Suzanne Jackson

Foundation studies professor


  • B.A., art, San Francisco State University, 1966
  • M.F.A., design, School of Drama, Yale University, 1990


Select exhibitions, including: The Hammer Museum, Getty Research Institute, Danville Museum of Fine Art and History, Ferst Fine Arts Center, Parkersburg Art Center, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, The Albany Museum, Carnegie Art Museum; permanent collections: The Rumsey Indian Rancheria, Indianapolis Museum of Art, California Museum of African American Art

Awards, recognitions and honors

Outstanding Creative Achievement Award; Presidential Fellowship for SCAD Faculty Development; finalist, purchase award, Hermes Scarf Design Commission; Who's Who in American Art, Special Edition; Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century; Who's Who in the South and Southwest; Cave Canem Foundation Poetry Fellowship; Who's Who in the World of Women; Yale University Fellowships, Yale Repertory Theatre, School of Drama

Publications and Presentations

  • "L.A Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980," The California/International Arts Foundation new encyclopedia, compiled by Lynn Kienholz, Getty Foundation, 2011
  • "Gallery 32 and Its Circle," Loyola Marymount University catalogue, 2008
  • "Marks From the Matrix," edited by Richard Finch and Veda M. Rives, Normal Editions Workshop, University of Illinois, 2007
  • "Internationale Biennale fur bildende Kunst - Austria 2002" catalogue "African American Artists of Los Angeles: Suzanne Jackson," interview by Karen Anne Mason, Oral History Program, University of California at Los Angeles, 1998
  • "Gumbo YaYa, Anthology of African American Women Artists," Midmarch Arts Press, 1995
  • Cover story in Black Art, an International Quarterly, Vol. III. No. 4, 1981
  • Contributions of Women Art, Dillon Press, 1977
  • Contextures, Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York, 1977
  • Black Artists On Art, Vol. II, Ward Ritchie Press, 1970