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).
News + Links
Do Black and Hispanic People Feel Welcome in Austin? | Texas Monthly, Jan. 2022
Justice Delayed: “Make America What America Must Become” at the CAC New Orleans | Art in America, April 2021
Ariel René Jackson on the ‘Detective Work’ of telling truthful stories | Hyperallergic, Feb. 2021
Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art — Ariel Jackson’s “Here’s Hoping (AKA The Blues) | University of California Press
Listen to the Cage Match Project Podcast, hosted by Ariel René Jackson