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Vincent Jackson

One of the most prolific and longest practicing artists at Creativity Explored, Vincent Jackson (b. 1961, San Francisco) is known for his large-scale figurative oil pastels. His thick, defining lines break the human form into geometric shapes filled with a heavy impasto of layered colors arranged with Jackson’s masterful sense of harmony. The resulting mask-­like works can be viewed as a contemporary renewal of traditional African and Oceanic folk art imagery. "My faces are my way of telling a story rather than writing," he remarks. 

Jackson’s work was chosen to adorn the third series of artisanal chocolates from Recchiuti Confections. Also, CB2 chose his work for a limited edition tote bag and for a ceramic vase. 

Jackson joined the Creativity Explored studio in 1984 and has exhibited work nationally and internationally (See below). 

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Samples of Jackson's work





Selected Exhibitions

2017
Black White, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Spring-Summer Pop-up, Parlor, San Francisco, CA
Outsider Art Fair 2017, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

2016
Fonds Duvel Moortgat, MADmusée , Liège, Belgium
Tabula Rasa, Creativity Explored , San Francisco, CA

2014
They are full of holy..., Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Shoerageous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2012
Out of Order, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2011
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
The Masters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Black and White and Read All Over, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Spectrum, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2009
TV and Me, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
Finders Keepers, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Transmissions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Shadowshine, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Nature Rules, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Sacred Places, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Drawing the Line, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Wear to Go, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Aliens: the Green Ones, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
The Pink Show, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Spirits and Saints, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Heads n' Tails, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Dialogue Project at Funabashi Cure Gallery, Funabashi Cure Gallery, Funabashi, Japan
Fired and Wired, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Japanese Rock n' California Roll, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Lit, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA