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Carlos Jackson

Carlos Jackson, a visual artist and writer, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of California, Davis where he received his Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Development and an M.F.A. in Painting, and was awarded the Robert Arneson Award for excellence in the M.F.A. program. In 2002 he was awarded a full fellowship to attend the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in central Maine. For the 2003-2004 year he held the David Shainberg Endowed Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. From 2003-2007 he had taught in the Chicana/o Studies Program and Art Department at UC Davis and in the Fine Arts Department at Saint Michaels College in Vermont. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Chicana/o Studies Program and is Director of Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, a community art center in Woodland, California. The University of Arizona Press has published his first book surveying the Chicano Art Movement, titled Chicana and Chicano Art: ProtestArte.