Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Jackie now lives and works in the Los Angeles area.
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
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
Bunny Gunner Gallery, Claremont, CA. Violet Hour
Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA. Starburst (Part of the Window Dressing Exhibition Series)
Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA. Deflated/Defeated
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
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
Young Women’s Christian Association, Oakland, CA. BFA Thesis: Landscapes in Metal
Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN. Spectrum
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
Maison Riz, Redondo Beach, CA. CA 101 2019
The Little Gallery, San Bernardino, CA. Unbuntu
BoneHouseBridge, Claremont, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Studio 127, CGU, Claremont, CA. Exquisite Corpse
East and Peggy Phelps Galleries, CGU Claremont, CA. 27+3
Progress Space, Pomona, CA. UnProfessionals
Progress Space, Pomona, CA. Renaissance Women
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
(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.
Call & Response virtual collaboration, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
SoundPEDRO at Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA. Debuted "Lightwave" a sound sensitive sculpture that lights up when it "hears" sound.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Choose Your Objectification, Los Angeles, CA. An affordable art project that highlights the American culture of objectification through consumerism of novelty objects.
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
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. Sculpture on loan to the Arts and Hummanities department office: Flesh Sacs
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.
Grace Chemicals, Baltimore, MD. Collaborative mural: Maryland’s Wetlands
Patapsco High & Center For The Arts, Baltimore, MD. Collaborative mural: Art Through Time
The Apothecary Gallery, Pomona, CA. Various Exhibitions
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
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
We Go Down Sewing: The Auntie Sewing Squad, Radical Care and Racial Justice During Covid-19, University of California Press
“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/
Fall 2013 issue of online zine Viral Cat. http://www.viralcat.com/fall2013issue.htm
PUBLISHED WRITINGS AS AUTHOR
Catalog Essay, Shhh... Say Nothing: An Honest Look At Silenced Voices, Suzanne Gibbs
Catalog Essay, Caron Rand solo Exhibition at Tolerance Education Center, Rancho Mirage, CA.
Thought piece: Beauty is Resistance. Published online at Riot Material:
Contributed an article and imagery to the Baby Elephants Project. Publication 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/
“Vanity Galleries: Emerging Artists Beware!” published online at Artists At Work, A Professional Practices Blog on www.gyst-ink.com
“The Art of Critique” published in The Pomona Valley Art Association Newsletter, Pomona, CA
LECTURES, JURIES, PANELS, & WORKSHOPS
Lecture: Online Artist Talk, The Maloof Foundation, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfxUaJ6PdSaJTN9UwjpmYdQ
Lecture: Artist Talk and studio visits with MFA students, California State University, San Bernardino
Panel: On Beauty at Norco College Art Gallery, Norco, CA.
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.
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.
Jury: Worked with several other artists to judge End of Year Student Art Show, Victor Valley High School, Victorville, CA.
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.
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
The Artists is In Residency, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY.
Hatchfund Grant, crowd funded grant to support the project Deflated/Defeated.
Art Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
Transdiciplinary Reading/Working Group Grant, Claremont Graduate University. Awarded for research group Methods of Innovation: The Process of Gaining Inspiration From the Other Side.
Creative Achievement Award, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA.
Maryland Senatorial Scholarship, State Senate of Maryland
Three sculptures chosen to decorate the set of MTV’s Real World, Season 20, Hollywood, CA. (aired in February 2008)
BIOGRAPHIES / REVIEWS
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
Exhibition Preview of the Window Dressing exhibition series.
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/
Review: Man 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
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.
Review: YOU ARE HERE: Installations and Space Expanse. Published newspaper IE Weekly.
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
Article featuring myself and my art work. “Art In The Real World” published in newspaper The Dundalk Eagle, Dundalk, MD
Contributing Writer at Art and Cake, Los Angeles, CA. Reviewing exhibitions in Southern California, published online at https://artandcakela.com/