INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT DESIGNER + CONTENT DEVELOPER + VISUAL ARTIST

INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT DESIGNER + CONTENT DEVELOPER + VISUAL ARTIST

INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT DESIGNER + CONTENT DEVELOPER + VISUAL ARTISTINTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT DESIGNER + CONTENT DEVELOPER + VISUAL ARTIST

Artist statement

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My work is autobiographical, stems from my position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of my ancestors. I have a multidisciplinary visual art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design and architecture career spanning more than three decades. I tell stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. 


My background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an artist, I record, interpret, and make aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. As an architect and designer I creatively solve problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. My visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. My initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of my evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around me. 


My artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture is a transformative experience. As an emerging cultural producer with a social justice practice, my goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual culture incites the imagination to see the world differently, and eventually empowers and provides them the agency to creatively contribute to it. 

Featured Artwork

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Language of Invisibility on Display, 2017

  

Felt bulletin board panel, plastic letters, aluminum frame. Quantity of four. 16x20” each.

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THAT’S POPS’S MONEY, 2018-2019

  

813 hand-printed letterpress time cards on black paper, black foil stamping, white foil stamping, blue ink, silver ink.

4 x 11” each, placed in a grid. 

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HOMELESS/ TOURIST, 2017

Natural and synthetic hair, faux fur, bling stickers, clothing, shoes, Behr paint samples.

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In Memoriam: For Those Who Labored for His Happiness, 2018

Felt, cotton, white embroidery thread 

3” x various lengths. 

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OBELISKKK, 2018

Nine captioned and framed photocopies, hand-cut vinyl letters. 12x18” each (framed size).

Downloads

For interpretive text about each project, please consult the PDF below. For additional info, please  email:

veronica@jacksondesigngroup.com

VJACKSON ARTWORK 2020 (pdf)

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