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Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Jackie now lives and works in the Los Angeles area.

 

EDUCATION:

 

Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

                Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art, 2013

California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland and San Francisco, CA

                Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry/Metal Arts, 2004

Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts, Baltimore, MD

                Visual Art Magnet Program Diploma, 2000

  

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

 

Adjunct Professor at Norco College, Norco, CA.  Teaching Sculpture, Art Appreciation, Color Theory

Adjunct Professor at Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA.  Teaching 3D Design, Life Drawing

  

EXHIBITIONS:

 

Solo Exhibitions/Installations

2019

Bunny Gunner Gallery, Claremont, CA.  Violet Hour

2018

Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA. Starburst (Part of the Window Dressing Exhibition Series) 

2014

Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA.  Deflated/Defeated

2013

Peggy Phelps Gallery, CGU, Claremont, CA.  MFA Thesis: There Be Dragons

Installation Gallery, CGU, Claremont, CA.  Installation: In Between The Moment

DC Gallery, CGU, Claremont, CA. Of Architecture And Line

2012

Peggy Phelps Gallery, CGU, Claremont, CA.  Installation: Feminization of Space (Wax Paper Room)

Installation Gallery, CGU, Claremont. Ribs

Studio 113, CGU, Claremont, CA.  War of Two Cities

2004

Young Women’s Christian Association, Oakland, CA.  BFA Thesis: Landscapes in Metal

 

Group Exhibitions

2021 

Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN. Spectrum

2020

Cerritos College Art Gallry, Cerritos, CA. Hindsight is 2020, Dispatches from the Edge of an Apocalypse

Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA. TYPE

Fat Canary Gallery, online.Self-Portraits in the Pandemic

2019

Maison Riz, Redondo Beach, CA. CA 101 2019

The Little Gallery, San Bernardino, CA. Unbuntu 

BoneHouseBridgeClaremont, CA. ARTCRIB 19

The Nook Gallery, Inglewood, CA.  Locating Form in Virtual Spaces  

Creative Commons Summit, Lisbon, Portugal.  Open Press Collection, Ed 2

House Of Writers/Park View Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.  We Are One

ACE/121 Gallery, Glendale, CA. There Is No End To Her

dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA.  Mail Art Love 

Kölner Graphikwerkstatt, Cologne Germany. Open Press Collection 

2018

The Little Gallery, San Bernardino, CA. Uncle Bacon's Mail Art Flux

Progress Gallery, Pomona, CA. 50/50: The Creative Magic of Collaboration

UCR Artsblock , Riverside, CA. Imperial Lofts Exhibition

BoneHouseBridge, Claremont, CA. ARTCRIB 18

Garcia Center of the Arts, San Bernardino, CA. Printmaking Show

Norco College Gallery, Norco, CA. Faculty Show

2017

Progress Gallery, Pomona, CA. Peak and Ground of Creativity

Studio 6, Claremont, CA. Creating Community

Brand Gallery, Glendale, CA. Man Made

Art Share LA at Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles, CA. Resurgence

2016

Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA. Holiday Show

Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA.  Mutual Appreciation Society (MAS) Attack Last

Redondo Art Association, South Bay Galleria, Redondo Beach, CA. CA 101 2016

2015

Private Residence, Garden Grove, CA. JUST IGNORE ME

Industrial Cathedral, AES Power Plant, Redondo Beach, CA.  CA 101 2015

Formation Gallery, Pomona Artwalk, Pomona, CA.  SUBLMNAL

2014

Artra Curatorial, Barker Hanger Studios, Santa Monica, CA.  MAS Attack 7

Gallery Conceal Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.  The Butterfly Effect: Moment by Moment

Sukedo Public Hall & Kominka House, Ashikaga, Japan.  The Butterfly Effect

WIHTO, Fullerton, CA. LGT! presents What I Have To Offer

Coachella Valley Art Center, Indio, CA.  LA N CV

dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA. Strange Comfort

2013

Private Residence, Garden Grove, CA. Just Ignore Me

Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA.  Plastic Sunshine

Peggy Phelps and East Galleries, CGU, Claremont, CA.  You Are The Ocean And I Have A Fear Of Drowning

Gallery 3, CGU, Claremont, CA.  A Special Thanks to the Sculptures and Sculptors of Early Monumentalism

Studio 112B, CGU, Claremont, CA.  Four Sculptures and a Floor

The Lawn, CGU, Claremont, CA.  Large Scale Sculpture

2012

Mosaic Gallery, Pomona, CA.  Untitled.

CGU Campus Main Galleries, Claremont CA.  INDecent Proposal

CGU Campus Main Galleries, Claremont, CA.  While You Were Out

Harper Hall, CGU, Claremont, CA. Underwater Cathedral

The Loft, Pomona, CA.  Island Fever

Mosaic Gallery, Pomona, CA.  Women to Women

Da Center For The Arts, Pomona, CA.  Trilateral Exchange: The MFA Candidate Exhibition

Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA.  Something Superbly Small: Pint Sized Art

Studio 113, CGU, Claremont, CA.  Collaborative Installation: Form and Fester

Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA.  So-Cal a Graduate Introspective

2011

Studio 127, CGU, Claremont, CA.  Exquisite Corpse

East and Peggy Phelps Galleries, CGU Claremont, CA. 27+3

2007

Progress Space, Pomona, CA.  UnProfessionals

2006

Progress Space, Pomona, CA.  Renaissance Women

2004

California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA.  Graduating Student Show
California College of Arts & Crafts, San Francisco, CA.  Jewelry/Metal Arts Departmental Senior Show

PUBLIC ART / SOCIAL PRACTICE / COLLABORATION

Ongoing

(en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Poster Project, Los Angeles, CA.  Spearheaded by Micol Hebron, participants make "data visualizations" of the statistics of representation (of male vs. female) in galleries all over the world.  Created poster for George Billis Gallery.

One Hundred Vibrant Artists, Los Angeles, CA.  100 hundred artists from LA are paired with poets who reflect on the artwork.  Book coming soon.

2020

Call & Response virtual collaboration, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

2019

SoundPEDRO at Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA.  Debuted "Lightwave" a sound sensitive sculpture that lights up when it "hears" sound.

2017 

Art: Eyes on Healing, Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA.  Festival culminated in group collaboration between presenters, artists, faculty, staff, and students on campus.  Created an installation connecting atrium garden performance space outside to inside lobby.

2016

CURRENT:LA: Public Art Biennial, Los Angeles, CA.  Exhibited Sculpture Rain Chains under “KPARK,” KCHUNG’s event programming, at both South Weddington Park and Point Fermin.  

2013-2015

LGT! (acronym for Let's Get This!) A grass-roots curatorial project that connected artists with curators, and curators with space, producing over a dozen pop-up and month-long exhibitions throughout southern California.

2014

WHITE HOUSE Curated by Kio Griffith at Roppongi 605, Tokyo, Japan.  Provided a voice recording of a recited quote and personal story responding to it. 

Butterfly Effect, Los Angeles, CA & Okinawa, Kyoto, Ashikaga, & Tokyo, Japan. Collaborating with Artists Takeshi Kanemura and Snezana Petrovich to create a series of performances and exhibitions for both American and Japanese Audiences. 

www.facebook.com/ButterflyEffectArtProject

2013

Choose Your Objectification, Los Angeles, CA.  An affordable art project that highlights the American culture of objectification through consumerism of novelty objects.  

2013

Crit Sessions, Claremont CA.  Participant in project created by curator Jennifer Frias, to engage and empower the public in art by conducting critiques in of work in the artist’s studios.

Drucker School of Business, Claremont, CA.  Sculpture on loan to the Arts Management department office: Woven Wire

2012

Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.  Sculpture on loan to the Arts and Hummanities department office: Flesh Sacs

2005

Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center Gallery, Pomona, CA. Onsite painting (various projects) every Saturday for 6 months.  Visitors were encouraged to ask questions about the process of painting, or about the art.

1998

Grace Chemicals, Baltimore, MD. Collaborative mural: Maryland’s Wetlands

1997

Patapsco High & Center For The Arts, Baltimore, MD.  Collaborative mural: Art Through Time 

CURATORIAL

2014-2015

The Apothecary Gallery, Pomona, CA. Various Exhibitions

2014

Mosaic Gallery, Pomona, CA.  Clarke Latta Henry III: These Things Happen

dA Center For The Arts, Pomona, CA.  Trilateral Exchange 2.0

Villa Riviera Ballroom, Long Beach, CA. LGT! Presents Out of Place

2013

Pomona Packing Plant, Pomona, CA. LGT! presents You Are Here: Installations and Space Expanse.  Co-curated with Jennifer Frias

Private Residence, Los Angeles, CA. LGT! Presents Parallel

Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA. Co-Curated with Takeshi Kanemura. LGT! Presents Plastic Sunshine

Groundspace Project -Project Room, Los Angeles, CA. LGT! Presents tried to nap on a cloud but i fell to the ground

PUBLISHED ART

2021 

We Go Down Sewing: The Auntie Sewing Squad, Radical Care and Racial Justice During Covid-19, University of California Press

2014

“Crochet as a Model for the Elasticity of Skin Cells” published in Vol. 1, Is. 2 of the STEAM Journal: The Quantified Self published online at http://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol1/iss2/

2013

Fall 2013 issue of online zine Viral Cat.  http://www.viralcat.com/fall2013issue.htm

PUBLISHED WRITINGS AS AUTHOR

2020

Catalog Essay, Shhh... Say Nothing: An Honest Look At Silenced Voices, Suzanne Gibbs

2019

Catalog Essay, Caron Rand solo Exhibition at Tolerance Education Center, Rancho Mirage, CA.

2017

Thought piece: Beauty is Resistance.  Published online at Riot Material:

https://www.riotmaterial.com/?s=jacqueline+bell+johnson

2014

Contributed an article and imagery to the Baby Elephants ProjectPublication date TBA.  http://dwillsonblog.wordpress.com/babyelephantproject/

“The Importance of Drawing to Bring Ideas to Life”  published online at Notes on Art blog: http://suzannegibbs.com/installation/guest-blog-post-jackie-bell-johnson/

2008

“Vanity Galleries: Emerging Artists Beware!” published online at Artists At Work, A Professional Practices Blog on www.gyst-ink.com

2007

“The Art of Critique”  published in The Pomona Valley Art Association Newsletter, Pomona, CA 

LECTURES, JURIES, PANELS, & WORKSHOPS

2020

Lecture: Online Artist Talk, The Maloof Foundation, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfxUaJ6PdSaJTN9UwjpmYdQ

2018

Lecture: Artist Talk and studio visits with MFA students, California State University, San Bernardino

Panel: On Beauty at Norco College Art Gallery, Norco, CA.

2017

Panel: Discussing the exhibition "Line-Five Different Stories" at the Inland Empire Museum of Art, Upland, CA.

Lecture: Artist Walkthrough of Man Made Exhibition, Brand Library in Glendale. 

Lecture: Artist lecture at Mount San Jacinto College, Menifee campus for Art History class.

2014

Lecture: Artist Lecture at Riverside City College for Art Appreciation class.

Panel: Butterfly Effect artist panel at City Hall, Ahikaga, Tochigo, Japan

Lecture: Butterfly Effect lecture at Toyo Institute of Art, Tokyo, Japan.

Lecture: Artist lecture at Mount San Antonio College exploring the role of drawing in creating my installation work.

2009

Jury:  Worked with several other artists to judge End of Year Student Art Show, Victor Valley High School, Victorville, CA. 

2008

Jury: Sole Juror for La Habra Art Association Group show.  

Lecture: Environmentalism As An Art Movement, Invited to do lecture as part of their “Green Week.”  Baltimore County Community College, Dundalk Campus, Dundalk, Maryland.

2007

Instructor: “The Art of Critique” workshop discussing and practicing the basics of critiquing artwork.  Held at The Progress Space, Pomona Valley Art Association, Pomona, CA. 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES

2020

The Artists is In Residency, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY.

2014

Hatchfund Grantcrowd funded grant to support the project Deflated/Defeated

2012

Art Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. 

2011

Transdiciplinary Reading/Working Group Grant, Claremont Graduate University.  Awarded for research group Methods of Innovation: The Process of Gaining Inspiration From the Other Side.

2000

Creative Achievement Award, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA.

Maryland Senatorial Scholarship, State Senate of Maryland

ACCOLADES

2007

Three sculptures chosen to decorate the set of MTV’s Real World, Season 20, Hollywood, CA. (aired in February 2008)

BIOGRAPHIES / REVIEWS

2018

Curatorial Essay: The Gruen Transfer: Culture, Placemaking, and the Semiotics of Window Displays by James MacDevitt for Window Dressing.  http://www.blurb.com/books/8793870-window-dressing

Article: https://artandcakela.com/2018/01/15/cerritos-college-gallery-window-dressing/

Exhibition Preview of the Window Dressing exhibition series.

2017

Review: "Wo(Man) Made" at the Brand Library and Art Center written by Genie Davis.  Published online at https://artandcakela.com/2017/05/07/woman-made-at-the-brand-library-and-art-center/

ReviewMan Made written by Michael Shaw.  Published in print in ArtScene, vol. 36, No. 7. Published online at http://www.visualartsource.com/index.php?page=editorial&aID=3932

Article: Exhibition preview of Man Made at Brand Library and Art Center.  Published online at the Glendale News Press of the Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/socal/glendale-news-press/entertainment/tn-gnp-me-man-made-20170314-story.html

2014

Article: Coverage of Butterfly Effect Exhibition in Ashikaga.  Published in newspaper Shimotsuke Shinbun, on Monday, November 17, 2014.  Written by Editor Yumiko Ono.

Article: featuring recent artwork as shown on my website.  Written by Dallas Jeffs. http://artistrunwebsite.com/blog/886/Fabric+and+Hanging+Objects:+Art+by+Jacqueline+Bell+Johnson

Review: Deflated/Defeated installation.  Published online in El Intruso.   

http://elintruso.com/2014/04/28/dorian-wood-rattle-rattle-chamber-orchestra-en-concierto-derribando-paredes/

2013

Review: YOU ARE HERE: Installations and Space ExpansePublished newspaper IE Weekly

http://ieweekly.com/2013/10/arts/arts-feature/sculptural-splendor/

2012

Artist Interview with Suzanne Taski-Gibbs.  Published on the blog Notes on Art.  http://suzanneutaskigibbs.blogspot.com/2012/07/jackie-bell-johnson-artist-interview.html

Article featuring myself and my art work.  “Student Acheivements” published in The Pedant (spring Issue), Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 

2008

Article featuring myself and my art work.  “Art In The Real World” published in newspaper The Dundalk Eagle, Dundalk, MD 

 

Other Employment: 

Contributing Writer at Art and Cake, Los Angeles, CA.  Reviewing exhibitions in Southern California, published online at https://artandcakela.com/