ON VIEW: September 10 – October 30, 2022

Image: Malika Jackson, "Quiet Storm 2"

The closing reception for WHISPER OF A WORLD WITHOUT WORDS (Abbreviated) will take place on Saturday, October 1, from 3:30-6:00pm. RSVP today.

As a visual historian critical issues such as racial strife and societal divide guide my work. Through clay, paint and wood I convey stories of serenity, faith, and hope, interpreting mood, feeling and emotion. Through the elements of form and movement I create a spiritually aesthetic connection with clay and wood. In my paintings, as well as with clay and wood the female figure, in its various modalities is my focus. Through these, I create various interpretative expressions of stylized realism.

I want to stir the conscience, change thinking and start conversations towards a more understanding and accepting world. My work is my voice, to impact and emotionally move an audience, not only for now, but for perpetuity.

"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Gandhi


Malika Jackson's works have been exhibited in galleries, festivals, in group and solo shows.

Received SPARK Award-2020, a six-month residency at Hyde Park Art Center ‘THE CENTER PROGRAM’. Recently completed solo show at the Hyde Park Art Center, presently showing with Sapphire and Crystals at Bridgeport Art Gallery, and the Addington Gallery. Received commissions for the Ronald McDonald Houses’ - the Ryder Cup Tournament; exhibited at the Howard Brown Center, Black Clay at Chicago State, Fast Forward, Rewind: Play, HPAC, ‘From the Earth-Woman Made Gallery, Gallery D’Estees, Noyes Gallery, Museum of Science and Industry, Artopolis at the Merchandise Mart, Cliff Dwellers, and numerous other venues.

Curator for Women’s Made Gallery and curator and coordinated ‘Cultural Connections African Art Bazaar for 22 years.

Featured in ‘Curators of Dixon’; ‘Producing Local Color’ – Art Network in Ethnic Chicago’, by Diane Grams; ‘South Shore Current’.

MFA & BFA from the School of the Art Institute, and studied at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. Artist tour of France and Italy completed ceramic workshop in Tuscany, Italy.


This exhibition will be held in the Lobby Gallery of the Evanston Art Center (EAC). Masks are optional but strongly recommended for students, visitors and staff.

Gallery Hours

Monday–Thursday: 9am–6pm

Friday: 9am–5pm

Saturday–Sunday: 9am–4pm


Artwork sale proceeds benefit both the artist and the Evanston Art Center. If you are interested in purchasing artwork on display, please contact Audrey Avril, Manager of Exhibitions, at [email protected] or (847) 475-5300 x 107.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and EAC's general membership.

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