Vermont Glass Guild
with Robert DuGrenier Glass Art Gallery and Design Associates
In a long career of diverse experience, Jim Jackson has pursued painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film, video and various design and theatrical projects. He has shown work extensively.
Jim is a graduate of the University of Texas and Pratt Institute Graduate School where he studied with New York abstract expressionist George McNeil.
He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts travel study grant on graduation from the University of Texas. Also, he was awarded a separate NEA fellowship for study at Pratt Institute.
He has taught art in New York City and developed teaching and community outreach projects for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cultural Affairs Department.
In l975 E.P. Dutton published Seeing Yourself See with text and illustrations by Jim Jackson. This was followed by a presentation lecture to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Education.
In l984 he and his assistants designed and fabricated exhibits for the Children’s Zoo at Franklin Park, Boston.
He has served on the faculty of Suffolk University, New England School of Art and Design.
Spring and summer 2002, he was invited to design four stained glass windows and a large painting for the new home of Janet and Booker Bush, Wellesley, MA and then honored with an open house retrospective exhibition of paintings, sculptures and video, October 2002.
In 2008 he moved to Vermont, then in 2011 began working with Robert DuGrenier Design Associates as an artist and designer. He was influencial in establishing the Glass Art Gallery, Townshend, Vt. and shows work there.