Matthew Day Jackson's famously interdisciplinary artwork employs a wide array of media. He has been known to use materials ranging from decommissioned military airplanes and car parts to sponge cake and abalone shell. At the centre of all of this is the human body and all its physical senses, the evolution of human thought, our faith in technology, and exploring the boundaries of our homo-centric world. Often monumental in scale, Jackson's work present both positive and dark sides of human experience, suggesting there is the potential in everything we do to create both beauty and horror, a dichotomy the artist has termed 'the Horriful.'
Matthew Day Jackson was born 1974 in Panorama City, California and lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC.
Matthew Day Jackson is an American artist whose multifaceted practice encompasses sculpture, painting, collage, photography, drawing, video, performance and installation. Since graduating with an MFA from Rutgers University in 2001, following his BFA from the University of Washington in Seattle, he has had numerous solo exhibitions. His work has been shown at MAMbo Museo d'Arte Moderna in Bologna, Italy; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Colorado; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA; the Portland Museum of Art Biennial in Portland, Maine; and the Whitney Biennial Day for Night in New York.