Jack Dunnington is a graduate of Grinnell College & Phi Beta Kappa scholar with a B.A. in Studio Art and Anthropology. His research is oriented primarily around cultural dynamics of religious communities. Recent work includes ethnographic writing on Episcopal churches in Iowa, and a thesis comparing religious and cultural adaptation to drought in the American west between Ancestral Puebloan populations in the Chacoan regional system 900 – 1350 CE and Dust Bowl farmers in the United States 1970-1930 CE.
Jack’s anthropological research informs his artistic practice as well, prompting investigations through various media into speculative worlds which challenge western scientific and historical narratives. Recent art can be found here.