Darla Jackson

Contact Information


Phone: 215-901-1933


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Sculpture & 3D / Installation

Artist's Biography

Darla Jackson is a sculptor living and working in Philadelphia. She received a BFA from Moore College of Art in 2003. Since then, Jackson has shown nationally at venues such as the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Moore College of Art, the Icebox at the Crane Arts Building, Seraphin Gallery, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Maryland Art Place, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and internationally at the Graphic Art Room in Tremelo, Belgium. In 2007 Jackson was selected as a fellow in the Career Development Program with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia. She currently teaches sculpture classes the Fleisher Art Memorial. Jackson received a Knight Arts Challenge Grant to open the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, a shared workspace where artists can access tools and equipment for a monthly fee.

Selected Exhibitions


While you were out…, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA


Spirit Board, Loved to Death, San Francisco, CA

Autumn Spell, Gallery 309, Philadelphia, PA

4th Wall Arts Event, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Anatomy Now, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Stripped to the Teeth, The Toothless Cat Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

There is a great deal I do not want to know…, AITA, Philadelphia, PA

Stephen Starr Pop Up Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Eileen Tognini

Collectively Speaking, The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA

On the Rise, The Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

It’s who you know, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Stuffed, Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA

Playmate, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Opening Exhibition, The Graphic Art Room, Tremelo, Belgium

Darla Jackson vs. Anne Canfield, Bebe Benoliel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

My Dog Speaks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Contemporary Voices, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

White Hot, Bahdeebahdu, Philadelphia, PA

Far Away from the Beginning, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Natural Selection, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

Relics, Myths and Yarn, Schuylkill Center, Philadelphia, PA

Icebox: 23 Degrees, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

The Other Woman, Kelly & Weber Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

In A Dream, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

“Knight Foundation grants draw artists of every stripe,” WHYY, January 20, 2011

“63 Artists in the running for arts funding,” Daily News, January 20, 2011

“Debut of New Gallery at City Hall,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 17, 2010

“Galleries: Peering into the darker side of the animal world,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 31, 2009

“ICA Curatorial Hot Picks: My Dog Speaks,” ICAphila.org, May 2009

Animal Collective,” Philadelphia Weekly, May 19, 2009
Uppercase Magazine, Issue 1, Dark Surprise (April 2009)

“Boots NOT made for walking,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 13, 2008

“Making the Ordinary Absorbing,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 4, 2008

Professional Experience

2008 – present
The Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010 – 2011
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ

2003 – 2004
Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

Awards and Honors

Knight Arts Challenge Grant, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Ellen Lee Walker Amelia Prize, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

CFEVA Fellows Program, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA


Anvil Commission, Mother Bethel AME Church

Footsteps Commission, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

Marsh Wren on Cattail, Charles Morgan


Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA