Herb Jackson is a native of Raleigh and resides in Davidson, NC. He received his BA at Davidson College in Davidson, NC and his MFA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He spent one year at the Philips Universitat in Marburg, West Germany. He taught art at Davidson College for 42 years.
His works have been shown in over 80 solo exhibitions including the Lee Hansley Gallery; the Claire Oliver Gallery, Phyllis Weil Gallery in New York City; National Academy of Sciences in Washington; Davidson College; Betty Ray McCain Gallery and Art Space and Raleigh; Greenville (NC) Museum of Art; Asheville Art Museum; Jerald Melberg Gallery, Mint Museum of Art and McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte; Hickory Museum of Arty; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem; Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta; Reading Public Museum in Pennsylvania; Impressions Gallery in Boston; Van Straaten Gallery and J. Rosenthal Gallery in Chicago; Samuel P. Harn Museum in Florida; Dale Fine Arts in Scottsdale, AZ; Fundacio Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal; Oxford Gallery in Oxford, England; and Edmonton Art Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Jackson’s works have also been included in over 50 group exhibitions including the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City; The Brooklyn Museum; Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City; Portland Art Museum; New Orleans Museum of Art; The Kala Institute in Berkeley, CA; SECCA; World’s Fair in Knoxville, TN; High Museum of Art in Atlanta; Morris Museum of Art in Augusta; Vanessa Suchar Fine Art in London; Museo Del Vidrio, Monterey, Mexico; Taylor-Jenson Fine Arts, Palmerston North, New Zealand; Kuznetsky Most Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Soviet Union; Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, Palazzo Venezia, Rome; and Shanxia Government Art Gallery in Xian, China.
His works are a part of over 100 public collections, most notably the Art Bank Collection, US Department of State, Smithsonian Institution and Library of Congress, Washington; Whitney Museum of American Art, Public Library and Brooklyn Museum; Boston Public Library and Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; High Museum of Art; Mint Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Portland Museum of Art; Samuel P. Harn Museum; Ringling Museum in Sarasota, FL; United States Information Agency, Japan; British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum in London; Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal among others
Jackson has received the ASC Award in 2008, North Carolina Award in 1999 and the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award in 2003.
His fellowships include SECCA Southeastern Seven, North Carolina Visual Arts Fellowship, NEA/SAF Fellowship and Boswell Family Fellowship.