Jayme McLellan is the founding director of Civilian Art Projects, a gallery representing emerging and established artists located in Washington, DC. McLellan has worked in the arts since the mid-nineties curating exhibitions and organizing events in galleries and alternative spaces in Washington, DC; New Orleans, LA; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Miami, FL; and museums in Canada and Europe.
Civilian Art Projects is the second arts organization founded by McLellan and her first solo venture. Prior to Civilian, McLellan co-founded and served as co-director of Transformer (2002-2006). From 1998 to 2001, she was director of development for the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), where she organized a large scale, international exchange and exhibition, among other things.
In addition to running Civilian, she is adjunct faculty at the Corcoran College of Art & Design. She leads classes on professional practices for visual artists and curatorial theory.