John Stewart Jackson
John Stewart Jackson is an experienced sculptor, known for his interactive and collaborative approach to space, movement and sound. Jackson studied art at Birmingham-Southern College, Alabama, where he was awarded the Art Student of the Year Award for artistry upon his graduation. With a specialization in cast-iron sculpture, Jackson served six years as Foundry Manager at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in the metal arts program, Sloss Metal Arts.
Jackson has won numerous awards and commissions for his work, including Birmingham’s Best Young Artists Award, a commission by Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) for sculpture at the Marina Barrage, and a performance art commission for the Singapore Management Universities Art Festival Opening Ceremony.
Jackson is also known for his collaborations with such notable artists as Singapore ceramic artist Jessie Lim, contemporary composer Dr. Joyce Koh, international musician and composer Dirk Johan Stromberg, and professional dancer and choreographer Heidi Nicole Stoeckley.
Jackson served as a curriculum specialist, teacher and global arts ambassador for School of the Arts (SOTA) in Singapore for 7 years. He currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama as co-founder of Birmingham Sculpture, LLC.