Jackie Milad (Baltimore City, MD) Creates textured collage and drawing works on paper and canvas. Milad has been featured in group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Select exhibitions include: The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD), C. Grimaldis Gallery (Baltimore,MD), Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia, PA), Phoebe Projects curated by Alex Ebstein (Baltimore, MD), Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA), Museo de Arte de Mazatlan (Mazatlan, MX), DiFOCUR de Sinaloa Galleria (Culiacan, MX), and Transmitter (Brooklyn, NY). Milad is a three-time recipient of the Individual Artist Grant from Maryland State Arts Council. In 2019 she was honored as a finalist for the prestigious Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize. Milad received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and her MFA from Towson University. Besides her active studio practice, Jackie Milad has an extensive career as a curator and educator, where she has committed many years to the education and support of emerging artists.
“Jackie Milad: Chaos Comes and Goes draws focus to time and movement, showcasing how artwork can become part of a regenerative process, keeping the work from becoming static. Thinking about the similarities between this notion and the reality of historical symbolism, we can begin to understand Milad’s resistance to permanence. She presents the viewer with truths, that even the pyramids, which we think of as ever lasting, will crumble one day. Within her collages, Milad gives us hints of her identity as an Egyptian-Honduran-American through pictorial elements and deconstructed language. She utilizes color and texture, freeing herself up to be responsive and reactive during her process. This breakdown of symbols and collapse of ideas references her experience in the world and allows the viewer to draw multiple meanings from small details in each piece.” - BmoreArt
(Image of Jackie and her parents taken in 1975)