Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Akiko Jackson (Seattle) was born in Kahuku, Hawai'i and lives as a working artist. She earned her MA from California State University, Northridge and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts. Since then, she has had several artist residencies, including the Fine Arts Work Center, the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Lawrence Arts Center, Pottery Northwest, and Lo Studio dei Nipoti. Her work has been shown in exhibitions across the United States and internationally, and is in permanent collections in Los Angeles, Kansas City, and Seoul, Korea.  Akiko’s residencies and awards include the Art Bridge Fellowship from the Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Archipelago Foundation Annual Ceramic Residency, among others.

Akiko received a 2013 GAP for time, materials for the multiple parts that involve making and installing the work in a gallery, plus kiln firing and documentation fees. Akiko is creating a new body of work, and learning to weld and fabricate metal as part of the current journey towards a solo exhibition at Pottery Northwest.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.