SA/VS Visiting Artist: Etienne Jackson
October 28th, noon
Etienne Jackson Born in Tuskegee, Alabama and native of Opelika, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College in 1998. In 2009, he received a Master of Fine Arts from Georgia State University Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design.
His professional experiences include adjunct professor of art at Kennesaw State University, Urban Planner for City of Atlanta’s Department of City Planning, Public Art Manager, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program where he was first introduced to art conservation and worked actively with communities and stakeholders in the development and placement of public art in neighborhoods across Atlanta.
Jackson’s experiences in construction, architecture, urban planning, and visual arts provided him the expertise and knowledge to oversee the management of the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs public art program as the Public Art Project Supervisor from 2002-2006. He lead the agency in the development of a public art database, maintenance program, commission and acquisition of works of art, and actively worked with communities and stakeholders and neighborhoods across Atlanta.
Through his public and private experiences he has placed, installed, and conserved large-scale indoor and outdoor two and three dimensional works for private clients and public entities like the City of Atlanta, The Atlanta Public Art Legacy Fund, Atlanta Beltline, Oakland Cemetery, Odeleye Sculpture Studios and the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.
Jackson is an accomplished sculptor, wood worker, and metal fabricator with his work been exhibited in Ohio, Chicago, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Georgia. He has also fabricated metal works for national and regional artists. In his studio practice his work focuses on memory and mnemonic associations with objects, patterns, forms, and spaces that create and maintain connections to our past and establish new transformative futures.