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Marc Jacobson
Indianapolis, Indiana

Herron School of Art and Design, Professor


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For years, my work has drawn from everyday scenes in our urban landscape. Extraordinary qualities strike me, driving by ordinary places: strip malls, oil change joints, parking lots, anonymous subdivisions. The works are about a tangible experience of light and space, and order, and painting, situated somewhere between abstraction and representation. The paintings draw on various artists, American life, desolation and unreasoning hope for the future. And Frank Lloyd Wright.





born: 1954, Madison, Wisconsin



University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MFA, 1985
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, BFA, 1976


selected awards/honors

IUPUI Arts and Humanities Internal (IAHI) grant for research, 2013
Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, 2004
Best in Show, 22nd Annual Paper in Particular National Exhibition, Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri, 2001


selected publications

New American Paintings, Book 83, The Open Studios Press, 2009
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Catalog; High Roads & Low Roads: Anthems, Dirges, Myths, 2006
New American Paintings, Book 35, The Open Studios Press, 2001


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Offings: Ray Duffey and Marc Jacobson, Marsh Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design Indianapolis, Indiana, 2013
From a Car Window, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2012
Concrete, Metcalf Gallery, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana, 2007
30mph, Allen Sheppard Gallery, New York, New York, 2005


selected group shows

Texas National 2009,Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 2009
A View from the Passengers Side Window: Midwest Landscape, Gallery for Contemporary Art, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, Indiana, 2008
High Roads & Low Roads: Anthems, Dirges, Myths ,Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee Florida, 2006
Otherworlds: Midwest Urban and Industrial Landscapes, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2004



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