Tomashi Jackson (b. 1980, Houston, Texas) is a multidisciplinary artist working across painting, video, textiles and sculpture. Jackson’s practice brings together formal and material experimentation with art-historical, legal, and social histories, investigating and visualizing stories of displacement and disenfranchisement.
Jackson grew up in Los Angeles, California. She was included in the Whitney Biennial 2019, and her first solo museum exhibition, “Interstate Love Song,” took place at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, Georgia in 2018. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at MoCA Los Angeles, MASS MoCA, and the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans. Jackson was a 2019 Resident Artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. She will have a solo exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum during the summer of 2020. Her work is included in the collections of MOCA Los Angeles and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; and Cooper Union, NY, and she has been a visiting artist at New York University. Jackson lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York City.
Rice University Fall 2020 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Co-sponsored by Center for African and African American Studies and Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, with generous support from Rice’s Dean of Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning. Special thanks to the Moody Center for the Arts for their assistance.