(video by McColl Art Center)
Jackie Milad (Baltimore City, MD) is a Baltimore City based artist born to immigrant parents. Her identity as a mixed-cultural person of Egyptian-Honduran origins informs her creative practice. Growing up in a multi-ethnic and tri-lingual home was at times chaotic and yet inspired a curiosity in the topics of history and heritage. Jackie focused her studies on performance art and painting and was drawn to the work of feminist artists and identity-based artists. After graduation from art school and returning home to Baltimore, Jackie sought out experimental time-based art, and eventually went on to collaborate in the production and curation of this kind of work in her community. To this day Milad considers her large-scale painting-collage practice to be rooted in performance art and experimental practices. Jackie Milad lives in Baltimore City with her son and artist-musician husband. She currently works full-time in the studio and serves as a mentor in the low-residency MFA program and Curatorial Practice MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Select exhibitions include Harvey B. Gantt Center (Charlotte, NC), Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD), The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD), The Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD), Arthur Ross Gallery University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Museo de Arte de Mazatlan (Mazatlan, MX), and DiFOCUR de Sinaloa Sala de Arte Joven Galleria (Culiacan, MX). 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. Her work is in the following public collections, GLB Memorial Foundation Collection, The Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, and Meta Inc (Facebook). Milad received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and her MFA from Towson University.