City of Quartz (Wicker Sun)
Tomashi Jackson (b. 1980) was born in Houston, TX, and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University 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 is a 2019 alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Her solo exhibitions include Forever My Lady at Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); Time Out of Mind at Tilton Gallery, New York City (2019); Interstate Love Song at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, Georgia (2018); and The Subliminal is Now at Tilton Gallery, New York City (2016). Jackson was the 2019 Artist-in-Residence at the ARCAthens Residency Program, Athens, Greece. She has facilitated studio/seminar courses at The Cooper Union School of Art, Lesley University, RISD, and MassArt.
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2020
I make work that places formal and material investigations in dialogue with historic narratives of governance and policy, which I view as areas of public space and shared implication. Using properties of color perception as an aesthetic strategy, I investigate historic events that illustrate the selective valuation of human life based on how color is seen and interpreted.”