Tomashi Jackson (SMACT ’12) has been awarded the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s Rappaport Prize which honors local artists who have “demonstrated significant creativity and vision,” reports Emma Glassman-Hughes for The Boston Globe. Jackson says much of her work “is defined by the push and pull of ‘grief and joy’ and how they appear differently in public and private contexts,” writes Glassman-Hughes.

Established in 2000, the Rappaport Prize is an annual art award presented to a contemporary artist with strong connections to New England by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum through the support of the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation.

Jackson’s research-driven multimedia practice combines painting, printmaking, fiber arts, sculpture, video, and performance to explore the influence of social histories and aesthetic imagery. She has deep ties to the New England area, including earning her MS in Art, Culture, and Technology from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in 2012 and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale University School of Art in 2016. A committed educator, Jackson has taught at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, and Rhode Island School of Design, among others. A lecture is planned at deCordova for May 2024.

The full story can be read at The Boston Globe.