Night Gallery is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Tomashi Jackson's "Ecology of Fear (Gillum for Governor of Florida) (Freedom Riders bus bombed by KKK)," 2020, to the Guggenheim Museum. The work is currently is included in the group exhibition Off the Record, organized by Ashley James, on view at the Guggenheim Museum through September 2021. It was first presented in Jackson's exhibition Forever My Lady, which opened at Night Gallery in January 2020.
Tomashi Jackson is a multimedia artist whose work gathers images and materials from public records and personal archives, giving visual embodiment to the relationships between political events and personal experiences. Through evocative materials and optical illusions, Jackson's works provoke immediate responses but call for closer attention and consideration, toward a larger reassessment of American history. Earlier this year, Jackson's work was acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her 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 Summer 2021, Jackson will present her exhibition The Land Claim at the Parrish Museum of Art, Water Mill, NY, and in Fall 2021 she will present Brown II at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Her work will also be included in What is Left Unspoken, Love at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA 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.