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Tomashi Jackson


Tomashi Jackson


deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park


Rappaport Art Prize




New York Times

Los Angeles Times

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Radcliff Magazine

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Tomashi Jackson (b. 1980 in Houston, Texas) combines practices of painting, printmaking, and sculpture with archival research in areas of public infrastructure policy.

Tomashi Jackson’s work interrogates intersections between formal languages of visual art and political languages driving histories of segregation, voting rights, education, transportation, labor, and housing in the United States. Considering color as both chromatic and social, Jackson’s work embraces compositional abstraction to investigate the interaction of color and its impact on the perceived value of human life in public space.

Jackson’s solo museum exhibitions include Across the Universe organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (2023) and traveling to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2024) and the Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2025) among other venues; SLOW JAMZ at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY (2022); Brown II at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2021); The Land Claim at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY (2021); Love Rollercoaster at The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2020); and Interstate Love Song at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, Georgia (2018).

Solo gallery exhibitions include The Great Society (2022), Time Out of Mind (2019) and The Subliminal is Now (2016) at Tilton Gallery, New York City; and Minute by Minute (2023) and Forever My Lady (2020) at Night Gallery, Los Angeles. Her work was included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial and has been featured in group exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Frist Art Museum, Nashville; High Museum, Atlanta; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, among others.

Her work is included in many public collections, including those of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, the Perez Museum, Miami and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, among others. Jackson completed the Skowhegan summer residency and was a Resident Fellow at ARCAthens, Athens, Greece in 2019 and she was the Inga Maren Otto artist in residence at the Watermill Center in 2021. She was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant in 2020 and the de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s Rappaport Prize in 2023. Her work is represented by Tilton Gallery in New York City, Night Gallery in Los Angeles and Pilar Corrias in London. The artist lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts.