Aryel "Ariel" René Jackson is a multi and interdisciplinary artist storyteller. Through film and installation, their process incorporates tenets of play and magic into a filmmaking practice. With an interest in agriculture and meteorology, Jackson appropriates tools through sculpture and performance, and creates mixed media using found objects, stills and organic material. 

Jackson is an alum of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The University of Texas at Austin, Royal College of Art Exchange Program, and The Cooper Union. Their work has been shown nationally  and internationally at various galleries and institutions such as The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center (2023); the Digital Arts Resource Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada (2022); the Dallas Contemporary (2021); Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle (2021); Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans (2018); Depaul Art Museum, Chicago (2018); Rhode Island School of Design Museum (2017); and Studio Museum in Harlem (2016).


HOST Series
 The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center \ Solo Exhibition
Ground Floor Theatre, Fusebox Festival \ April 12-13, 2023 \ Austin, TX\ Screening

An Evening with Ariel René Jackson
Museum of Modern Art \ May 9, 2022 \ New York, NY \ Screening
Remember This House: A global story
\ Artpace \ San Antonio, TX \ Solo Exhibition
Tending Land \ Digital Arts Resource Centre (Formerly SAW Video) \ Ottawa, ON, Canada \ Group Exhibition
A Welcoming Place
\ Women & Their Work \ Austin, TX \ Solo Exhibition

A way back home
\ IDEA Lab, UT Austin's Black Studies \ Austin, TX \ Solo Exhibition
We are the [Hackers], Baby, [Hackers] are we
\ Big Medium \ Austin, TX
Screen House \ Baltimore Museum of Art \ Baltimore, MA
A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon \ Texas Biennial \ Ruby City \ Austin, TX
Reimagining Monuments \  University of South Florida \ Tampa, FL
\ Jacob Lawrence Gallery \ Seattle, WA\ Solo Exhibition
Doubt & Imagination \ Dallas Contemporary \ Dallas, TX\ Solo Exhibition

Make America What America Must Become
\ Contemporary Art Center \ New Orleans, LA
Dear Future...
\ University of Northern Colorado \ Greeley, CO
Another Country
\ Terrault Gallery \ Baltimore, MD
Carver's Message in Blue
\ George Washington Carver Museum \ Austin, TX \ Performance


Video Series curated by Sara O'Keefe \ New Museum \ NY, NY
L O O M S  curated by Partial Shade  \ Sweet Pass Sculpture Park \ Dallas, TX
In Practice:Other Objects curated by Gee Wesley \ SculptureCenter \ NY, NY
A Recounting:Data, Disinformation & Blackness curated by Elisa Durrette \ Guerrero Gallery \ San Francisco, CA

Cage Match Project VIII:Color Composition
(Installation)\ Museum of Human Achievement \ Austin, TX
All I See Is Blue (performance)with Michael J. Love \ CUE Art Foundation \ NY, NY
Original Language
curated by Natasha Marie Llorens \ CUE Art Foundation \ NY, NY
Constructing the Break curated by Allison Glenn \ Contemporary Art Center \ New Orleans, LA
Out of Easy Reach curated by Allison Glenn \ Depaul Art Museum \ Chicago, IL

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