked with several theatre companies, appearing on stage and in television commercials. For many years, Chris and Laura worked out of their studio on Chicago's west side, traveled around the country, and exhibited Laura's paintings at art fairs. When not "on the road", Chris began expanding his picture framing skills and mastering his craft. After a 2 year renovation and build out, they opened Jackson Junge Gallery in the fall of 2009. Chris can often be seen at the gallery discussing artworks or consulting guests about their picture framing.

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Laura Lee Junge

Owner / Gallery Artist

Laura is the signature artist and co/owner of Jackson Junge Gallery. Her first found love for painting began with a class that she enrolled in at community college. With a desire to pursue a career in the arts, Laura attended the School of the Art institute of Chicago. After graduation, Laura's passion for painting was the driving force that took her on the journey of exhibiting her artworks at numerous art fairs around the country and, eventually, opening Jackson Junge Gallery. While most of her time is spent at her studio, Laura plays a very active roll in gallery.

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Anna Waskowski

Gallery Assistant

Anna holds a BA in Art History from UIC where her main focuses were Russian Constructivism and Native American art. She comes to the gallery after working with a local florist. In her free time Anna enjoys exploring the city's museums, festivals and comedy clubs, blogging, and making flower crowns.

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Kaitlyn Miller

Private Event Manager / Gallery Assisstant

Kaitlyn is a local artist and alumnus of the University of North Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College of Visual Art and Design. She moved to Chicago in 2014 with her husband and has fallen in love with the city. She comes to us with experience from a gallery in the loop, and BHLDN, where she has worked with brides from all over the world. She loves meeting new and exciting individuals. If you are looking to host a memorable event ranging from your wedding, business dinner, conference, or gala just swing by the gallery and have a chat with Kaitlyn.

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Sasha Perez

Gallery Assistant / Custom Picture Framer

Sasha is a printmaker installation artist and alumnus of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, who has implanted amongst the next generation of local imaginative minds. Her passion for all walks of art ranging from music to fashion makes her a friendly face amongst the artistic community- or “family” as she calls it. Catch her smiling face writing poetry, sketching, snapping photos, looking for new artists, or just mingling around the city! Stop by the gallery and meet Sasha for a unique art and jewelry consultation.

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