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Suzanne Jackson 
Born: 1944, St. Louis, Missouri

1961 Monroe High School in Fairbanks, Alaska 
1966 B.A. in painting from San Francisco State (College) University 
M.F.A. in theatre design from Yale University's School of Drama in 1990

Employment (teaching): Professor of Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design

Jackson's paintings and biography have been featured in numerous publications, including the University of California at Los Angeles' Oral History Program; "St. James Guide to Black Artists," St. James Press/Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1997; "Gumbo YaYa, Anthology of African-American Women Artists," Midmarch Arts Press, 1995; "I Hear a Symphony, African Americans Celebrate Love," Anchor Books, 1994; "Black Art, an International Quarterly," Vol. III. No 4, 1981; "Contributions of Women - Art," Dillon Press, 1977; "Contextures," New York, 1977; and "Black Artists on Art," Vol. II, Ward Ritchie Press, 1970.

Jackson was the recipient of two Idyllwild Associates Fellowships for Etching/Bookmarking and Dance at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts in 1982 and 1983. In 1981, she was nominated for the first National Awards in the Visual Arts and was artist-in-residence at the Savannah College of Art and Design and at the Gibbs Museum and Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. During 1978 and 1979, she completed two large-scale outdoor murals in Los Angeles as part of the Brockman Gallery Productions CETA Public Art Program. In 1977, two limited edition lithographs were produced while in residence at the Normal Editions Workshop at Center for the Visual Arts at Illinois State University at Normal.

Among many museums and galleries, her work has been exhibited at Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles; Bomani Gallery, San Francisco; Laguna Beach Museum of Art; Fashion Moda; Just Above Midtown Galleries; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the New York Cultural Center; the Oakland Museum; the California Museum of African-American History and Culture; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Palm Spring Desert Museum; Joseph J. Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Miami Dade Public Library; and the Library for Performing Arts at the Lincoln Center, New York.

Jackson's works can be found in public and private collections throughout the nation, including the Indianapolis Museum of Art; Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, New York; Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles; Palm Springs Desert Museum; Savannah College of Art and Design Jen Library; and Mann, Johnson and Mendelhall Corp, Los Angeles.


Suzanne Jackson
Mid City


Suzanne Jackson
Mid City