Jackson Martin Solo Exhibition
Oct 16 –Nov 17, 2017
Reception: October 19, 4:30- 6:30 p.m.
Lecture: 2 p.m.
Rebecca Randall Bryan Art GalleryEdwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Jackson Martin was born and raised on a hippie commune in rural Tennessee. His childhood was marked by exploring the wilderness, rarely wearing shoes and learning the consistent respect for all things. At age 8, he moved to Nashville with his family and graduated from Hume Fogg Academic High School in 1997. Directly out of high school Martin began attending Austin Peay State University where he studied general fine arts and traveled to Mexico for a study abroad program. After completing 4 semesters he quit school and began walking, hitchhiking and trainhopping extensively throughout the United States. He finally returned to school and earned his BFA from Middle Tennessee State University in 2004. He then moved to Baltimore, MD to attend the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, earning his MFA in 2007. Martin regularly exhibits his sculptures on a regional, national and international level. Venues include, among others, Sculpture by the Sea, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and Pratt Institute Sculpture Park. Martin has also taught at several institutions, including East Tennessee State University, College of Charleston, Redux Contemporary Art Center and Penland School of Crafts. Martin now lives in Asheville, NC with his wife and daughter, where he is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina.