b.1953, UK; lives and works in London

2015 Elected as a Royal Academician

1975-78 Royal College of Art, London, MA

1971-75 St Martin’s School of Art, BA 

Vanessa Jackson is known for bold paint works and wall installations that have appeared in feature films and been exhibited internationally since her fist solo show in 1981 at London’s AIR Gallery. Prior to that, Jackson was President of the New Contemporaries, in 1975. She has also been chair and then patron of Brazier’s International Artist’s Workshop, until 2013, and won The Sunny Dupree Family Award for a Woman Artist, for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, 2015.

Jackson served as Head of Painting at Winchester School of Art for nine years, as MA and Research Tutor at the Royal College of Art for 14 years and as a Senior Tutor at the RA Schools for 15 years, until 2013. A member of the RA since 2015, she is presently on the Edwin Austin Abbey Council and the British School at Rome Fine Art Faculty, for which she was previously awarded the Abbey Fellowship in 1995.

Her works reside in such collections as the J. Paul Getty Museum, California and the Royal College of Art Collection, London.