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Jesse Jackson


b. 1978, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, lives and works in Irvine, California, United States





2009        M.Arch., University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)


2005        B.F.A. course work, Emily Carr University (Vancouver, Canada)


2004        B.A.Sc., University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)


Solo Exhibitions 

2021       Marching Cubes Final Countdown, Experimental Media Performance Lab (Irvine, USA)    

2020       Suburban Ecologies, Great Park Gallery (Irvine, USA)

2019       Skip Stop, Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

               Marching Cubes 1728, Experimental Media Performance Lab (Irvine, USA)    


2017       Marching Cubes Assembly #28 (Gravity-Inflected Spherical Void), Platform 28 for Art & Architecture                          (Tehran, Iran)

               Marching Cubes: Boris, Patkau Project Space (Vancouver, Canada)

               Marching Cubes Assembly #18 (Untitled), Arts Brookfield Grace Building (New York, USA)


2016       Marching Cubes, Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto, Canada) 

               Marching Cubes, Experimental Media Performance Lab (Irvine, USA)


2014       Radiant City, Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto, Canada)


2013       Automatic/Revisited (with Luke Stern), Latitude 44 (Toronto, Canada)


2009       West Lodge (with Gene Mastrangeli), Convenience Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

               Usonia Road, Larry Wayne Richards Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

               Automatic (with Luke Stern), Larry Wayne Richards Gallery (Toronto, Canada)


2007       Landmarks and Monuments, Larry Wayne Richards Gallery (Toronto,             Canada)



Selected Group Exhibitions


2022        Curated Shorts Program, Surrey Art Gallery (Surrey, Canada)


2020        Word and Image in Dialogue, Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, USA)


2018        Multiple Contingencies, Open Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

                Beyond Convergence, Stockholm Kulturhuset (Stockholm, Sweden)


2015        Toronto 2020, WORKShop (Toronto, Canada)


2013        Art, Anthropology, Collaboration, Arts Incubator (Chicago, USA)

                Project 31, OCAD University (Toronto, Canada)


2012        Doors Open Toronto, Cannon Design (Toronto, Canada)

                Photorama, Gallery TPW (Toronto, Canada)


2011        Figure Ground, Gladstone Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

                Photorama, Gallery TPW (Toronto, Canada)


2010        Caochangdi Photospring, Pékin Fine Arts (Beijing, China)

                Ming Modern, WORKShop (Toronto, Canada)

                Photorama, Gallery TPW (Toronto, Canada)

                Iterations, Arepa (Toronto, Canada)


2009        Exposed, Gladstone Gallery (Toronto, Canada) 

                Photorama, Gallery TPW (Toronto, Canada)


2008        Timespace, Gladstone Gallery (Toronto, Canada)



Selected Reviews, Catalogues, & Essays


2021        Los Angeles Review of Books, September 12, 2021

                LA Weekly, March 25, 2021

                Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2021


2019        OC Weekly, October 31, 2019

                Toronto Life, June 11, 2019

                The Globe and Mail, June 1, 2019

2017        Espace Art Actual 116, May 2017

                ARTORONTO, January 9, 2017


2016        Creative Applications Network, December 14, 2016


2014        The Globe and Mail, October 3, 2014

                Visual Anthropology Review 30, no. 2, Fall 2014


2013        South Side Weekly, November 28, 2013


2011        Inter art actuel 108, June 2011


2009        The Globe and Mail, February 6, 2009



Selected Grants and Awards


2020        Orange County Community Foundation

                Beall Applied Innovation Faculty Innovation Fellow


2017        The Green Initiative Fund 


2016        UCI Dean’s Honoree for Teaching Excellence 

                New Matter Educate and Inspire Grant


2016        Canada Council for the Arts New Media Production Grant 


2014        Hellman Foundation Hellman Fellowship


2013        Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design

                Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

                Ontario Arts Council


2012        Federal Economic Development Agency

                Ontario Arts Council


2009        Nominee, Prix de Rome, Canada

                Ontario Arts Council

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