Suzanne Jackson

Born 1944, St. Louis, Missouri;

Solo Exhibitions

2023 ‘Somethings in the World’, Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Milano , Milan
2022 ‘Listen' N Home’, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago
  ‘In Nature's Way...’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2019 ‘News!’, Ortuzar Projects, New York, New York
  ‘Five Decades’, Jepson Center, Telfair Museums, 207 W. York St. Savannah, Georgia
  ‘Holding on to a Sound’, O-Town House, Los Angeles
2015 ‘Suggestions From Nature’, Temporary Agency , Ridgewood, New York
2013 ‘Birdmusic’, Indigo Sky Gallery, Savannah, Georgia
2012 ‘Suzanne Jackson’, Local 11 Ten, Savannah, Georgia
2010 ‘Lighter than Usual’, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Danville, Virginia
2009 ‘Southern Shapes and Surfaces’, Phillip J. Hamilton Gallery, Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia
  ‘Suzanne Jackson’, Robert Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, Georgia
  ‘Suzanne Jackson’, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, West Virginia
2008 ‘Beyond the Image’, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia
  ‘Suzanne Jackson and Peter Hoss’, Albany Art Museum, Albany, Georgia
2007 ‘Suzanne Jackson Monoprints: The Colored Garden’, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California
2005 ‘Suzanne Jackson: Monoprints and Drawings’, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
2002 ‘Suzanne Jackson: A Drawing’, La Minime's Galerie, La Rochelle, France
2001 ‘Suzanne Jackson’, Café Metropole, Savannah, Georgia
1999 ‘Suzanne Jackson / Michael Rich’, Galerie Lumiere, Savannah, Georgia
1986 ‘Suzanne Jackson’, Black Like Me Gallery, San Francisco, California
1985 ‘Suzanne Jackson’, Sargent Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California
1984 ‘Suzanne Jackson / Tom Corn’, Fashion Moda, South Bronx, New York
  ‘Little Images’, Ingber Gallery, New York, New York
  ‘Suzanne Jackson: Recent Paintings’, Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1981 ‘Suzanne Jackson’, Exhibit A Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
1979 ‘Suzanne Jackson’, Robert's , Venice, Los Angeles, California
1978 ‘Suzanne Jackson’, Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1976 ‘Suzanne Jackson: Paintings and Drawings’, Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1974 ‘Suzanne Jackson’, Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1972 ‘Recent Paintings and Drawings’, Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  ‘Suzanne Jackson: Drawings and Paintings’, Fresno Art Center, Fresno, California
  ‘Suzanne Jackson: Paintings’, Haggin Art Galleries, Pioneer Museum, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
  ‘Suzanne Jackson’, San Jose Art League, San Jose, California

Group Exhibitions

2023 ‘Re-Materialized: The Stuff that Matters’, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan
  ‘Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art’, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville
2022 ‘Joan Didion: What She Means’, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (Curated by Hilton Als)
  ‘Just Above Midtown: 1974 to the Present’, MoMA, New York
  ‘Amalia Mesa-Bains: Venus Envy, Chapter I and Madrinas y Hermanas (Godmothers and Sisters)’, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
2021 ‘You've Come A Long Way Baby: The Sapphire Show’, Ortuzar Projects, New York, New York
  ‘Now Is The Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection’, Baltimore Museum, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, Maryland
  ‘I Know Where I'm Going - Who Can I Be Now’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘I Know Where I'm Going Who Can I Be Now’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Off the Wall’, Mnuchin Gallery, New York, New York
2020 ‘Winterfest: An Exhibition of Arts and Crafts’, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
  ‘Stars of Everything: Dial World, Part II’, David Lewis Gallery, New York, New York
2019 ‘Entanglements’, Laney Contemporary, Savannah Georgia
  ‘Denying The Calendar, The Wrinkles and Lines of The Body’, Grice Bench, Los Angeles, California
  ‘Please Recall To Me Everything You Have Thought Of’, Morán Morán, Los Angeles, California
  ‘Life Model: Charles White and His Students’, LACMA, Los Angeles
2018 ‘West by Midwest’, MCA, Chicago
  ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’, Brooklyn Museum
2016 ‘Reflections of the Self: Selections from the Permanent Collection’, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, California
2012 ‘Places of Validation, Art & Progression’, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, California
2011 ‘Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980’, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Exhibition traveled to MoMA PS1, Queens, New York; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
2010 ‘Why Go Anywhere Else?’, Center of Contemporary Art, Petrović Castle, Podgoncia, Montenegro, Exhibition traveled to Modern Gallery, Budva, Montenegro; Kod Homena Gallery, Kotor, Montenegro; Gallery Josip Bepo Benković, Herceg-Novi, Montenegro; O3ONE Art Space, Belgrade, Serbia; Cvijeta Zuzorić Art Pavilion, Belgrade, Serbia; Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia.
  ‘Normal Editions Workshop Collaborative: Prints, 1976—2008’, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2009 ‘Gallery 32 & Its Circle’, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
2005 ‘African American Artists in Los Angeles: A Survey Exhibition’, Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University
2000 ‘The Right to Be’, Ely House Museum, New Haven, Connecticut
1989 ‘The Sixties: A Cultural Awakening Reevaluated, 1965 - 1975’, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, California
1985 ‘California Black Women Artists’, Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles, California
1981 California African American Museum, Los Angeles, California
  ‘Forever Free: Art by African-American Women 1962-1980’, Center for Visual Arts, Illinois State University, Normal Illinois , Exhibition traveled to Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina; The University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, Maryland; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1978 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
1977 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
1975 ‘Selected Visions, Black Expressions: Charles White, Suzanne Jackson, William Pajaud’, Haggin Art Galleries, Pioneer Museum, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
1974 ‘Synthesis’, Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York, New York
  ‘Directions in Afro American Art’, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  ‘West Coast ’74: The Black Image’, E.B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, California, Exhibition traveled to Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
1973 ‘Black Mirror’, Womanspace Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  ‘Blacks U.S.A. 1973’, New York Cultural Center, New York, New York
  ‘Diana Bates Edwards, Suzanne Jackson, Mary O’Neal’, De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
  ‘Art of Black Americans, '73’, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
1971 ‘Black Untitled II/Dimensions of the Figure’, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland
1970 ‘Sapphire Show: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’, Gallery 32, Los Angeles, California
  ‘Two Generations of Black Artists’, Fine Arts Gallery, California State College, Los Angeles, California
1968 Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, California



2023 Rhea Dillon: Artist‘s Favourites, Spike, 76 20/07/2023
2021 McCullough, Barbara : ‘Suzanne Jackson’, Bomb Blog, 19/10/2021
  Thomas, Alexandra M.: ‘A Landmark Show of Black Women Artists Gets a Second Life’,, 27/07/2021
  Scott, A.: Rediscovering A Revolutionary Gallery Show of Black Women‘s Art, The New Yorker, 03/07/2021
2020 Jackson Suzanne: ‘Mary Lovelace O’Neal by Suzanne Jackson’, Bomb Magazine, 28/09/2020
  ‘The Artsy Vanguard 2020’, Artsy, 20/09/2020
  Miller, M. H.: ‘Black Gallerists and Artists’, The New York Times Style Magazine, 13/04/2020
2019 Smith, Melissa: ‘We Had to Do It For Ourselves‘: Legendary Gallerist and Artist Suzanne Jackson on Why the Art World Has Never Gotten Her Story Right, artnet, 20/11/2019
  Felsenthal, Julia: ‘An Artist Who Makes Paintings Without a Canvas’, The New York Times Style Magazine, 19/11/2019
  Quinn, Chase: ‘The Paradoxes of Gallerist and Artist Suzanne Jackson’, Frieze, 27/09/2019

Exhibition Reviews

2021 Valentine, Victoria L.: ‘Black Female Artists Who Got Their Start in 1960s and 70s are Focus of Two Group Exhibitions in New York’, Culture Type, 31/07/2021
  Hopkins, Zoë: You‘ve Come a Ling Way, Baby: The Sapphire Show, The Brooklyn Rail, 13/07/2021
  ‘Your Concise New York Art Guide for’,, 13/07/2021
  Loos, Ted: ‘A Supernova Still Glows 51 Years Later’, The New York Times, 16/06/2021
  Financial Times, 10/06/2021
  Loos, Ted: A Rare Spotlight on Black Women‘s Art Still Shines After 51 Years, The New York Times, 06/06/2021
2020 Adamson, Glenn: Suzanne Jackson‘s Ethereal Acrylic Hangings Connect Autobiography and Abstraction, Art in America, 17/02/2020
  Heinrich, Will: ‘What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries’, New York Times, 09/01/2020
  ‘Suzanne Jackson Ortuzar Projects’, The New Yorker, 06/01/2020


2022 Suzanne Jackson: Five Decades, Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia