MATTHEW DAY JACKSON
Born in Panorama City, California (US) in 1974. Graduated from the University of Washington in 1997 and from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, in New Jersey in 2001. Jackson is an artist that has worked in a very diverse media, and he produces and exhibits wide-ranging works in sculpture, painting, photography, performance, installations, and more. The concerns he raises in his works cover a wide range of themes, drawing inspiration from various elements such as American pop culture, common imagery, history, natural history, technology, and mythology. As the concept of “Horriful” which evokes beauty and horror at the same time, giving the works a somewhat dystopian feeling. Jackson’s works continue to be exhibited in major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Rubell Museum (Miami), Blanton Museum of Art (Texas), Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), and other museums have his works in their collections. The artist is also known as a licensed drag racer.