Vertical City, 2013

News and Information

Ethan Jackson is a visual artist working in optical installation, photographic media, and moving image. Light, vision, image and imagination are the basis for projects that range across perceptual, spatial, documentary and experiential territory.

Current News:

Currently on view at Ditch Projects in Springfield, Oregon, Rounds is a visual-auditory collaboration with Ethan Rose. The multi-sensory installation uses generative images, sculptural gesture, and spatialized sound.

Work for this show took place at the Ucross Foundation, and the Brush Creek Foundation, during periods of residence in November and March. It was also supported in part by the The Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission.

Ongoing work includes a public art contract with the City of Denver for a permanent installation in a new West Denver Public Library, scheduled for completion in 2014.

Recent Events:


Two projects took place in Denver, Colorado. Vertical City,at the McNichols Building, Denver’s historic Carnegie Library, and at Colorado Photographic Arts Center, where two pieces, the optical installation Septem and moving-image sculpture Strait.


The installation Cloister Walk is was on view at Duke University. The work transformed a hundred-foot-long vaulted hallway with a 24-aperture camera obscura. More information is available here.


Ethan Jackson’s work has been directly supported through The Ford Family Foundation, ART342, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the K2 Family Foundation, the Oregon Arts Commission, the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the NAAU. Work has also been facilitated by the Corporation of Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, and Sam and Dusty Boynton.