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JACKIE TILESTON

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"Liminal Bloom," mixed media on linen,  60" x 72"

ARTIST STATEMENT:

My work has always been driven by a desire to embed concepts, interests, and critique into the material form of aintings. My work comes out of an interest in painting as a language in which invention, analysis, and the stuff of paint can work in concert with each other. These paintings feed off of the history of abstraction, physics, traditional eastern imagery, Chinese and Tibetan landscape motifs, digital imaging, and other sources.  There is a constant flux between empty and full, atmospheric and graphic, abstract and figurative, quiet and psychedelic.

The recent dialogue about beauty, a passion for color, and a belief in the relevance of tactility and transcendence also informs the work.  This medley of sources is orchestrated to create or reconstruct a world within the paintings in which a new kind of sense is made - one in which the beautiful and the absurd, the sacred and the mundane cooperate.  I want monks and magpies both to love the work.  I am interested in the challenges of trying to forge a pictorial landscape in which anything might possibly be included, but that seems to possess its own internal logic. "Accidental Ironies", for example, combines French "chinoiserie" wallpaper, psychedelic drips, Tibetan landscape motifs, puffs of pigment and cloud like areas painted with a nod to Turner, and a flocked silhouette of Indian deities.

 A recent rereading of Foucault's' 1967 "Of Other Spaces - Heterotopias" essay was an inspiration since it perfectly defined the intent of much of this work - to create paintings in which several different locations or spaces are made to coexist within one space.  In some ways, any of my paintings could be called heterotopic - "juxtaposing in a single real place several spaces, several sites that are themselves incompatible."  Ideas of how we construct our realities and selves through language, social structure, geography, etc. offers a seemingly endless band of possibilities - my work as a painter is knitting the world together in a kind of visual globalism.

I anticipate that this process of gathering, processing, researching, synthesizing, and weaving together diverse imageries and ideas can continue indefinitely - I've never felt my work to be so full of potential or variety.  I think that painting as a whole right now is newly vital again as a result of its ability to absorb, ingest, and transform multiple sources, like a B movie monster devouring everything in its path and becoming weirder, stronger, and more complex. 


RESUME:
Education:
1988 M.F.A. Painting, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1983 B.A. Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1981 Skidmore, Summer Six, Saratoga Springs, NY
1979 Academie Charpentier, Paris, France
Awards/Honors:
2011 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
2006 Guggenheim Fellowship, Painting
2005 Bellagio Residency, Rockefeller Foundation
2004 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Painting
1994 M-AAA/NEA Fellowship Award in Painting
1989–90 Core Fellowship Residency, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1988 High Honors, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1986–88 Academic Fellowship, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1983 Graduated Summa cum Laude, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1982 Phi Beta Kappa, Yale Chapter
Solo Exhibitions:
2014   Jackie Tileston: Field Guide to Elsewhere: New Paintings, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Jackie Tileston: Field Guides, Front Gallery, Houston, TX
2013

Jackie Tileston: Encounters Upon Waking, Crawford Campus Center Gallery, The Episcopal Academy, Newtown Sq., PA

2012   Jackie Tileston: This is Elsewhere, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Jackie Tileston: Freefall, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2011

Jackie Tileston, Parastrata, New Paintings, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009 Mesocosmos II,  New Paintings by Jackie Tileston, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL Read Reviews
Mesocosmos , 
Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Jackie Tileston: Imagination, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
2008

Jackie Tileston: Phenomorama, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX Read Review
Jackie Tileston,
Project 4, Washington, D.C.
Jackie Tileston, Landmark Gallery, Larchmont, NY

2007 Adventures of the Semionauts, New Paintings by Jackie Tileston, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL Read Reviews
Everything in Your Favor,
 
Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Chromotopia, New Paintings by Jackie Tileston, Westby Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Nomadic Thinking.
Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX
2005 Heterotopia: New Paintings by Jackie Tileston, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL Read Reviews
New Paintings by Jackie Tileston,
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2003 Cures for Cosmophobia, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Empty and Full, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX
2000 Jackie Tileston, University of New Mexico Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1998 Jackie Tileston:  New Paintings, Satellite Space, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX
Jackie Tileston, John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1997 New Paintings, Lawing Gallery, Houston,  TX
1995 New Work, Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX
1994 Jackie Tileston, Longview Museum of Art, Longview, TX
1992 New Work, W.A. Graham Gallery, Houston, TX
1989 Introductions, W.A. Graham Gallery, Houston, TX
Two Person Shows:
1995 Kirk McCarthy and Jackie Tileston: Hybrid Vigor, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
1993 Jackie Tileston and Sharon Engelstein, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX
Group Exhibitions:
2014

Zg Summer Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sights From Where the Sun Arrives, Pentimenti, Philadelphia, PA
Heart's Gymnastics, group show, Output Artists Resources, Ridgewood, NY

2013

Zg Winter Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Works Chicago, Metropolitan Capital, Chicago, IL
Chroma Exploda, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
Zg Spring Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012

Zg Winter Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
20 in 2012 vision, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Zg 10th Anniversary Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Super Saturated, Schweindurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
Fresher Paint, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
Medium is the Message, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
Spring Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011

Summer Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Super Saturated: Pigment and Pattern, Kenise Barnes Fine Arts, Larchmont, NY
“Texture.txt”, Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY
Free Range: Painting at Penn, Meyerson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Winter Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010

Zg MMX, group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Crazy Beautiful II, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont NY
Seeing Voices, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

2009 Broad Shoulders and Brotherly Love, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Clusterf*#k, group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Landscape Affected,
University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, Dallas, TX
2008 Painting Pink Pajamas, curated by Heather Brammier, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL
Aqua Art Fair,
Miami, FL
Summer Show,
Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Am the Rhyme,
Group show curated by Shelley Spector, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
Echo: The Rhyme and Contrast of 5 Artists,
Sonnenschein Gallery, Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest, IL
This is My Nature,
Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
2007 Garden in Winter, Garden House Gallery, NY
Crazy Beautiful,
KBFA, Larchmont, NY

Summer Show '07,
Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Drawing Conclusions, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Ultrasonic International III, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Drawing Conclusions,
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Group,
Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Immersion, Icebox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Group Show, Painting Center, New York, NY

Bridge Art Fair,
Zg Gallery & Pentimenti, Miami Beach, FL
Flow Art Fair, KBFA, Miami Beach, FL
Art Chicago, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Summer Show '06, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Working Process, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Scratching the Surface:  Abstraction Now,
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Summer Show '05, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Summer Show '04, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Pieces: Compositions of Accumulation, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Circle Show, Philadelphia Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA
2002 Now Serving, Art in General, New York, NY
Viewing Room, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY
Winter Invitational, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Focal Points, Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2001 Faculty Exhibition, Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2000 new media, new faces, new directions, Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1999 Abstract Reflections, Artscan Gallery, Houston, TX
The Hot Show, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
1998 Organic Produce, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
1997 National Color Award Show, The Stamford Museum, Stamford CT, award
Texas Art Celebration 1997,  1600 Smith St. Gallery, Houston, TX (curated by David Ross, Whitney Museum)
1996 Texas Abstract: New Painting in the Nineties, McKinney Art Center, Dallas, TX;  Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, El Paso; The Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX
1995 Texas Abstract:  New Painting in the Nineties,  ArtPace, San Antonio, TX
Texas Art Celebration 1995, 1600 Smith St. Gallery, Houston, TX (curated by Marti Mayo,
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX)
Faculty Show, Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Summer 1995, Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX
1994 New Work, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Small Works, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX
Texas Biennial, Dallas County Fairgrounds, Dallas, TX
Texas Contemporary: Acquisitions of the 90’s, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1993 Visions-Revisions, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Undercurrents, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX
Small Wonders, Sally Sprout Gallery, Houston, TX
New American Talent, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
34th Annual Invitational, Longview Art Museum, Longview, TX award
1992 The Improvisational Spirit, Transco Gallery, Houston, TX
Texas Art Celebration 1992, 1600 Smith St. Gallery, Houston, TX (curated by Alison de Lima Greene,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
Faculty Exhibit, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1991 Faculty Exhibit, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1990 Core Fellows Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Group Invitational, Art League, Houston, TX
Group Show, New Gallery, Houston, TX
Holiday Celebration:  Gallery Artists, W.A. Graham Gallery, Houston, TX
1989 Core Fellows Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Texas Art Celebration 1989, 1600 Smith Street Gallery, Houston, TX (Curated by Alison de Lima Greene,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
1988 Works in Progress, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Invitational, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Thesis Exhibition, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Publications/Presentation:
2003 Intricacy and the Quantum Baroque in the Visual Arts” essay in catalogue for the symposium “Intricacy: Architecture, Art and New Media”, Institute for Contemporary Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2002 "Deep Play, Dissolution, and Ecstasy", as part of a panel on "Hybrid Vigor: New Territories in Painting" presented at the College Art Association Conference.
1997 “Interview with Oleg Grabar”, Artlies, Issue No. 13, Winter 1996-7
Bibliography:
2009 KYOI "breach dynamics", ROJO Magazine, 240pgs. September 2009
2008 "Jackie Tileston” Review by Michael Odom, ARTFORUM, December 2008, pictured Read Review
Illustrated,
Chicago Home + Garden, p. 96 &97, Nov./Dec. 2008
2007 “Jackie Tileston,” Review by Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune, Sec. 7, October 12, 2007 Read Review
“15 best bets for an artful weekend,” by Alan Artner, Sec. 7, pg.1, Sept. 7, 2007
“Jackie Tileston Brings Brilliant Colors to Chicago,” Alarm Magazine, September 2007
 “Jackie Tileston,”
ArtMOCO.com, September 7, 2007
2006 “Philadelphia Introductions: Jackie Tileston” by Andrea Kirsh, InLiquid, November, 29, 2006, pictured
2005 “Jackie Tileston,” Review by James Yood, Tema Celeste Magazine, July/August 2005, pictured Read Review
“Pomo Painter: Interview with Jackie Tileston,” by Fred Camper, Chicago Reader, April 22, 2005, Sec. 2, p. 23 pictured
Colpitt, Frances, “Jackie Tileston,” Heterotopia catalogue essay, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Anspon, Catharine, review, with photo, Art News, December
1998 Colpitt, Frances, review, with photo, Art in America, May 1988, p. 133
Welch, Roger, “Houston painter Jackie Tileston plays with deep space,”
San Antonio
Express News, April 7, p. 12D
1997 Hicks, Alice, “Spontaneous, Consistently Organic,” Public News, Dec. 3 with photo
Herbert, Lynn, “Hybrid Vigor”, catalog, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
1996 Mitchell, Charles Dee, “Of-This-World Abstracts at the MAC”, The Dallas Morning News, Feb. 10
Johnson, Patricia, “Energy and Color mark CAM Exhibit”, The Houston Chronicle, June 25, p.1D, with photo
1995 Colpitt, Frances, “Texas Abstract”, catalogue essay, ArtPace Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX
Goddard, Dan, “Abstract Art Eschews Emotion: Trends take artist from Nature to Culture, UTSA’s Colpitt Finds”,
San Antonio Express News, Nov. 26, p 3G
Lawing, Doug and Tileston, Jackie, “Jackie Tileston: Recent Paintings”,
exhibition
catalog, October, Lawing Gallery
Schicke, Erica, “Visceral Hunger in a World of Fractals and Manhole Covers”,
Public
News, Nov 1, pp 6-7, w/photo
1994 Chadwick, Susan, “Texas Artists on view in provocative exhibit”, Houston Post, March 5
1993 Frohman, Mark, “Use your illusions”, Public News, October 13
Harris, Al, catalog essay, 34th Annual Invitational, Longview Museum, w/photo
Emenheiser, Karen, “Coming Together: The Biennial exhibit proves Texas art has survived hard times”,
Dallas Observer, Dec. 2008
1991 Chadwick, Susan, “Artists manipulate shape, color, to form improvisational works, Houston Post, October 15
Johnson, Patricia, “Abstract Art shows spirit of observation”, Houston Chronicle, Oct. 21
Chadwick, Susan, “Houston artist adds human touch to abstract works,”
Houston Post, May 28, p C1, w/photo
Chadwick, Susan, “Two juried art shows; one is quite good, the other is good for laughs”, Houston Post, March 12
1989 Chadwick, Susan, “Art: in with the old, out with the new”, Houston Post, July 18
Johnson, Patricia, “Gentle forms appealing at the Glassell Show,”
Houston Chronicle, August 20, w/photo
Chadwick, Susan, “The Core of the Glassell”,
Houston Post, March 25
Public Collections:
The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (Catalog)
The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
West Virginia University Museum of Art, Morganstown, WV
JP Morgan Chase, NY

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