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Deborah Jack

Deborah Jack
112 Center for the Arts
North Campus
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Department of Visual Studies
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Deborah Jack is an artist whose work is based in video/sound installation, photography, painting and text. Her current work deals with trans-cultural existence, memory, the effects of colonialism and mythology through re-memory. Her art has been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally, internationally including major group exhibits namely Caribe Now: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Diaspora organized by el Museo del Barrio, Infinite Island: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean at the Brooklyn Museum and Tropicalisms at the Jersey City Museum. She has had residencies at Lightwork and Big Orbit Gallery Summer Artist in Residence. Awards and honors include a Lightwork Artist-in-Residence, Big Orbit Gallery Summer Artist in Residence, a CEPA Exhibition Award, New York Foundation for the Arts SOS grant, and The Photography Institute-National Graduate Seminar Fellow. She has received grants from the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund of the Netherlands Antilles. Her work is part of the Lightwork Collection, the Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University, and the collection of the Island Government of St.Martin. She has published two poetry collections: The Rainy Season (1997) and skin (2006) and her work is included in the collection, Where I See the Sun: Contemporary Poetry in St. Martin (2013). Deborah has been an invited poet at festivals in, Indonesia, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa and the Netherlands. A book about her series, evidence, part of the Chroma series will be published by the California Institute of Integral Studies. Jack is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at New Jersey City University where she teaches photography and is the coordinator of the BFA Thesis program.