Bryn Jackson is a Filipino-American artist and curator based in Indianapolis whose work centers nature as a means of unpacking and connecting disparate narratives, personal experiences, and material culture. An interdisciplinarian whose practice focuses on ecological inequity and institutional critique through sculptural, digital, photographic and time-based media production, his work insists upon a more ethical and equitable stewardship of art, artists, our communities, our ecosystems, and our histories. Bryn received a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited his work in galleries, clubs, universities, and artist-run spaces in New York, Chicago, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Los Angeles. He has curated independently and at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, collaborating with dozens of artists and partner organizations to address issues of gender- and race-based violence and oppression and environmental injustice.
Bryn’s artistic and curatorial work has been made possible through awards from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Arts Midwest, Lilly Endowment Inc., Big Car Collaborative, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is an inaugural member of The Association of Art Museum Curators’ Professional Alliance for Curators of Color and currently serves on the Advisory Board and Collections Council for the Eiteljorg Museum and on the Board of Directors for Step-Up Inc., an organization focused on providing comprehensive care and resources for wellness with dignity and inclusivity.