Jackie Milad has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions most notably with Flashpoint Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Museums of Fine Arts in both Mazatlan and Culiacan, Mexico. In 2010 and 2016 Milad was awarded an individual artist grant from Maryland State Arts Council. Jackie is also an active arts administrator and curator, having worked for several institutions in the mid-atlantic region. She earned her MFA from Towson University and her BFA from Tufts University, School of Museum of Fine Arts in Massachusetts. Jackie Milad is currently based in Baltimore City.
My works on paper, present the complexities of identity-making for people of mixed race and mixed ethnic backgrounds. Much of my life has been spent finding cultural difference between my immigrant parents, and not able to fully identify with either. In this current series I have constructed a new visual language, a mash-up of actual and invented symbols associated with my Egyptian and Honduran background and family history. This work is intentionally irreverent; I imagine I am tearing down ancient pyramids, symbols of power and grandeur, to reveal another story—one that is uniquely mine.