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Malika   Jackson




2016                  Masters of Fine Art - Low Residency Program - School of the Art Institute, Chicago

1977                Bachelor of Fine Arts - School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois

1971                 Illinois State University,  Normal, Illinois


2020  SPARK Award Recipient

2015  Hyde Park Art CENTER Program

2008   Honorable Mention - Museum of Science & Industry

2006   Outstanding Artist – Disaporal Rhythms Art Association

2005   Art Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago

2000   Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Harold E. Miller Award, Chicago

1999   1st Place Award, Illinois Service Federal Art Exhibit, Chicago

1978   Design Award, Amelia Skyles Scholarship Award, Chicago

1977   Design Award, Ann Brooks Industry Award

1977   Design Award, Fur Industry International Award

Solo Exhibitions

2022  Whispers of A World Without Words - HPAC, Chicago, Ill

2000   ETA Theatre Gallery, Chicago, Il

1993   Seaway National Bank, Chicago, Il

Collaborative Projects

2011    Chicago Public Art Group – Youth Detention Center Art Project

2010    Chicago Public Art Group (Carolyn Elaine/John Gray-lead Artist)

Group Exhibitions/Festivals

2023                  Evanston Art Center

2023                  Sapphire & Crystals

2023                  Healing Academy

2022               Addington Gallery

2022              Sapphire & Crystals

2022              Beverly Art Center

2022              Evanston Art Center

2022              Healing Academy 

2021              Tall Grass  Art Association-NOT  REALLY, Park Forest, Ill

2021               South Haven Center  for the Arts-THE SKIN I'M IN, South Haven, Michigan

2021              Contemporary Art Center-BRAVE  ENOUGH TO BE, Peoria, Illinois 

2021              Black Creativity, Chicago, Illinois

2020              Fine Line Creative Art Center, St. Charles, Illinois

2020              HOME    -  Women  Mae Virtual Exhibition

2020              TOUCH - Women Made Virtual Exhibition

2020              The Sarah Ball Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2020              Black Creativity,  Chicago, Illinois

2020              Beverly Art Center, Chicago, Illinois 

2019              Beverly Art Walk, Chicago, Illinois 

2018              Hyde Park Art Center

2018              Anne Lloyd Gallery,  Decatur, Illinois

2018              SEPIA Art Collective

2017              OH Gallery-Taking Shape,  Chicago, Illinois

2017               Annual Cultural Connection African Art Bazaar, Chicago, Il

2016               Reflections - South Shore Culture Center,  Chicago, Illinois

2015               Gerald Griffin Gallery-Group Show, Chicago, Illinois

2015               INTERWOVEN - MFA group show, Chicago, Illinois

2015               THE ART HOUSE-juried show, Chicago. Illinois

2014               'OFF CENTER'- group show               

2014               Fast Forward, Rewind: Play - Hyde Park Art Center

2014               From the Earth-Woman's Made Gallery

2014               South Shore Community Art Center, Chicago, Il

2013                10 Year Retrospect - Disaporal Rhythms - Logan Center, Unversity of Chicago

2013               Gallery D’Estees Art Show (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc), Chicago, Il

2013                Center Program - Hyde Park Art Center

2011                African Art Festival, Chicago, Il

2010                Noyes Gallery, Evanston, Il

2010                Museum of Science & Industry-Black Creativity), Chicago, Il

2008               Artopolis – Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Il

2008               Museum of Science & Industry-Black Creativity), Chicago, Il

2006               Diasporal Rhythms Fine Art Show

2006               R.A.W. (Real Art Work), Chicago, Il

2005               Chicago Public Art Group Auction, Chicago, Il

2005               Chicago Artist Coalition Art Open, Chicago, Il

2005               South Shore Cultural Center Art Exhibition, Chicago, Il

2002               African Art Festival, Chicago, Il

2001                Evanston Ethnic Art Festival, Evanston, Il

2000               ‘COLOURS’ Fine Art Exposition (Navy Pier), Chicago, Il

1999                Around the Coyote Art Show, Chicago, Il

1999                Seaway Bank Art Festival, Chicago, Il

1998                 Woodshop Art Gallery, Chicago, Il

1998                South Side Community Art Center-New Faces, Chicago, Il

1998                Blvd Art Center – Women’s Work, Chicago, Il



2012   Ronald McDonald’s House – Ryder’s Cup Public Art Exhibit,  Chicago, Il

2009   City of Chicago “Suite Home Chicago” Public Art Exhibit, Chicago, Il

Print Media

Chicago Gallery News, Hyperallergic- SPARK  Grant

CGN highlighted CAC's awardees for SPARK Grant

South Shore Current - Magazine Cover

‘Producing Local Color’-Art Network In Ethnic Chicago, by Diane Grams (interview)

 Huffington Post            ‘Curators of Dixon’ (quotes from interview)

 Internet Zoom Info      ‘Curators of Dixon’  (quotes from interview)

 Jet Magazine                    Woodshop Gallery  (featured)                                                                                                       

‘Curators of Dixon’, by Pamela Sherrod Anderson (featured art teacher)

Related Experience

2020                       Curator, Women's Made Gallery Show 

2010 – Present    Coordinator– Arthur Dixon Elementary School

2010                       Chicago Public Art Group – Artist for Mural (47th Street Project)

1989 – 2010         Teacher, Chicago Public Schools – Arthur Dixon Elementary School

2006                       Instructor, Kenwood/Oakland Charter School

1974                       Site Supervisor, Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

1972                      Supervisor, Blvd Art Center (Gallery 37)

1963 – 1989         Secretary/ Office Manager  - YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Professional Organizations/Memberships or Professional Affiliations

Women Made Gallery

Chicago Artist Coalition

Chicago Public Art Group

Alliance of Artist Community

DuSable Museum

City of Chicago Public Art Resource

Hyde Park Art Center


Travel/Foreign Languages

2014     Tuscany, Italy, La Meridiana International School of Ceramics

2010     Ceramic Workshop2010   Art Tour, France, Venice and Italy


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