Jacob Rowan
  • Male
  • Jackson, MS
  • United States
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Art Interests
Art Criticism, Art History, Drawing, Education, Graphic Design, Illustration, Printmaking, Theology
Artist / Personal Statement
As I loved reading long before I discovered art, literature plays a central role in my artistic practice. Art making is a process of discovery and response, a way of learning to see the world. My own art could best be described as illumination: art in response to literature. Illumination is different from traditional illustration, which is more about depicting the visual or physical reality of a story. It is a way of lending aesthetic experience to words in an effort to give enlightenment or clarification. Some of my pieces are about the literature itself, while other pieces are about a separate idea and I use allusion to a literary work as a way of deepening my own response. Words and images have been closely tied for much of their history and I hope to continue to explore the possibilities of their synthesis.
Accomplishments / CV
B.A. in Art from Belhaven University

Exhibition Record:

Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center: Composition, an Exhibition by the Jackson Arts Movement. November 2013

Mississippi Aesthetic (quarterly journal): Published Amplify I and Labyrinth Fall 2013

Anamnesis published on Curator along with poem by Joy Patterson. October 2013

Light, Space, and Time Online Gallery: Triad accepted into Special Recognition Category July 2013

Toyosu, Japan: Curated a Valentine's Day pop-up gallery at Cafe; Haus. February 2013
Toyosu, Japan: Showed “Priest” and “Babel” as part of Valentine’s day party at Cafe; Haus. February 2013
Oyama and Yokoham, Japan: Showed “Metropolis” as part of organ concert by Roger Lowther. February 2013

Lisette’s Gallery: Control and Release, joint show with Bryan Fulton. November 2012

Arts Center of Mississippi: The Collective, A Senior Art Exhibition. March 2012

Mississippi Collegiate Arts Competition: Showed "Sprawl." February 2012. Juried

Bitsy Irby Gallery: February 2010, 2011, and 2012. Juried

Work Experience:

Designed CD cover for Rachel Reese. April 2014

Teacher at Jackson Academy (Art Fundamentals): November 2014-Present

Artist in Residence with Community Arts Tokyo: January 2013-July 2013

View Gallery employee: June 2012-December 2012

Mississippi Museum of Art: Front Desk, August 2012-December 2012

Art Editor for The Brogue: The Fine Art Journal of Belhaven University. August 2011-August 2012

Freelance writer for the Art and Culture section of the Jackson Free Press February 2012-March 2012

Preparator’s Assistant at the Mississippi Museum of Art. February 2012

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At 12:23pm on April 7, 2015, Julie Walsh said…

Thank you for your kind words!

At 8:22am on January 9, 2014, Kateri Aris Gill said…

Glad you have joined! Make sure to check their main page often. They often post calls for artists and other good stuff.


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