Lana Jackson is an award-winning mixed media fiber artist, arts administrator, and builder of community social capital, as she has worked for Boston’s art and culture community in various capacities for more than 20 years. A practicing studio artist, she holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has shown regionally and internationally. She is also a graduate of the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, where she studied with artists, Anish Kapoor, Jessica Stockholder, Nan Goldin, Joyce Scott, and painter Jacob Lawrence.
As an Arts Administrator, Lana has held many titles, such as Assistant Director of Admissions for Massachusetts College of Art, Arts Coordinator for Boston’s out-of- school time network of non-profit organization; Director of Student Life and Career Services & Director of Diversity and Inclusion at North Bennet Street School; She’s been a reader and juror for numerous city and state government grants, as well for many art institutions, colleges and universities within the Pro Art Consortium, as well as private funders, such as the Barr Foundation. Recently Lana was awarded the Arts & Business Council of Boston’s Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship, which allows her to focus primarily on her art, where she primarily works full-time in her studio in Boston.