Vanessa Jackson (b. 1953, Peaslake, UK) lives and works in London, UK. Studied at St Martin’s School of Art and Royal College of Art, London, UK. Jackson's work explores the contradiction of a fully realised space at once pertaining to logic and completeness, and uncertainty and unease. The ornamental and optical play of colour acts to both confirm and confuse our sense of perception, constantly shifting between concrete presence and the ambiguity of space beyond our grasp. Jackson destabilises the very 'ground' we most desire, a sense of security and belonging. Awards include the Edwin Austen Abbey Award, British School at Rome, IT (1995); and prize winner at Exhibition 18, John Moores Liverpool, UK (1994). Jackson is presently chair of the Abbey Council and a member of the British School at Rome Fine Art Faculty. Elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2015. Select solo exhibitions include Rough Cut and Faceted, Mercel Joseph Project (2014); Paintings and Prints, North House Gallery, Essex, UK (2013); and 30 Day OlympiANT, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London, UK (2012). Select group exhibitions include Surface Cutting curated by Eillen Cooper Foster, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK (2017); Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK (2016); Distressed Geometry, Baden Kunstraum, Zurich, CH (2015); Abstract Geometry, Rook & Raven Gallery, London, UK (2014).
Last updated: 25.03.2017