Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Spring / Summer 2020 Ariston Jacks

Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence

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Ariston Jacks

Baltimore, MD
May 4 - June 12
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Ariston Jacks is a native of Pine Bluff, AR, currently working in Baltimore, MD. After serving seven years in the US Navy, Jacks completed a Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and later earned a Master’s Degree in painting from the University of Arkansas Little Rock. Ariston has a national exhibition record and was recently featured in PRIZM Art Fair during Art Basel, Miami. His works have been collected by many state, corporate, and private collections, including the Mosaic Templars Museum Collection, African American Museum of Dallas, Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center Museum, and Butler Center Collection.

"Through imagined futures, present perspective, and our ancient truth, I create a juxtaposition of images that become pictographic formulas which redefine the product of our cultural significance in history."

  • Sun Ra, 2019, ink and acrylic paint on bristol board, 19 x 19 inches

  • Origin, 2016, acrylic paint, ink, varnish on wood block, 11 x 8.5 inches

  • I am, 2015, acrylic paint, ink, varnish on wood block, 11 x 8.5 inches

  • Celestial Father, 2019, acrylic, collage on paper, 22 x 18 inches

All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.