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Philip R. Jackson Works Biography

Philip R. Jackson Biography

Representational artist Philip R. Jackson paints in the still life tradition capturing the essence of life in a still moment. Although his staple subject has a long historical lineage, it is obvious his paintings are not your grandmother’s still life. The illusion of his realism captures objects seemingly inanimate but as light reveals them, their mysteries uncover a conversation that’s been happening long before our approach to the picture. His still life paintings have been widely received and featured in many premiere art magazines and are part of numerous private, corporate and museum art collections nationwide. John Wilmerding, acclaimed author, collector and former curator at the National Gallery of Art, wrote of him as the “Still Life Painter for the 21st Century.” He has received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Montreal, Canada, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Tyrone Guthrie Foundation in Monaghan, Ireland. Jackson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio and his Master of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He also studied abroad at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. He resides in Oxford, Mississippi where he teaches at The University of Mississippi and heads the painting program.

CURRICULUM

EDUCATION

2002   MFA, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2001   Summer Study, (SACI) Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

2000   BFA, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006- Present           Professor of Art, Painting Area Head

The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi

 

ART JURYING EXPERIENCE

2018   60th Mid States Juried Exhibition, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana

2018   Mississippi Arts Commission, Statewide Individual Artist Grant Competition

2015   Germantown Art League, Annual Juried Exhibition, Germantown, Tennessee

2012   West Virginia Juried National Exhibition, Charleston, West Virginia

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

SECAC          Member since 2011

Zeuxis            Member since 2018

(Zeuxis is a collective of painters that focus on the still life.)

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Evansville Museum of Art, History, & Science, Evansville, Indiana

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi

Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi

Mississippi Arts Commission, Jackson, Mississippi

Renasant Bank, Tupelo, Mississippi

West Baden Springs Resort, French Lick, Indiana

 

AWARDS/ GRANTS

2020   Individual Artist Grant, Mississippi Arts Commission

Atelier Focus Fellowship, AIR Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, Alabama

2019   International Collaboration Grant, The University of Mississippi

2017   Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship ($15,000)

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi

2015   Individual Artist Grant, Mississippi Arts Commission

2014   Purchase Award, The Red Clay Survey • Huntsville Museum of Art

Huntsville, Alabama, Juror: Suzanna Coffee

2013   Summer Faculty Research Grant, The University of Mississippi

2012   Best in Show, The Academy of Fine Arts Juried Exhibition • Juror: Lee Sandstead

Summer Faculty Research Grant, The University of Mississippi

2011   Summer Faculty Research Grant, The University of Mississippi

2008   Individual Artist Grant, Mississippi Arts Commission,

Research Scholar Fellowship, The University of Mississippi ($12,000)

Martha and Merritt DeJong Memorial Artist-in-Residence Fellowship

Evansville Museum of Art Evansville, Indiana

2006   Purchase Award, 2006 Biennial: Contemporary American Realism

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana • Juror: Peter Tatistcheff

2001   Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Fellowship ($12,500) • Montreal, Canada

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2020   AIR Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, Alabama

2019   Tyrone Guthrie Foundation, Monaghan, Ireland

2008   Evansville Museum of Art Evansville, Indiana

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019   Ireland Landscapes, Tyrone Guthrie Foundation, Monaghan Co. Ireland

Florals, Gumtree Museum of Art, Tupelo, Mississippi

            Painting Ireland, Honors College, University of Mississippi

Ireland En Plein Air, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan, Ireland

   Florals & Studies, Southside Gallery, Oxford, Mississippi

2018   Still life Paintings, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi

2016   Preludes, Southside Gallery, Oxford, Mississippi

2012   Suspended, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, Texas

2010   Still-Life As Theater, The University of North Carolina, Asheville

2009   Southside Art Gallery, Oxford, Mississippi

2008   A Most Remarkable Theater: A Survey of Fifty Paintings

Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, Indiana, Catalog

2007   Still-Life Theatre, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2006   Stage-Struck, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, Texas

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020   (Zeuxis) Gems, THERE Gallery, NYC

Painting Through Things, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana

2019   (Zeuxis) My Studio, Traveling Exhibition, ( NYC, Alabama, Ohio)

Realism, Traveling Exhibition, (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana)

2018   Two-Person Exhibition, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama

(Zeuxis) Drawing the Curtain, First Street Gallery, NYC

(Zeuxis) Veils, THERE Gallery, NYC

2017   (Zeuixis) The Unstilllife, traveling exhibition (Delaware College of Art & Design,     Wilmington, Delaware; The Painting Center, NYC; University of Arkansas, Fort            Smith Arkansas; University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford, Mississippi)

(Zeuixis) Flowers as Metaphor, traveling exhibition (Hendrix College, Conway,      Arkansas; Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California; Notre Dame de Numar Univerity, Belmont, California)

2016   Mississippi Invitational, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi

Juror: Marisa J. Pascucci

International Juried Show of Contemporary Still Life, John F. Peto Studio Museum

Island Heights, New Jersey, Juror: Dr. Tom Folk

International 12th Annual Magnitude 7, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

2015   Strange Paradise, First Street Gallery, NYC, Juried National, Juror: Steven Harvey

2014   Contemporary American Realism Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art,

The Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama

Juried National, Juror: Suzanna Coffee

2013   Evansville Collects: The Contemporary Still Life, Evansville Museum of Art

High: Realism’s Realism, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Juried National

77th Midyear Juried Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

2012   Contemporary American Realism Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juror: Frank Bernarducci

Small Works, Harper College, Chicago, Illinois, Juried National

Juror: Aron Packer, Director of Packer Schopf Gallery

National Juried Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, Virginia

Juror: Lee Sandstead

2011   BOXED: 5 Southeastern Artists, Whitespace, Mordes Collection

West Palm Beach, Florida, Curated by Rod Faulds, Invitational

SouthXeast, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida,

2009   Mississippi Invitational, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi

Juror: Peter Plagens, Catalog, Article, “Mississippi Yearning”, Art In America

For Real? The Art of Deception, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, North Carolina

2008   Contemporary American Realism Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art • Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried National, Catalog

Fresh Art • Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio 

Summer Selections, John Stobart and Hammond Harkins Gallery

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

2007   New Beginnings, Hentschel Art Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa

Richeson 75: Still Life, Richeson School of Art and Gallery, Kimberly, Wisconsin Juried National

Group Invitational, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

New Still Life Paintings, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2006   Contemporary American Realism Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art,

Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juror: Peter Tatistcheff, Purchase Award, Catalog

Drawn to Drawing: The New Masters, Group Invitational

Southern Ohio Museum of Art, Portsmouth, Ohio, Brochure

Group Show, Edith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito, California

The Contemporary Still Life, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, New York

My Favorite Things: Contemporary Realism, Center of the Earth Gallery

Charlotte, North Carolina

Small & Wonderful, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2005   Art for Life, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

Leading Lights, Alumni Invitational Exhibition, Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, Ohio, Poster Cover

Summer Selections, John Stobart and Hammond Harkins Gallery

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

2004   151st Mid States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts, Evansville, Indiana

Juried National

Observation, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, Juried National

Juried Group Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio

A Measured Vision, Group Invitational Exhibition, Joseph V. Canzani Gallery Columbus, Ohio

2003   Ohio State Fair Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio, Juried National

Still Life, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Great Plains National Ninth Annual,  Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art

Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, Juried National

International Juried Show, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts

Summit, New Jersey

2002   150th Mid States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Art

Evansville, Indiana, Juried National

            All Kentucky Juried Exhibition, Capital Arts Center, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Roland Byars Willock Memorial Merit Award

84th Annual Toledo Area Artist Exhibition, Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, Ohio

Juried Regional

People, Places, and Things, John Stobart and Hammond Harkins Gallery

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Liminal Observations, Gallery Genori, Florence, Italy

2001   Drawing From Perception VI , Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Juried National

Annual All-Ohio Juried Exhibition, Ohio State University, Mansfield, Ohio

83rd Annual Toledo Area Artist Exhibition, Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, Ohio

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INPA 9, Manifest Gallery, International Juried Competition, January 2020

Seed, John, “Painting the Spirit of Things,” Huffington Post, February 7, 2017

Gallery, Artelibre, “Arte y Libertad XI”, Yearbook Catalog, Hardcover, 2016, Spain

Seed, John, “Hightened Perceptions”, Poets and Artists Magazine, June 2015, #65

O’Hern, John, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Contemporary Realism, American Art Collector, November 2014

Gangelhoff, Bonnie, “Artistic Excellence”, Southwest Art Magazine, December 2013: pages 77, 70-85.

Smith, Stephen, “The New Aesthetics,” Post-Modern Times, the journal of aesthetics and art history, vol.1, No.2, 2013, pages 28-31.

Doherty, M. Steven, “John W. Streetman III: Offering a Showcase and a Critical eye to Contemporary Realists,” Plein Air Magazine, March 2012 pages 43-47

Peterson, Martine, “Fresh Paint,” American Art Collector Magazine, Still Life Issue, February 2011, pages 166-169.

Wolf, Elizabeth, “Contemporary Realism Biennial 2010,” exhibition catalog with photograph, Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 3, 2010.

Metcalf, James, “Unexpected Combinations of Objects,” American Artist Magazine, Still Life Highlights, Featured Artist, April 2010: pages 100-107.

Plagens, Peter, “Mississippi Yearning,” Art In America, November 2009: 99-108

Metcalf, James, “Extraordinary Still Lifes,” American Artist Magazine, Featured Artist, July/August 2007: pages 40-47. Cover story

Gangelhoff, Bonnie, “Not Your Grandmother’s Still Life”, Southwest Art Magazine, Still Life Issue, June 2007: pages 17, 106-111.

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