Flashé, marker, canvas, paper collage on hand-dyed canvas
68 x 68 in
Courtesy of the artist
Jackie Milad is a Baltimore City-based artist whose mixed-media abstract drawings and collages address the layers, history, and complexities surrounding her mixed cultural heritage. By blending what appears to be...
Jackie Milad is a Baltimore City-based artist whose mixed-media abstract drawings and collages address the layers, history, and complexities surrounding her mixed cultural heritage. By blending what appears to be disparate imagery and language from her Egyptian-Hondoran immigrant background, she creates a unique blend of codes to form works steeped in political satire and personal meaning.
Her abstract works on distressed hand-dyed canvas reflect on the complicated nature of history. In making her work she often considers modern Egypt, where the writing of history is literally layered on the walls of the ancient tombs built for the powerful pharaohs, turned Coptic monasteries, turned mosques, turned touristic sites - all blended into a cacophony of information. Nada Que Decir, (nothing to say) is in its second iteration, and as long as the artwork stays in her studio, Milad continues adding more layers to visualize the history of her hand.
Jackie Milad has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Exhibitions include the Harvey B. Gantt Center (Charlotte, NC), The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD), Arthur Ross Gallery University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), and the Museo de Arte de Mazatlán (Mazatlan, MX), among others. Milad is a multi-year recipient of the individual Artist Grant from Maryland State Arts Council. In 2019, she was named a Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Finalist and a Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Ruby Grantee. Milad received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, and her MFA from Towson University. Besides her active studio practice, Jackie Milad also has an extensive career as a curator and educator.