Ariel René Jackson
Ariel René Jackson's multidisciplinary practice considers land and landscape as sites of internal representation. Themes of loss and transformation are embedded in their interest and application of sculpture, video, and performance by way of performative and sculptural acts, utilizing repurposed imagery or objects.
Ariel René Jackson was born in 1991 in Monroe, Louisiana. They completed their MFA at The University of Texas at Austin in 2019. Jackson is an alum of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and completed an exchange program at the Royal College of Art in 2018. Their work has been shown at various galleries and institutions such as the SculptureCenter, New York; CUE Art Foundation, New York; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; Depaul Art Museum, Chicago; Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. They currently live in Austin, Texas.
WORK IN THE EXHIBITION:
Ariel René Jackson, A proposed replacement for the equestrian statue of General Beauregard in New Orleans, which was removed in May 2017, 2018. Animated digital photo collage, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. Original photograph by Edmund D. Fountain for the New York Times.