My name is Donna Jackson and I am the owner of DMJStudio. It is my space where I create things that matter to me as a woman, a person of color, an urban dweller and a global citizen. Most of my work and projects uses the power of art to connect and visually impact communities. Through public art, exhibits, film, social collaboration in non-traditional spaces, neighborhoods and public spaces DMJStudio closes the gaps between neighborhoods and places like museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions. I want art to be available for all and our services and projects are geared to do just that. DMJ’s goals are simple; to develop yearly projects and exhibitions that focus on current issues, ideas and the diversity of life, giving more people an opportunity to think outside of our daily beliefs and understandings. For seventeen years, I've also dedicated my skills as a designer and project manager to developing marketing and promotional materials for urban libraries. I have been a graphic/web designer for Detroit Public Library and Houston Public Library systems and brand manager for Houston Public Library. Currently, I consult libraries in brand identity development and work on committees at American Library Association. My goal is to continue to work for public libraries as a consultant and to also develop community-based art projects and exhibitions alike. My major body of work is called Colorful Women: Colorful Women is a series of illustrations and paintings of women. Through color, shape and the use of the human female figure, this series’ objective is to open viewers eyes to feminine beauty that is beyond the curves, clothes, make up and teased hair. These images convey a beauty that comes from the colorful nuisances of women’s personalities, emotions, and experiences.
Donna's ArtPrize Entries
These are Donna's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Donna's Past Work
These are images of past work that Donna has done.