Malika Jackson is an artist who lives and works in the Chicago area.
She was selected for the 'Center' Residency Program-2013 (The Hyde Park Art Center). Her works have been exhibited at galleries, festivals and numerous exhibitions. The most recent commission - the Ronald McDonald Houses' tribute to the Ryder Cup Tournament held in Chicago, 2013; Recent exhibits - featured in the Diasporal Rhythms 10 year Retrospect at the Logan Center, Woman Made Gallery: From the Earth, Sapphire & Crystals Gallery Romain (Peoria, Il), South Shore Cultural Center - Artist Month Celebration. The 48th Annual Art Auction (South Side Community Art Center), Gallery D'Estee and Cultural Connection Art Shows and the Woodshop Gallery (Chicago), Noyes Gallery (Evanston) Community Art Center, Artropolis-Merchandise Mart, COLOURS-Navy Pier (Chicago), and numerous other venues.
Awards include, honorable mention-Museum of Science and Industry, honored by the Disaporal Rhythms Fine Art Association, art grant from the City of Chicago, design awards - Ann Brooks and the Fur International Awards. Commissions for public art work through the City of Chicago.
Featured in Huffington Post-Paul Klien's Art Review, The Reader newspaper, Malika is featured in the film 'Curators of Dixon', film by Pamela Anderson Sherrod and 'Producing Local Color'-Art Network in Ethnic Chicago', book by Diane Grams.
Malika has taught in the Chicago Public Schools, Charter School and various Community Organizations.
Malika received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute, and further studies at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.