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Jack Gruman

Multimedia Video Installation


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art by somerville artistJackGruman titledHaunted Body Haunted House
Haunted Body Haunted House Video Projection, musical performance 40' x 20"
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Events 2024

  • Open Studios (May 4+5, 12-6pm)
    Map# 72
    Central Street Studios
    57 Central Street 2nd floor  
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Artist's Statement

ANNA GRUMAN aka JACK (All Pronouns) is a Somerville-born multimedia artist who makes video art, live projection shows for theater, and immersive installation environments.

As an artist, their work explores the role of media in shaping our realities, and seeks to model alternative ways of seeing, being, and interacting with the world. They art inspired by traditionally “low art” formats like TV programing, haunted houses, and queer camp. Collaboration is central to their artistic practice, and they have organized group shows at Dorchester Art Project, Artists for Humanity Epicenter, and most recently throwing a immersive video art and clubbing show at the Friend Street Project in Boston.

He is drawn to the group-show dynamic because his work can exist in immediate dialogue with others, both viewers and collaborators, and grounds it in a shared, social and historical context. 

He runs an artist collective VHF STUDIO in partnership with Logan Puleikis out of his artist studio space at 57 Central Street in Somerville.


LOGAN PULEIKIS (He/They) is a multidisciplinary, video installation artist who works in theater, lighting design, public health, and engages in advocacy efforts for the queer community and other marginalized groups. 

His artistic practice informs and is informed by the social issues he fights for in his career. He is drawn to haunted houses, having grown up in Orlando where he helped build them for theme parks, and is inspired by queer, camp, ballroom, and clubbing culture. He wants to see the resurgence of art and performance within the clubbing scene, and to cultivate spaces of queer joy and expression.

In 2023 he was able to bring all these elements together in his group video art installation/dance party show, Haunted Body: Haunted House, organized at the Friend Street Project in partnership with Jack and featuring the work and performances of over a dozen other queer artists.


VHF STUDIO is located in unit 2A in the Central Street Studios building at 57 Central Street. It was founded in 2023 by Jack and Logan as a collective arts production and event organizing organization. They are developing the space to be a multi-use production studio - using it as home base for their arts practice as well as a meeting space for collaborations with local artists and community organizing.

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