Tomashi Jackson

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Tomashi Jackson
Houston, TX
EducationYale School of Art

MIT School of Architecture and Planning

Cooper Union

Tomashi Jackson is a multimedia artist working across painting, video, textiles and sculpture. Jackson was born in Houston, Texas, raised in Los Angeles, and currently lives and works in New York, NY and Cambridge, MA. Jackson was named a 2019 Whitney Biennial participating artist.[1] Jackson is also faculty in sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design.[2] She is currently represented by Tilton Gallery in NYC. [3]

Artistic practice[edit]

Jackson's work investigates the relationships between the aesthetic and the political. Jackson references layered content bridging historical actions with shifting artistic structures.[4]


Jackson received her BFA from Cooper Union in 2010, MS from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in 2012, and MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art in 2016[5]


She has lectured and taught at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design, UMass Dartmouth, Boston University, School of Visual Arts, and New York University.[5]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 2019 - Time Out of Mind, Tilton Gallery[3], New York, NY
  • 2018 - Interstate Love Song, Zuckerman Museum of Art[6], Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA[7]
  • 2016 - The Subliminal Is Now, Tilton Gallery[3], New York, NY
  • 2014 - Love Economy: Emerging Visions of the African American Experience, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI[4]

Selected group exhibitions[edit]


  1. ^ "Whitney Biennial 2019". Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  2. ^ "Tomashi Jackson | Faculty | Sculpture | RISD". Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  3. ^ a b c "Tilton Gallery". Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  4. ^ a b "'Love Economy' is turning heads".
  5. ^ a b "Tomashi Jackson | The Cooper Union". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  6. ^ "Zuckerman Museum of Art | Kennesaw State University". Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  7. ^ "Tomashi Jackson Interstate Love Song - Zuckerman Museum of Art | KSU". Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  8. ^ Steinhauer, Jillian (25 February 2019). "The Whitney Biennial: 75 Artists Are In, and One Dissenter Steps Out". The New York Times.
  9. ^ "In the Abstract". MASS MoCA. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  10. ^ "Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  11. ^ "Rhythm and Blues: Tomashi Jackson by Cora Fisher - BOMB Magazine". Retrieved 2019-03-05.

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