In 2005, Brooklyn-based visual artist Matthew Day Jackson received an Emergency Grant to cover a budget shortfall when completing the casting of a bronze sculpture, which was then successfully installed at the MetroTech Center in Brooklyn.
Later that year, Jackson was featured in a solo show at Perry Rubenstein Gallery and included in the Whitney Biennial and MoMA PS1’s Greater New York exhibition. New York Magazine named Jackson, amongst a number of other FCA grantees, as one of “10 Artists on the Verge of a Breakthrough.”
Since then Jackson has held residencies at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in 2006 and at the List Visual Arts Center at MIT from 2008-2009. His work is highly sought after by collectors. He has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Hauser & Wirth Gallery, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery and Peter Blum Gallery, among many others here and abroad. In the spring of 2012, Jackson’s solo museum exhibition, In Search of, traveled to the Gemeente Museum Den Haag in The Hague, The Netherlands. The following year, he had solo exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth in New York, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art in Germany, and Southwood Garden, St. James’s Church in England.