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Rush Jackson is an artist and independent graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Moving fluidly between art and design-oriented practices, Jackson is invested in expanding the Black cultural lexicon through collaborative methods of production, such as graphic design and publishing, while maintaining an independent studio practice consisting of printed matter, painting, video and installation.
    Selected regional venues Jackson has exhibited their work includes ICA Philadelphia, American Medium, High Tide, Icebox Project Space, Vox Populi, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
    In 2020, Jackson created Onyx Self-Imaging, a full service, independent graphic design & art direction studio working with clients/collaborators  in the arts & culture spheres, as well as prioritizing design for grassroot organizing & advocacy contexts.
Onyx works on comprehensive projects ranging from publication design, art direction, and brand identity development, to motion graphics & site development.

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B. 1996, South Orange, New Jersey


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


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


BFA Thesis, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA


2018

Punctual Reality, High Tide, Philadelphia, PA


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


2017

Crosscurrents, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA


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


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


2018

Ellen Battel Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale University


President’s Fund, The University of the Arts


Crosscurrents Full Tuition MFA Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts


2016/2019

Trustee Scholarship, The University of the Arts


Dean‘s Scholarship, The University of the Arts


Press

2020

AIGA Eye on Design, Designer Rush Jackson on Making Work that Expands and Shapes the Black Cultural Lexicon, by Camille Okhio


2018

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


Brooklyn Rail, Imperfect Tools for Navigation, by Vijay Masharani