Jayne Reid Jackson (born Milwaukee, WI; lives in Madison, WI) received a BS in art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally at venues including the Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI; Atlanta Print Biennial, GA; PrintAustin, TX; Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN; Arkansas State University, Jonesboro; H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI; Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Madison; Museum of Wisconsin Art at Saint John’s On The Lake, Milwaukee; Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Kent State University at Stark, North Canton, OH; Webber Gallery, Ocala, FL; Printmaking Invitational, Paducah School of Art and Design, KY; Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City; and Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA; as well as the Inkmasters Inkfest, Cairnes, Australia; Epreuve dArtiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium; 6th Shanghai Intaglio Printmaking Exhibit, Shanghai, China; Mezzot’India Invitational, Bihar Museum, Patna, India; Mezzotinta International, Instituto Cultural de Aquascaleintes, Mexico; Gallery El Ahuehuete, Penjamo, Mexico; Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, Covasna, Romania; International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia; High Graphics, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia; International Printmaking Biennial, Cacak, Serbia; and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung. Jackson has written several articles for Journal of the Print World and has work included in several public collections in the US, China, India, Italy, Russia and Taiwan. She is a member of several print societies and is the Director of the International Mezzotint Society.
Statement from the Artist:
As a printmaker, my interest in tone and value led me to mezzotint, a technique that is experiencing new interest among printmakers for its ability to achieve rich velvety blacks in a nontoxic process. My mezzotints are an examination of light and dark primarily in still life, to create mystery and visual poetry from simple objects by manipulating shadows and reflections.