jdc Fine Art:

a mid+west private dealer & project space specializing in content-driven contemporary art.


jdc Fine Art was established in San Diego, CA in 2011 by Jennifer DeCarlo.  jdc Fine Art specializes in content-driven contemporary art by established and emerging artists.  We work with national and international artists, and are dedicated to promoting work we see as critical to enduring themes in art history or underline our point in history.   

Our choices reflect our personal taste and aesthetic; we gravitate towards narrative, figurative work.  Overarching currents in our artists' collective aesthetic include:  the portrait; beauty and the poetics of the world; the every day; the image as document, memorial, snapshot, even lie; alternative or plural realities; and international issues.   

A number of our artists hybridize their work.  The product of our Artists' works are generally photographic; beyond prints viewers will encounter photo-dependent or lens-driven works, such as artists' books, videos, objects, installations, and the like.  

Omnipresence need not be anchored to a singular space; connectivity can occur outside more than inside the box; collectors tend to explore virtually before physically; and all patrons enjoy special invitations to unique art-events.

 Jennifer DeCarlo, Director of jdc Fine Art

Jennifer DeCarlo, Director of jdc Fine Art

About the Director

Jennifer DeCarlo has a strong connection to the photographic field through her work as a gallerist, writer, and patron of the arts.  Jennifer earned her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Knox College, where she double-majored in French and Studio Art, in 2004.  After completing her studies, Jennifer worked as the Assistant Director at the Schneider Gallery, Chicago, for three years.  It was there she fell in love with the business of being liaison between artist and collector.  

Jennifer moved to San Diego in 2010 where she continued her work as a dealer and patron.  To integrate into a new city, she volunteered for local museums, including MOPA and the the San Diego Museum of Art.  In 2011 she opened jdc Fine Art and hosted seasonal exhibitions for six years.  To further attune to the nuances of the market, she also worked for AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) as their Writer | Editor for nearly five years.

Today, Jennifer's full time pursuit is cultivating the careers of her represented artists.  She is actively promoting her artists and working to cross pollinate artists, patrons, colleagues, and ideas between her two home bases, San Diego and Chicago.