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Martha Jackson Jarvis

Martha Jackson Jarvis (b.1952) studied at Howard University and received her BFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and an MFA from Antioch University. She also studied mosaic techniques and stone cutting in Ravenna, Italy. Jarvis is known for her mixed-media installations that explore aspects of African, African American, and Native American spirituality, ecological concerns, and the role of women in preserving Indigenous cultures. Her sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums including the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Anocastia Museum in Washington, D.C., the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Her numerous awards include the Virginia Groot Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Penny McCall Foundation Grant, and Lila Wallace Arts International Travel Grant.

Works are Located in: AAMP, Gallery 1

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