Jayne Reid JACKSON
Born 1955, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Lives and works in Madison, USA
“My mezzotints are an examination of light and dark using primarily the still life as vehicle to study how glass and simple objects can create mystery and visual poetry by manipulating the shadows and reflections of the objects and their surroundings. As a printmaker specializing in etching, mezzotint and monotype, I create still life images to express my interest in depth and light as I try to capture what is special about everyday objects. As a lover of drawing and painting, I turned to intaglio as a way to explore line, shape and shadow and I concentrate on the techniques that require drawing and painting skills as opposed to photographic or digital techniques. This has led me to the process of mezzotint, a technique that is experiencing a rebirth among printmakers for its rich velvety blacks and its nontoxic process.”
1973-1975 University of Wisconsin, Department of Art, WI, USA
1975-1977 BA, Fine Art, University of Wisconsin, Department of Education, Madison, WI, USA
1992-2004 AGB Graphics Workshop, Madison, WI, USA
2016- Director, International Mezzotint Society, USA
Member Wisconsin Visual Artists, SC Chapter; Vox Populi Print Collective; Society of American Graphic Artists; Mid-America Print Council; The Boston Printmakers; Los Angeles Printmaking Society, USA
2018 Purchase Award, 84th Members Exhibition, Society of American Graphic Artists, Syracuse, NY, USA; Honorable Mention, Paperworks, Minot, ND, USA
2017 2nd Prize, On and About Paper, Wisconsin Visual Artists, Kenosha, WI, USA
Unstill Lifes, Overture Galleries, Madison, WI, USA /2019/ Mezzotint & More, University of Wisconsin, Marshfield, WI, USA /2014/; One from Wisconsin, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI, USA /2009/; So Far, Washington Printmakers galleries, DC, USA /2004/.
Print Biennial, atalata, USA /2019, 2017/; Artlink National Print Exhibition, Fort Wayne, IN, USA /2000-2001, 2004-2006, 2017-2019/; 5th Graphic Art Biennial, Szekerland, Romania; Mazzot’India, Patna, India; La Manera Negra en la Graphica, Penjamo, Mexic; Contemporary Mezzotint Invitational, Seattle, WA, USA /2018/; Pressing Matters, Whiteaker Printmakers, Eugene, OR, USA /2018, 2016/; 5th – 1st IMF, Ekaterinburg, Russia /2019-2011/; Mezzotinta International Invitational, Aquascaleintes, Mexico; Original Prints and Sculptures, Marzke, Camano Island, WA, USA; Printmaking Invitational, Paducah School and Design, KY, USA; Contemporary Print, Flatbed Press & Gallery, Austin, TX, USA /2017/; Second Glance, Print Club, Rochester, NY, USA /2016/; Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI, USA /2016, 2011, 2009, 2007/; Fresh Impressions, Contemporary Printmakers, MOWA, Milwaukee, WI, USA /2014/; National Exhibition of Etchers, New York, NY, USA /2012, 2013/; Remarkable Women, Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, USA /2004-2013/; Minnesota National Print Biennial, Minneapolis, MN, USA /1998, 2001, 2004/.
Collections Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Russia; Newark Public Library; Syracuse University Art Galleries; University of Wisconsin; UW-LaCrosse; Kenosha Public Museum, USA; West Bend Mutual Insurance; Racine Art Museum; Creede Arts Council; Loyola University Chicago, USA; Springfield Art Museum; University Hospitals & Clinics, Madison, USA; College of Notre Dame, Maryland; University of Minnesota, USA; Amity Art Foundation, Woodbridge, USA.