Atelier Past Faculty

Ariel "Aryel" René Jackson


We are the [Hackers], Baby, [Hackers] are we, 2021-2022. Big Medium Gallery, Austin, TX. Photo courtesy Ariel "Aryel" René Jackson


Ariel "Aryel" René Jackson is a Black creole anti-disciplinary film-based artist whose practice considers land and landscape as sites of internal representation. Themes of transformation are embedded in their interest and application of repurposed imagery and objects, video, sound, and performance. Jackson's work is heavily influenced by their afro-creole Louisiana heritage and Black American cultural language. They currently live and work in Austin, Texas, where they teach foundation courses at Texas State University. Jackson is an alum of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2019), Royal College of Art Exchange Program (2018), and The Cooper Union (2013). Their work has been shown nationally and internationally at various galleries and institutions such as the Digital Arts Resource Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; the Dallas Contemporary (2021); Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle (2021); Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans (2018); Depaul Art Museum, Chicago (2018); Rhode Island School of Design Museum (2017); and Studio Museum in Harlem (2016).