Jackie Branson grew up in northern New Jersey. She holds a BFA from the University of New Hampshire where she studied printmaking and drawing and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied printmaking, sculpture and digital media. She has studied art in the city of Perugia in central Italy, has held fellowships at Sculpture Space, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Millay Colony, and has received scholarships to the Vermont Studio Center and the Chautauqua Institute. Jackie primarily shows in the tri-state area and her work is held in a number of private collections. She lives and has a studio in Pawling, New York.


2002    Master of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
                   Focus: Printmaking, Digital Media, Sculpture
1998    Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
                   Focus: Printmaking & Drawing
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2009    Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Summer Term, Hollywood, CA
                   Focus: Advanced computer graphics courses: Photoshop & Maya.
1998    Instituto Internazionale dell Arte, Perugia, Italy Affiliate: American University, D.C.
                   Focus: Printmaking 


2019     Sharp Objects, Amelie A Wallace Gallery, at SUNY, Old Westbury, NY
2018     Defining Form, The Untitled Space, New York, NY
2017     Selection '17, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY
2017     Habitual Demeanor (solo exhibition), Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
2016     Private Viewing: For Your Eyes Only, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
2016     Faces and Facades, Greene Arts Gallery, Catskill, NY
2016     Everyday Redefined, Corridor Gallery, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
2014     I Live Here, The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery (NJCU), Jersey City, NJ
2014     New Directions, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2014     Mash Up: Collages in Mixed Media, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
2014     Made in New York, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY
2014     Annual Group Exhibition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
2013     Reception, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
2013     Psychedelphia, Pageant:Soloveev, Philadelphia, PA
2013     Benefit, Heliopolis Projekt, Brooklyn, NY
2012     Apocalypse, BAU Gallery, Beacon, NY
2012     Meta, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
2012     Small, SOTA Gallery, Ithaca, NY
2012     Backlash, Soho20, NYC
2011     Hidden Cities, New Century Artists Gallery, NYC
2010     Group Exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY
2009     12 x 12 x 100 Benefit Show. VACI Gallery. Chautauqua. NY
2007     Friends of Hitoshi Nakazato, The Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA
2007     Mix Media (solo exhibition), Edward J. Duffy Art Gallery, New Milford, CT
2007     Plus Five, Penn Design at UPenn, Philadelphia, PA
2006     Group Exhibition, Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT
2005     Young Talent, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
2004     XVth Annual Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists, NYC
2004     Group Exhibition, The Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT
2002     Staff Exhibit, Charles Addams Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Artist Residencies

2013     Millay Colony, Visual Arts Fellowship, Austerlitz, NY
2013     Sculpture Space, NYSCA Scholarship, Utica, NY
2013     Vermont Studio Center, Artist's Grant, Johnson, VT
2012     Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, Amherst, VA
2012     Vermont Studio Center, Artist's Grant, Johnson, VT
2010     Chautauqua Institute, Artist's Scholarship, Chautauqua, NY
1999     Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY


2020   Millay Colony Juror, Austerlitz, NY (Spring)
2020   All She Makes Directory (International directory of women artists)
2020   Artist Talk Moderator, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
2019   Artist Talk Moderator, Five Points Gallery, Torr,ington, CT
2019   Millay Colony Juror, Austerlitz, NY (Fall & Spring)
2018   Millay Colony Juror, Austerlitz, NY (Fall & Spring)
2018   Artist Talk Moderator, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
2013   Guest Lecturer, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY


2018     Untitled Magazine, Defining Form Group Show Opens, July 2018
2018     King, F., Fashion Maniac, Guests at Defining Form, July 2018
2015     UnitedWomen.org, Who’s Afraid of Feminism, August 2015
2015     National Association of Women Artists, Voices: An Artist’s Perspective, April 2015
2013     Cumberland River Review, Issue 2-2 (contributing visual artist)
2014     Chalifoux, Rick, Mash UP: Collages and Mixed Media, The Islip Bulletin, Islip, NY 7/24/2014
2014     Johnson, Melinda, Art Beat. The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, 4/15/2014
2013     Newhouse, Sam, Creative Sanctuary, The Art Blog, 7/25/2013
2005     Singley, Paul, Review. Republican-American, Waterbury, CT 1/10/2005
2002     Sozanski, Edward J., Review. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 5/10/2002

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Jackie Branson

Jackie's work is autobiographical in nature. She constructs non-traditional armor that reflects the ethnicity of her Armenian heritage while examing broader themes of identity, self-protection, and gender roles.