Matthew Day Jackson

B.1974, Panorama City, CA, USA. Lives and works in Brooklyn, USA


Matthew Day Jackson
Matthew Day Jackson, Hauta, 2012. Photo: David Bebber


Matthew Day Jackson (b 1974, Panorama City) works in sculpture, film, photography, painting, performance, and installation. Jackson has long explored the dialectics of historical narratives and dominant ideology. These investigations address the American Dream myth, science and technology, and modes of power through idiosyncratic materials and wide-ranging production methods. Jackson uses frameworks such as domestic space, exploration, conquest, and space travel to illuminate the relationship and tensions between materiality and ideal. The resultant work is an uncanny and discomfited distillation of a failed utopia. Jackson’s work has been presented internationally in solo exhibitions including Serlachuis Museum in Mantta, Finland; ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe, Germany; Qiao Space in Shanghai, China; Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta; Gemeentemuseum, in Den Haag, The Netherlands; MAMbo in Bologna, Italy; and Kunstmuseum Luzern in Lucerne, Switzerland.