Jamie Topper is an artist whose practice spans public sculpture, ecological design, and music. She has designed and built museum exhibits, public sculptures and installations that engage the public in noticing and appreciating environmental phenomena and sound.
As a musician, Jamie specializes in Middle Easten and Afro-Caribbean rhythm traditions. Jamie has worked as a Teaching Artist in Chicago schools and community settings for over 12 years for nationally renowned arts organizations such as Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), Snow City Arts, Columbia College's Center for Community Arts Partnerships and Project AIM (Arts Integration Mentorship), Urban Gateways, and After School Matters. In 2010 Topper was awarded the acclaimed 3Arts Teaching Artist Award for her work. She received a Masters degree in Public Humanities from Brown University in 2014. She is currently producing a documentary video celebrating the Chicago Bomba community.