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Suzanne Jackson

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Saint Louis, Missouri

Birth year

Lives in
Savannah, Georgia

Works in
Savannah, Georgia


Yale University, School of Drama, Design, 1990, MFA
Otis Art Institute, 1968
San Francisco State University, 1966, BA

modern, landscape, installation, mixed-media, figurative, abstract

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
May, 2015 "Black SoCal: Art and Practice in an Evolving Landscape"
La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale), Pallazzo Querini Stampalia
Statement /Bio







Suzanne Jackson creates large mixed media works that are expressive, spontaneous, and even playful. She creates each piece by layering a vast array of papers with acrylic and canvas. Her work is a hybrid of collage, painting, and sculpture that breaks the conventional rectangular frame. Her highly textured and colorful works seem to dance on the wall, sometimes bursting out into the space of the viewer. Her works mix monumentality and ruggedness with warmth and freedom.”

                                                                                 Albany Museum, Albany, Georgia



SUZANNE JACKSON has had a distinguished career, exhibiting her work in prestigious museums and galleries worldwide with her paintings and biography featured in numerous publications. Jackson’s works can be found in public and private collections nationally and internationally. Works have been included in the Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980”, Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, opening July 2013 at Williams College Art Museum; touring from  MoMA PS1, Long Island and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.;  “Places of Validation, Art and Progression”, California African American Museum, Los Angeles; The 30 year retrospective, Marks From the Matrix, Normal Editions Workshop, Normal Il.; The Getty Research Institute Oral History Interviews- “Modern Art In Los Angeles”, “Gallery 32 and Its Circle”;  2013 and 2010 selections, U.S. Embassies, Monrovia, Liberia and Belgrade, Serbia  Art in Embassies Program, U.S Department of State.  One person exhibitions include Danville Museum of Art, Danville, VA; Ferst Fine Arts Center, Richards and Westbrook Galleries, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta; Parkersburg Art Center, West VA; Albany Museum of Art, Albany GA; Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA; Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA.

Suzanne Jackson received a B.A. in Art from San Francisco State University and holds a MFA from Yale University School of Drama, Design. 

Artist's photo courtesy of Nathan Jones

Recent Exhibits

Suzanne Jackson participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2015 SUZANNE JACKSON: Suggestions From Nature
Temporary Agency
Jan, 2014 "Creations By Ebony"
Portfolio Gallery / Edwardsville Art Center
Sep, 2013 "BIRDMUSIC" paintings, drawings & monoprints by Suzanne Jackson
Indigo Sky Community Gallery
Jul, 2013 "Now Dig This!: Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980"
Williams College Museum of Art
Mar, 2013 Motherhood to Mother-Goddess: Transcendence from Self to Absolute
Akus Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University
Mar, 2013 U.S Ambassador's Selection, Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State
U.S Embassy, Monrovia, Liberia
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