Having art in our life creates a space for us to ponder, imagine something outside of ourselves. It brings beauty and connection. Art allows for talk, connection and relation; I think of it as the great bridge of our humanity. Getting to know a person through their most personal thought process is what it means to follow an artist. Every artist, every person is unique and getting to know an artist through their work is a lifetime connection.
Having works of art in your home is more than just decoration; it is a talking point, a point of connection with yourself and others. Each person’s taste in art says so much about who they are and how they identify. Engaging with art opens your mind and heart to new ways of thinking and being.
The artwork available on my site offers multiple possibilities of engagement, there are original works for sale, prints, and commissions available upon request. As a collector of my work, our relationship will grow over time, you will have access to my content and I am available for studio visits and conversations.
I always say I have been an artist since I was a child, my father taught me how to draw, how to make sculpture and prints. It was such a formative experience and I have pursued it for the rest of my life. It has been a cycle where I venture away and return to it, no matter where my life has taken me, from intense travels, to parenthood to my work as an educator, art has remained the constant in my life. For me making art is the metaphor for life, a thought process that helps define my experience and the human experience. This is why art matters!
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"Bold, organic lines and thick, vibrant ink center Ms. Jackson's prints to the natural world, while repetition and spatial dislocation allow familiar figurative forms to take on abstract and independent meaning. Visually engaging and thought provoking, these pieces make dynamic wall art. Furthermore, its great to know Ms. Jackson is an educator who creates spaces that insist on art being inclusive, meaningful, and accessible. Buying her art supports youth engagement in the creative process and community!"
2018 BY FITS AND STARTS Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD June 23, – July 29,2018
2009 IF THE WALLS COULD TALK at Laundromat Galley, Brooklyn NY Curated by Kevin Curran October 2009
2006 ENTRY ISLAND, Jack the Pelican Presents, November 18 - December 18, Brooklyn, NY
BLACK McLEAN, MFA Thesis Exhibit, Temple Gallery, May, Philadelphia, PA
2004 CELLBLOCK NINE, Solo Project. Eastern State Penitentiary April-November,
Group Exhibition at Tomato Mouse Gallery, November 20, 2020 – January 4, 2021
THE FUTURE IS NOW
Virtual Groups Exibition and event, curated by Electric Djinn and She’s Excited April, 2020
Group Exhibition at ABC No RIo in exile at Bullet Space NYC, February 6-23, 2020
Crowdsurfing – Permanent Public Artwork Mural painting in Marijampole, Lithuania June 30- July 6 2018
12ø collective and Set The Controls, London April 1 – April 30, 2016
MAKING THE FUTURE
David&Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY curated by Michael David and Julie Torrez September 30,2016
2013 LETS TALK ABOUT LOVE BABY
Printed Matter, NYC, curated by Chido Johnson, February 14 – March 14
Airplane Gallary, Brooklyn NY, curated by Kevin Curran, May 2013
2010 HOUSE ARREST
Work Sound Gallery, Portland Oregon. Curated by MK Guth May 7- June 7
DROP IN THE BUCKET
Local Project, Long Island City, NY June 26-July 10
2010 1.5 MILLIION
Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery at Temple University, Curated by Cory Antis. October 2 – October 17
Global Works, Curated by Ella Kruglyanskaya. October 22 – November 22 2009
Laundromat Art Gallery, Curated by Kevin Curran August 8, 2009
VICTORY FOR TYLER / SCULPTURE
Crane Arts’ Ice Box Project Space, Curated by Sarina Basta. April 1-26
2008 CHERRY VALLEY SCULPTURE MILE TRAIL
Cherry Valley Sculpture Mile trail. Cherry Valley NY July 15 – October 15
CREST HARDWARE ART SHOW
Crest Hard Ware. Curated by Joe Franquinha Brooklyn June
2007 MADE HOME
Current Gallery, Curated by Hanna Brancato and Thao Hguyen. Baltimore January
Rotunda Gallery. Curated by Patrick Grenier Brooklyn November
Dumbo Arts Festival, Collaboration with Pauline Marcelle. Brooklyn September
SCRATCHING THE SURFACE
Artist in Residence with Tim Folland Homeland Gallery, Portland Oregon August
Group Project at Labor K1 Curated by Juliane Zelwies and Jana Linke.
Berlin, Germany September
Aldrich Museum, Connecticut NY. July
DETROIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Screening of Gas Em, Entry Island and FIVE. At the Museum of New Art (MONA) March 9 – 31 Detroit MI
2006 TURF, Project Space at Luxe Gallery. Curated by Nathalie Angles, April 1 – April 29, New York, NY
2005 SCOPE MIAMI / GRENDEL
House Truck, Tunnel Jack the Pelican Presents Curatedby Matt Zalla and Don Carroll December
Gil and Moti Home Gallery in collaboration with the Netherlands Photo Museum. Curated by Gil and Moti September 8-October 8, Rotterdam, NL
59 SECONDS FESTIVAL
Pioneer Theater NYC Curated by Irina Danilova September 5
LIGHT/SOUND/ACTION: Art and Technology
Utica College, one of a 7-site series, 'Sculpture Central International', October 15- December 22.Utica, NY
59 SECONDS FESTIVAL: EUROPEAN TOUR Screening of Gas Em
Babylon Cinema, April 23, Berlin, Germany OFFicyna, April 24, Szcecin, Poland
Monochrom Museumsquarier April 25, Vienna, Austria Multimedia Festival Multiplace in Jan Koniarek Gallery, April 26, Trnava, Slovakia Film Club 35mm, April 27, Bratislava, Slovakia Top Kino, May 22. Vienna Independent Shorts Festival Vienna, Austria
2005 59SECONDS FESTIVAL: WEST COAST TOUR- screening of GAS ‘EM, Winter 2005
911 Media Arts Center, December 2. Seattle, WA Artists' Television Access (ATA), December 8. San Francisco, CA EZTV, December 13. Santa Monica, CA
Media Arts Center, December 15. San Diego, CA
MS.FILMS NORTHWEST TOUR-Screening of LIVER
Artists' Television Access, October 23, San Francisco, CA The Long Haul Info Shop, October 24, Berkeley, CA Liberty Hall Community Center, October 26, Portland, OR Yes Yes Alliance, October 27, Olympia,
2005 TYLER GRADUATE FELLOWS EXHIBITION
Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art, April 2005, Philadelphia, PA
JURIED MFA EXHIBITION
The Crane Arts Building, April 2005, Philadelphia, PA
2006 MYHOUSE GALLERY
Shining Cliff Residency, Derbyshire England Feb 26 – March 1 2007
Scratching the Surface Residency and Exhibition August 1 – August 31 2007 Portland, Oregon
2005ART OMI, Residency recipient for June - July 2005, Hudson Valley, NY
2002 SCULPTURE SPACE Residency and grant recipient for July – August, Utica, New York
1999 THE MANHATTAN GRAPHICS CENTER-1999 Summer Scholarship Recipient, New York, NY
2018 NYFA ARTIST AS ENTREPENEUR BOOTCAMP October 11-14, 2018
2007 LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY FOUNDATION
Nominated for the 2007 award
2005 LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY FOUNDATION
Nominated for the 2005 award
ROLEX MENTOR AND PROTÉGÉ ARTS INITIATIVE
Nominated for the 2006 award
2003 TYLER SCHOOL of ART – TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, Fellowship recipient for the MFA Sculpture Program 2003 –2005
2018 Interview, Art Reveal Magazine no.41, August 2018 pg 18-19 ISBN 9780464943921
2010 ‘Lookout House’ Architectural Inventions – Visionary Drawings by Matt Bua and Maximillion Goldfarb
2010 Drawing Magazine
2005 Libby Rosof, “I Love a Parade”, Philadelphia Art Blog, review of BLACK McLEAN, May
2004 Roberta Fallon, “Eastern State Penitentiary”, Philadelphia Art Blog, review of CELLBLOCK 9, April
2019 HECKSCHER MUSEUM in collaboration with the Patchogue Arts Council – Slide Slam Slide presentation of artwork - February 8, 2019
2007 PICA Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture August 2007
TYLER SCHOOL of ART Visiting Artist Lecture, September 2007
2006 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY Visiting Artist Lecture, November 2006, NYC
2005 FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON COLLEGE - Visiting Artist Lecture, November, Teaneck NJ