ARTIST STATEMENT

These works begin with the grasses, waters and rocks of the Great Lakes, but they don’t end there. They begin with line – lines drawn with an Asian brush dipped in a paper cup of ink and spread across a sheet of Kozo paper, but often end in layers of colored papers and foil glued onto stretched canvas, protected by layers of acrylic.

In this way, drawings that begin in the visual world quickly become abstract, focusing on the rhythms and layered patterns of our world, much as jazz or classical music bend and transform simple melodies into musical journeys.   Traditional Chinese painters strove to create landscapes in which the viewer could wander, sort of short expeditions for the soul.  I hope these drawings provide a worthy and engaging journey.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014:   Meighen Jackson: Re[de]fined, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY.  Reviewed in Art News, February 2015
2012:  A Year of Grasses, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY
2008:  The Rhythm of the Spheres, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017:  Aligned: Hamrick, Jackson, Youngblood, Henry Ford College,     Dearborn, MI
2017:  LA Art Show: Modern and Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2016:  Curves and Arches: Meighen and Bill Jackson, Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit, MI.
2016:  Detroit Artist Market Biennial All Media Exhibition: Second Prize, DAM, Detroit
2016:  Detroit Abstraction, Janice Charach Gallery, JCC, W. Bloomfield, MI
2016:  Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Faculty Exhibition, BBAC, Bloomfiled Hills, MI
2016:  Gallery Artists Part XIII, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY
2016:  Art Aspen, Aspen Ice Garden, Aspen CO
2016:  ArtWorks Detroit (Michigan Aids Coalition), CCS, Detroit
2015:  Busan Art Show: Busan,Republic of Korea
2015:  The Pink: Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI
2015:  Abstraction, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI
2015:  Ward Gallery Featured Artist: Ward Gallery, Petoskey, MI
2015:  Women’s Mixed Media Exhibit, Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit MI
2015:  ArtWorks Detroit (Michigan Aids Coalition), Detroit, MI
2014:  Je Gallery Inaugural Exhibition: Je Gallery, Shanghai, China
2014:  United States (3 couples show): Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
2014:  Resonance: Lim, Jackson, Ferguson, River Gallery, Chelsea, MI
2014:  Concept Miami:  Bayfront Park, Miami FL
2014:  Reaching for the Light: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2014:  Silicon Valley Contemporary Fair: San Jose, CA
2014:  LA Art Show: Modern and Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2014:  Detroit Artist Market Biennial All Media Exhibition: DAM, Detroit


EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati                                  
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Michigan State University
Bachelor of Science, Education, Magna Cum Laude, Michigan State University