E. Jackson’s practice is an enquiry into the introspective space of painting. Her approach uses personal correspondence and distribution mechanisms to seek meaningful relationships between a painting, an individual, cultural imaginaries and other artforms.

Jackson uses painting to think about private space, interiority and interrelation. Submerged gold leaf grounds, buried earth pigments and base mineral colours retreat into the material skin of the paintings. Each painting is a dialogue, an ongoing conversation about imagination and memory. With a focus on the cultural life of the work, Jackson develops connective strategies that embed the paintings in professional exchanges, gift economies, architectural sites, and museum collections. She is interested in how painting can establish different modes of circulation and value.

For example, one of Jackson’s lines of enquiry explores the contemporary relevance of the celestial sphere, as archetype, for painting. Through this work she considers both the material resonance of ultramarine and gold leaf, and the imaginative possibilities of interpretation and correspondence. In exchange for writing and sound, Jackson circulates her Archetype Paintings with a growing network of collaborators – writers, poets, philosophers, composers and musicians.


E. Jackson [b. UK 1979]
contact: atimeinplace.studio@gmail.com

education and training
2016-17 Syllabus II, a peer-led artist development programme delivered by: Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; New Contemporaries; S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Spike Island, Bristol; and Studio Voltaire, London
2005-7 MA Communication Art and Design, Royal College of Art
2001–4 BA (Hons.) Graphic Design, University of Brighton

exhibitions & publications
2020 upcoming – Sounding Painting, artist edition
2020 upcoming – Writing Painting #2, artist book
2019 Writing Painting #1, artist book published
2019 Esparto (collaboration), Fundación Pedro Cano, Murcia, Spain
2018 Esparto (collaboration), Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona, Spain 2018
2018 Light Events, esparto shadows (bookwork)
2017 Group show, In the Open, Sheffield: an exhibition of collaborative artworks around place, landscape and environment
2017 Looking for the Sky in the Earth (poster publication)
2017 Guest Projects with Syllabus II

2017-18 Cambridge School of Art, AA2A artist in residence
2017 Guest Projects with Syllabus II
2013 Frans Masereel Centrum (International Residential Print Centre), Belgium
2013 Joya: arte + ecología (off-grid Art Centre), Spain
2012 Frans Masereel Centrum (International Residential Print Centre), Belgium

workshops & artist talks
2018 Artist Showcase: presentation of works on paper, Cambridge School of Art
2017 Artist Talk: presentation of works, Cambridge School of Art
2017 Discussion: New Networks: New Normal, Apt Gallery, London

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Colour Reference Library, Royal College of Art, London Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, Library & Archive
National Art Library, London
Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge
Special Collections, Manchester Metropolitan University Victoria and Albert Museum (Prints & Drawings), London The Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths, University of London

RESIDENCIES (selected)

AA2A Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
2017-18 (image shows work in progress)


Guest Projects (with Syllabus II), London
May 2017


Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium
October – November 2013 |  June – July 2012

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