• Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim

Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim


About The Publication

Edited by Corinne Erni, Tomashi Jackson, K. Anthony Jones, Martha Schnee. Foreword by Kelly Taxter. Introduction by Tomashi Jackson. Texts by Corinne Erni and Eric N. Mack.

First published in 2021 by the Parrish Art Museum with distribution by DelMonico Books ● D.A.P.

96 pages, $39.95

Tomashi Jackson (born 1980, Houston, TX) is a multidisciplinary artist working across painting, textiles, sculpture, and video to place formal and material investigations in dialogue with recent histories of displacement and disenfranchisement of people of color, resulting in formalist compositions of exuberant color, bold geometries, and intricate layerings of material.

The artist’s first monograph is based on her exhibition, Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim which was exhibited at the Parrish Art Museum from July 11 to November 7, 2021 and illustrates Jackson’s unique work and research methodology that focuses on the historic and contemporary lived experiences of Indigenous, Black, and Latinx families on the East End of Long Island, and how issues of housing, transportation, livelihood, migration and agriculture link these communities. The publication features images of Jackson’s new large-scale paintings made for the exhibition, alongside transcribed interviews and archival images from her research.

Essays by Corinne Erni and Eric N. Mack provide a uniquely poetic insight into Jackson’s work.