Born in Washington, D.C.
Lives & works in Baltimore, MD
Lauren Jackson is a multimedia printmaker and graphic designer from the DC Metropolitan Area, living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), majoring in Printmaking with concentrations in Graphic Design and Book Arts. Jackson is now completing her Master of Arts in Teaching from the Maryland Institute College of Art, continuing to focus on letterpress printing and paper-making.
Focusing on printmaking, artists' books, and contemporary graphic design, Jackson's work often involves complex typographic solutions paired with illustrative, bold compositions. Her work is heavily influenced and informed by letterpress printing and hand typesetting. Using her extensive relationship with printmaking and print design, she specializes in designing printed materials expressing ambitious narratives and identities.
Lauren has exhibited work nationally, including spaces in Baltimore, MD, Hamilton Woodtype & Museum in Two Rivers, WI and Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery in Indianapolis, IN. Her work is also included in the permanent collection of the Dolphin Press & Print Archive in Baltimore, MD. In 2019, Jackson received the Carrie Macedonia Memorial Scholarship in Printmaking and the Outstanding Achievement in Leadership Award at MICA.
Recent explorations include examining the history of racial profiling through silhouettes and the removal of information and identity byway of multiplicity.