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Vanessa Jackson

1953 Peaslake, United Kingdom

1 Works exhibited

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Born 1953, Peaslake, England, Vanessa Jackson is a painter and installation wall painter, whose use of geometry and its three dimensional function deny the supposed flatness of modernist space. Her 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 and form in the artist’s work both confirms and confuses the sense of perception.

Jackson studied at St Martins School of Art from 1971 until 1975, followed by the Royal College of Art. She was President of the New Contemporaries in 1975 and had her first solo show at the AIR Gallery in 1981. She undertook the Yaddo Residency in New York twice, 1985 and 1991. She was chair and then patron for Brazier’s International Artist’s Workshop until 2013. She recently won The Sunny Dupree Family Award for a Woman Artist for the RA’s Summer Exhibition 2015.

Her prolific teaching career has seen her serve as Head of Painting at Winchester School of Art for nine years, as MA and Research Tutor at the Royal College of Art for fourteen years and as a Senior Tutor at the RA Schools for fifteen years until 2013. She is presently on the Edwin Austin Abbey Council and the British School at Rome Fine Art Faculty, for which she was previously awarded the Abbey Fellowship in 1995. She is included in Painting: Documents of Contemporary Art, published by the Whitechapel and MIT. Jackson lives and works in London.

EDUCATIONS:

1971 - 1975    
St Martin's School of Art.
1975 - 1978    
Royal College of Art.

 

SOLO SHOWS:

2017    
A Light Here, Tintype Gallery, Window Painting.
2014    
Rough Cut and Faceted, Marcelle Joseph Projects
2013    
North House Gallery, Paintings and Prints, Manningtree.
2012    
Studio 1.1 Gallery. 30 Day OlympiAINT.
2010    
Throwing Shapes, Wall Painting, CPG Café Gallery Southwark Park.
2008    
Vertigo in Three Parts, Wall Painting, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London.
2006    
Short Circuit since '79, survey show, Poussin Gallery, London.
2005    
Studio1.1.Gallery, London.
Keith Talent Gallery, London.
2003    
Paintings, Art Resources Transfer, Inc., Chelsea, NYC
2002  
 InsideSpace Gallery, London.
1999  
North House Gallery, Manningtree.
1994    
The Eagle Gallery, London.
1992    
Goodsway Gallery (Cubitt), London.
1990    
The Winchester Gallery, Winchester.
1986    
James Joyce Room, Gotham Book-Mart Gallery, New York.
1984    
Vortex Gallery, London.
1981   
AIR Gallery, London.
1978    
Cottisloe Theatre, National Theatre, London.

 

TWO PERSONAL SHOWS:

2004    
Little and Large, Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge, with John Dougill.
1997    
Harriet Green Gallery, London, with John Crossley.
1986    
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, with Hamish McLennan.

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

2018    
V&A&A, Studio 1.1, curated by Andy Cohen, with Anna Boggon and Amanda Benson
2017    
RA Summer Exhibition
Plan Unplan, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich, curated by Outside Architecture
Last Picture Show, curated by Danny Rolph. 532 Gallery, Thomas Jaeckel, NYC
Women Artists in Conversation - with Gluck, Fine Art Society
Surface Cutting curated by Eileen Cooper, Royal Academy of Arts
2016    
Spore curated by Tom Owen and Grant Foster, Kennington Residency
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2015    
Infero, at Lloyds Club
Simply Painting, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, curated by Jim Mooney (touring to Thurso Art Gallery & The Peacock Arts Centre, Aberdeen)
Distressed Geometry, Baden Kunstraum/Zurich, Switzerland
O-N-T-O-L-O-G-Y ARTHOUSE1, London with Celia Cook and Brandon Taylor (with Sonia Delauney and Sol Le Witt)
Royal Academy Summer Show 2015, invited by Michael Craig-Martin, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2014    
Abstract Geometry, Rook & Raven Gallery, with Vanessa Hodgkinson and Rupert Newman
The Royal Academy Summer Show, The Royal Academy of Art, London
2013    
2Q13, Women Artists, Women Collectors, Lloyds Club, curated by Marcelle Joseph Projects.
The Perfect Death/Horizons, Lion and Lamb Gallery, organised by Phill Allen and VJ.
AMERIKA, What America means to non Americans, Camberwell Space, curated by Alasdair Duncan.
"Even Clouds..." Studio 1.1.
The Royal Academy Summer Show, The Royal Academy of Art, London
2012    
Ha Ha What Does This Represent, Standpoint Gallery, curated by Katrina Blannin and Francesca Simon, catalogue with essay by David Ryan.
The Royal Academy Summer Show, The Royal Academy of Art, London
2011    
Zig Zag curated by Katrina Blannin, Charlie Dutton Gallery.
The Royal Academy Summer Show, The Royal Academy of Art, London
2010    
"Throwing Shapes" curated by Rebecca Geldard, Coleman Gallery, London.
The Royal Academy Summer Show, The Royal Academy of Art, London
2009    
The Royal Academy Summer Show, The Royal Academy of Art, London
2008    
Geometry and Colour, Poussin Gallery.
2007    
Abstract Continuous, Studio 1.1.
2006    
Grotto, Studio 1.1 Gallery.
Poussin Gallery, Gallery Artists.
The Spiral of Time, APT Gallery, London and Open Hand Open Space, Reading. Curated by Rosa Lee and David Leapman.
This Show is Ribbed for Her Pleasure, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NYC.
2004    
Plan B. Studio 1.1 Gallery, Drawings, Curated by Max Mason.
Zoo Art Fair, represented by Keith Talent Gallery.
24 x 30, Keith Talent Gallery, London. Curated by Danny Rolph.
2003    
Shelf - Life, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London, with Phylida Barlow, Tina Keane and Nick Stewart.
Miniatures, Raid Project Space, LA, Kyubidou Gallery Tokyo.
2002    
K3 Project Space, Zurich.
2001    
Warped. Inside Space Gallery. London.
British Abstract Painting 2001, Flowers East.
Warped. Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham and touring.
2000    
Discipline.Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates.
Artists Choice, Flowers East, London.
1998    
Eliminate the Negative, Gasworks Gallery, London. (Curated by V.J)
Braziers International Workshop Exhibition.
Absolut Secret. Gulbenkian Gallery, RCA.
1997    
Off the Peg, Rack Gallery. London.
Three British Painters. Arkitekt Skole, Bergen, Norway.
Looking Out to Sea. Southern Arts Touring Exhibition.
Absolut Secret. Gulbenkian Gallery.RCA,London.
The Thinking Eye.Gallery 7, Hong Kong.Painting Faculty of the RCA.
Sad.Gasworks, London
Absolut Secret. Gulbenkian Gallery,RCA, London.

 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

New Directions Publishing House, USA
J. Paul Getty Museum, USA
Imperial College, London.
Eastern Arts Association.
T.I. Group Collection.
Prudential Insurance, USA.
Hampshire County Council.
The National Museum and Arts Gallery, Botswana.
Royal College of Art Collection
Royal Academy of Art Collection

PUBLICATIONS:

2015    
Document No.14, A Fountainwell Press Publication
2014    
Off The Wall - Wall Paintings by Vanessa Jackson, text by Rebecca Geldard designed and published by Pavilionary Press. 48pp book on Cyclus offset paper & Conqueror Laid, with grey-board cover, printed by Calverts Co-op, London
2011    
Painting; Documents of Contemporary Art, published by Whitechapel and MIT, edited by Terry Myers
2006    
Ambit Books. 4 Cover designs for poetry series; ‘Here from Elsewhere’
2005    
Miser and Now, Issue 5, Pleasure. "Midnight in Genoa".p. 72 - 74.
1986    
The House of Light and Tabellae, Poems by James Laughlin with woodcuts by Vanessa Jackson,Grenfell Press NYC
1980    
Artwork in Ambit Literary Magazine, No’s 95,100,109,118,130,150,200.

 

SELECTED CATALOGUES:

2015    
Simply Painting, texts by Jim Mooney, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
2012    
Ha Ha What Does This Represent? Standpoint Gallery curated by Katrina Blannin &Francesca Simon.
2006    
Short Circuit Since '79. Poussin Gallery. Essay by John Tagg
2002 - 2003    
Miniatures, Raid Project, LA.
2001    
British Abstract Painting 2001, Flowers East.
Warped. Angel Row, Nottingham. Essay by Terry Myers
2000    
T.I. Group Collection.
Encounters, Sharjah Museum, Dubai.
1997    
Looking Out To Sea Southern Arts Touring.
1996    
The Thinking Eye Gallery 7. Hong Kong.

AWARDS:

1995    
Edwin Austin Abbey Award, British School at Rome.
1994    
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 18 - Prizewinner.
1991    
Yaddo Fellowship.USA.
1992    
Thapong International Artists' Workshop, Botswana - BritishCouncil Travel Award.
1986    
National Endowment Award for the Visual Arts, USA.
1985    
Yaddo Fellowship,USA.
1978    
John Minton Travel Award, RCA.
1978    
Imperial College Purchase Award.

Works by Vanessa Jackson

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