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Bio↓Rush Jackson is an interdisciplinary artist and designer living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Utilizing painting, drawing, video, installation, and printed matter, Jackson’s project is invested in expanding and obfuscating the Black cultural lexicon, emphasizing perspectives on Black representation that are reparative in nature. Reparative Black representation, defined by the artist, occurs under the conditions in which Black autonomy is preserved, and singular/essentialist notions of Blackness are rejected. 

Selected regional venues Jackson has exhibited their work at includes ICA Philadelphia, American Medium, High Tide, Vox Populi, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.


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B. 1996, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ

EDUCATION

2019 — BFA in Fine Arts, Emphasis in Painting/Drawing, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2018 — Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, Norfolk, Connecticut

2016 — AST in Graphic Design, Antonelli Institute, Glenside, PA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 – Design is Inclusive, DesignPhiladelphia, Center for Architecture and Design, Philadelphia, PA

2019 – VOX XV: What Makes That Black?, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2019 – A Place to Weep!, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA


2018 – Punctual Reality, High Tide, Philadelphia, PA

2018 – Imperfect Tools for Navigation, American Medium, New York, NY

2017 – Crosscurrents, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017 – Open Video Call, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA


PERFORMANCES

2019 – Hotter Than July; I Just Might Burn You in August, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

AWARDS / GRANTS / SCHOLARSHIPS

2019 – Emerging Artist Microgrant, Corzo Center

2019 – Frances C. Tucker Prize for Innovation in Materials and Techniques, The University of the Arts

2018 – Ellen Battel Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale University

2018 – President’s Fund, The University of the Arts

2017 – Crosscurrents Full Tuition MFA Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

2016/2019 – Trustee Scholarship, The University of the Arts

2016/2019 – Dean‘s Scholarship, The University of the Arts


PRESS

2018 – Philly Artblog, High Gloss and Nuanced Selves at High Tide’s Punctual Reality, by Olivia Jia

2018 – Brooklyn Rail, Imperfect Tools for Navigation, by Vijay Masharani