Jackie Nickerson (b. 1960)
Untitled (Edition No 1/3)
- Image size: 152.4 x 111.7cm; Framed size: 154 x 113.5 cm
- Digital C Print
- Donated to the Collection following her exhibition in 2010
Jackie Nickerson makes photographs that examine identity and the physical and psychological condition of working and living within a specific environment. Her photographs challenge conventional notions of making portraits and landscapes and offer a more engaged view of her subjects.
This work was first exhibited in 2010 during Nickerson’s exhibition GULF at the Butler Gallery. This exhibition included a series of large-scale photographs of the landscape and people of the Sultanate of Oman, which lies on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, an area commonly referred to as the Gulf. Economic prosperity and technological advancement are transforming all forms of cultural activity in the Middle East. The juxtaposition of the old and the new generates new social landscapes for communities to navigate. How the global has changed the local is of huge concern to Nickerson and this concern is demonstrated in many of the photographs within this body of work.
Nickerson was born in Boston, USA in 1960 and divides her time between Ireland and New York. In 2008 she was the winner of The AIB Prize and has been short listed for the John Kobel award and nominated for several prestigious prizes such as the Becks Futures Award. Her work is represented in many important public and private collections. She is represented by the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York https://jackshainman.com/artists