Thursday, May 16, 2024

Rappaport Prize Artist Lecture: Tomashi Jackson

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About Rappaport Prize Artist Lecture: Tomashi Jackson

Please join us for a lecture by Tomashi Jackson, the recipient of the 2023 Rappaport Art Prize.

About the Artist:

Tomashi Jackson’s multimedia practice combines painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, fiber art, and performance to illuminate social histories of justice, resistance and aesthetic theory. A painterly approach anchors her practice as Jackson fuses historical images with earthen materials and ephemera that reference sites and subjects of public concern. By using nuanced color and collage strategies, Jackson invites the viewer to consider material experiences of painting, the ways in which color perception has influenced the governance of public spaces, and how marginalized communities preserve and empower themselves.

Jackson (b. 1980, Houston, TX) was included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, was a 2019 Resident Artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture; the recipient of the 2022 Roy R. Neuberger Prize and received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2020. Her mid-career survey Tomashi Jackson: Across the Universe organized by the MCA Denver will be on view at the Tufts University Art Gallery from July 30- December 1, 2024. Jackson’s work belongs in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill; Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art, and Cooper Union, and has been a visiting artist at New York University. Jackson received her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale School of Art in 2016, her Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in 2012, and her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2010. She lives and works in Cambridge, MA and New York City, NY.

About the Rappaport Art Prize:

Created in 2000 and endowed in 2010, the Rappaport Prize is presented to a contemporary artist with strong connections to New England and a proven record of achievement. The Rappaport Prize is one of the most generous contemporary art awards of its kind. In 2010, the Prize was endowed in perpetuity by the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation, assuring the ongoing support of contemporary art and artists in New England. In 2022, the foundation increased the award to an unrestricted gift of $50,000.

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