Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Within State Lines II - Stefanie Jackson

Within State Lines II
Exhibition dates: October 9, 2010 - January 8, 2011
Featuring: Jennifer Onofrio Fornes (Augusta), Stefanie Jackson (Athens), Marcus Kenney (Savannah), Kwan Young Lee (Alpharetta) & Philip Morsberger (Augusta)

ABOUT Within State Lines II
To further MOCA GA's mission to support contemporary artists from the entire state of Georgia, Director, Annette Cone-Skelton traveled to four cities: Alpharetta, Athens, Augusta, & Savannah, in order to curate an exhibition of artists from those cities, most have never shown at MOCA GA. A number of these artists were recommended by arts leaders in their communities, including Bill Eiland at The Georgia Museum of Art in Athens; Kevin Grogan at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta; and Steven High, at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah.

ABOUT Stefanie Jackson
Stefanie Jackson is an artist working in Athens, GA. She received her BFA from Parsons School of design in 1979 and her MFA from Cornell University in 1988. She currently teaches drawing and painting in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. Jackson’s dramatic paintings speak of the hardships of African Americans through her distinctive voice. Her work references European traditions, African American music and literature, surrealism, social issues around race, and her life’s own narrative. Jackson has been the recipient of several individual grants from Georgia Council for the Arts and a Special Projects Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. In 2002 Jackson became a recipient of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award in recognition of her life’s dedication developing artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities.

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