Night Gallery is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Tomashi Jackson's "City of Quartz (Wicker Sun)," 2020, to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The work was included in Jackson's solo exhibition Forever My Lady, which opened at Night Gallery in January 2020.
Tomashi Jackson is a multimedia artist whose practice places formal and material investigations in dialogue with recent histories of displacement and disenfranchisement. Layering hand-painted reproductions of historical and personal photographs on a patchwork of found materials, the works speak to the effect of public crises on the lives of individuals. Jackson's work is also included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; MOCA Los Angeles, CA; and The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. In 2021 Jackson will present solo exhibitions at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and at the Parrish Museum of Art, Water Mill, NY. Her work will also be included in Off the Record at the Guggenheim Museum, NY in April 2021; in Working Thought: Art, Labor, and the American Economy at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA in 2022; and in What is Left Unspoken, Love at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA also in 2022.
Tomashi Jackson (b. 1980, Houston, Texas) grew up in Los Angeles, California. She was included in the Whitney Biennial 2019, and she has presented solo exhibitions at institutions including the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, and the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, Georgia. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at MoCA Los Angeles; MASS MoCA; the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; and the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University. Jackson was a 2019 Resident Artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. She is currently teaching at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and 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. In 2020, Jackson was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant. Jackson lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York City.