Delbert Jackson

Del Jackson is a mixed media artist living in Iowa City, Iowa. He received his
Bachelor of Art degree from the University of Iowa in 2004 and then a B.Sc. in
Civil Engineering in 2009. He is currently a Graduate Student in Metal Arts and
Design at the University of Iowa School of Art. He is currently also working as a
Teaching Assistant in 3D Design and has a research appointment to design and build a large scale 3D Printer.

His work incorporates elements of his initial training as a civil engineer along with
his fascination with the randomness and asymmetry of nature. He is inspired by
natural themes that range from microscopic structures to living organisms. His
pieces demonstrate the evolution of simple geometric 2-dimensional elements
into complex twisting 3-dimensional structures. Starting from outlines of simple
shapes, Del uses virtual reality software to render virtual free-form organic
structures. He then deconstructs these virtual shapes into individual leaf-like
pieces that are fabricated and bonded together to produce the final sculpture.
Though produced using sophisticated technology, the inspirations, cellular
composition and final shape of his works evoke the essence of nature.

2011 “Arch. Exploring Space” Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2010 “Art of Giving” Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2010 “2D 3D Color & Design” Juried by Carrie Pilto - Assistant Curator San
Francisco - Museum of Modern Art, LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta
College, Stockton, CA
2010 “Paperworks 2010” Juried by Elenor Hugendubel - Curatorial Assistant
Department of Painting and Sculpture Museum of Modern Art, B.J. Spoke
Gallery, Huntington, NY
2010 “Art Prize” Women’s City Club Exhibition Center, Grand Rapids, MI
2009 “Second Iowa Metal Guild Exhibition: A Riveting Experience”
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

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