Donald Jackson Studio LLC.
Donald Jackson (b.1972) is a contemporary American artist living and
working in Chicago, Illinois. Early artistic education began at Berklee
School of Music in Boston and continued on at Massachusetts College
of Art. After receiving his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago (1995) Jackson delved into the relationship of the cognitive mind
and the visual reference. Each completed work is as much a
psychological undertaking as it is an artistic journey.
Continuously studying the development of the tensions produced between
color, line, and form each space is defined by their universal values.
Balance comes about when all environmental elements work in concert
with one another. Jackson’s work attempts to bridge the gap between the
objective and the subjective. The images created are secondary to the
tensions that they produce.
A deeply rooted belief that both practice and study arise from faith guides
Jackson’s hand. As one views Jackson’s work, perception and
Interpretation lie within the values held by the viewer’s own experience.
How we approach pain, beauty, sexuality and the world beyond is
conveyed through each carefully executed layer of ground, texture,
stroke, and hue.
Donald Jackson’s work is included in numerous private collections
throughout the United States. Recent publications include the
2010 issue of Studio Visit magazine and Short Stories Illustrated
by Artists, Front Forty Press, April 2007.
Donald Jackson Studio serves as the classroom for Color Wheel Studio,
a children’s fine arts program located in the Bucktown neighborhood of
Chicago. Opened in 2010 in response to the lack of quality arts education
in our public schools, Jackson inspires young minds through the unique
teachings of his own fine arts background.