Ian Jackson is an artist based in Leeds.
Jackson’s practice combines video, drawing, writing, and sculpture to explore boundary objects. Recent work focuses on a geological vein of Limestone running from South Shields to Nottingham. This stone has shaped infrastructure and industry in the North, but is also rooted in local landscapes, personal histories and has been used in prominent monuments & buildings such as York Minster. Jackson’s recent work ‘follows’ this stone to open up the wider world around this material, and in-turn unravel the processes behind this stone’s pervasive use, displacement and re-use in the hands of the public.
After completing a Foundation year at Leeds College of Art in 2009/10, Jackson went on to receive a BA (Hons) Intermedia degree from Edinburgh College of Art as well as a PGCE. He now lives and works in Leeds as an artist, lecturer, fabricator and gallery technician. Jackson’s work has attracted much attention in recent years, exhibiting amongst the many independent galleries and creative spaces in Leeds. In 2021 he was a featured artist within the Tetley’s Steering Group; PANIC! Promoting an Artist’s Network in the Crisis.