American Cipher 59

American Cipher 59, digital c print, 26 1/2" x 20", 2012

Thomas C. Jackson was born in 1950 in Rock Island, Illinois. He received his B.A. from Western Illinois University in 1972 and his M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1974. He taught art at Mount Mercy College (now University) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and worked in marketing for 20 years before becoming a full-time artist in 2000. Jackson has exhibited his artwork in over 100 solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions judged by museum curators and gallerists from California to New York, and in Israel and Mexico. In 2007 he had a major solo show of his photographs, drawings, and paintings at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. Jackson continues to explore the unusual side of American imagery in photography, painting, and most recently, ink brush drawing.

The artist writes,

"I strive to make relevant, memorable American images that make people think. I am interested in reflecting the mood and feeling of our era.

The opportunities for creative synergy between photography and painting have always fascinated me. Images conceived in the camera and executed by hand offer new experiences of scale and viewing at varying distances.

When combining two or more images into a single artwork, these broken-narrative compositions reflect America's channel-changing attention span and state of mind."

Thomas C. Jackson's website

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