Matthew Day Jackson
Matthew Day Jackson was born in 1974 in Panorama City, California. He trained at the University of Washington and the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, in New Jersey. He currently lives and works in New York. Day Jackson appropriates everyday symbols and objects – sometimes also used and recycled objects – in order to stage dramatic scenes relating to American society, with clear references to glorious episodes from American history as well as the collapse of utopian ideas. His work consists of installations, collage, paintings and sculptures, and present a lucid reflection on the failure of the western thought systems: religious, scientific, socio-political and aesthetic.
Recent exhitions dedicated to his work include those held at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich (2014), ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (2013) and MAMbo, Bologna (2011). His work was shown at Palazzo Grassi in the exhibition ‘The World Belongs to You’ (2011-12) and ‘Mapping the Studio’ (2009-11).