Tomashi Jackson

Adjunct Instructor

Tomashi Jackson, b. 1980 Houston, TX, earned her BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, her Master of Science in Art, Culture, and Technology from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art. Her work is represented in New York City by Tilton Gallery and is in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. She has taught and lectured at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design, UMass Dartmouth, Boston University, School of Visual Arts New York, and  New York University. Her work has been exhibited and performed in New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Georgia, and California. Her work is currently on view at Mass MoCA, LA MoCA, and the Zuckerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Kennesaw State University.

Tomashi Jackson

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.