b.1970 UK; lives and works in London
1997-1999 Royal College of Art, MA
1994-1997 Chelsea College of Art, BA
Alison Jackson is a BAFTA and multi-award-winning contemporary artist who explores the cult of celebrity, by her convincingly realistic work about celebrities in private, created with the use of lookalikes. She came to prominence with her MA graduation series, Mental Images (1999) and has since exhibited in museum shows at: Tate Modern; Tate Britain; ICA; Hayward Gallery; New Art Gallery Walsall, UK; Centre Pompidou-Metz, Paris;Walker Art Centre, USA; KunstHalle, Amsterdam.
Selected solo shows at Raffaella De Chirico Arte,Turin (2018) and Uri-Eichen Gallery, Chicago (2017) and group shows including The Royal Academy 150th Summer Exhibition (2018); Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (2017) and HG Contemporary, NewYork (2017). Jackson also features in the permanent collections of: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Royal College of Art, London; Musée de la Photographie, Brussels and the International Centre of Photography, Pompidou Centre, Paris.