www.jaynereidjackson.com
And Still I Rise
As a printmaker specializing in etching, mezzotint and monotype, I create still life images to express my interest in depth and light as I try to capture what is special about everyday objects. I turned to intaglio as a way to explore line, shape and shadow concentrating on the techniques that require drawing and painting skills as opposed to photographic or digital techniques. This has led me to the process of mezzotint, a technique that is experiencing a rebirth among printmakers for its rich velvety blacks and its nontoxic process.

My mezzotints are an examination of light and dark using the still life as vehicle to study how glass and simple objects can create an atmosphere of mystery and meaning by manipulating the shadows and reflections of the objects and their surroundings.

A Wisconsin native, I began my work in intaglio and monotype after joining a private print workshop, AGB Graphics, and currently work out of my home studio in Madison, WI. I am known internationally for my mezzotint work and they have been consistently accepted into national and international print shows, both juried and invitational. I am a member of several print societies across the US and exhibit regularly in their member exhibitions. My work has been included in the International Mezzotint Festival in Russia every biennial since its pre-conception in 2009. I am also the coordinator of the annual mezzotint exchange for the International Mezzotint Society and was recently named its Director.
Home:
Madison, WI
WVA membership status:
Professional
Artform:
etching; monotype, mezzotint, color plate work, intaglio





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An annual works on paper exhibition that accepts works in any medium, on or of paper,

An annual works on paper exhibition that accepts works in any medium, on or of paper,

An exhibition of local printmakers and highlighting the mezzotints of the 2017 International Mezzotint Society exchange

We are excited to welcome 40 artists from 30 countries for this comprehensive survey of contemporary mezzotint practitioners from around the world. A unique and particularly demanding medium, mezzotint produces images with an

The theme of the show is "Work of the New Century"

January 9 - February 21, 2018 Reception Friday, February 16, 2018 6:30-8pm
An annual works on paper exhibition that accepts works in any medium, on or of paper,
more info
Northwest Arts Center
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
January 9 - February 21, 2018 Reception Friday, February 16, 2018 6:30-8pm
An annual works on paper exhibition that accepts works in any medium, on or of paper,
Northwest Arts Center
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
January 8 - February 3, 2018
An exhibition of local printmakers and highlighting the mezzotints of the 2017 International Mezzotint Society exchange
more info
Art Gallery, Indiana University South Bend
Education & Arts Building
1002 S. Esther St.
South Bend, IN 46615
January 4 - 27, 2018
We are excited to welcome 40 artists from 30 countries for this comprehensive survey of contemporary mezzotint practitioners from around the world. A unique and particularly demanding medium, mezzotint produces images with an
more info
Davidson Galleries
313 Occidental Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
August 16 - September 16, 2018
The theme of the show is "Work of the New Century"
more info
Syracuse University Art Galleries
Syracuse University
Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244

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