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DEREK JACKSON

Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1972, Derek Jackson lives between Portland and New York, where he received his B.F.A. from New York University in 1994, and his M.F.A. from City University of New York, Brooklyn College in 1996. Jackson works in photography, painting, and performance exploring the nature of anthropomorphism and transformations of gender, race, age, and class. As a child, actor and artist Jackson has used costumes and props to ???dress-up??™ and transform himself. He has been included in the following exhibitions, Homomuseum, Exit Art, New York; Artist in the Marketplace 24, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; DL: The ???Down Low??? in Contemporary Art, Longwood Art Gallery@Hostos, New York; The Return to Africa, Westmont College Reynolds Gallery, Santa Barbara.

At Artists Space as part of Performance as Cultural Gift and Labor curated by Edwin Ramoran.