Akiko Jackson

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Originally from Kahuku, a rural North Shore community on the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i, Akiko Jackson currently works in Philadelphia, PA. Jackson explores the visceral qualities of fiber and clay, reflecting. on ancestral traumas and the loss of maternal language. Her process, akin to weaving and vessel imprinting, demands time for reconciliation. Jackson’s path has been fueled by her drive to use art to nurture deeper connections in society. What does it mean for those of us who have lost the language of our mothers? How do we both honor and grieve displacement? Jackson has been awarded numerous fellowships and residencies such as the Louise Bourgeois Endowed Fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, the Roswell AiR Foundation, NM, and the Windgate Fellowship through the Vermont Studio Center, VT. She has exhibited work in the Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, and the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Her work is currently on view at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Terminal B through 2024.

Workshops

Building BIG: Coiling Large Vessels

In this workshop you will jump into the guided challenge of building a sculptural vessel over four feet tall. Over the course of 5-days, we will methodically work with a […]

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