Alison Jackson

United Kingdom  • 1960


Alison Jackson (born Alison Mowbray-Jackson, 15 May 1970) is a British BAFTA and multi-award-winning artist who explores the cult of celebrity culture - an extraordinary phenomenon created by the media and publicity industries.

Jackson makes convincingly realistic work about celebrities doing things in private using lookalikes. She creates scenarios we have all imagined but never seen before. Jackson comments on the public's voyeurism, the power and seductive nature of imagery, and on their need to believe. The artist's work has established wide respect for her as an incisive, funny and thought-provoking commentator on the burgeoning phenomenon of contemporary celebrity culture.

Alison works across all media and arts platforms in television, digital, books, and is widely exhibited in galleries and museums attracting extensive interest in the press and on TV. Her images themselves have become just as much a part of popular culture as images of the real celebrities. Jackson has won a BAFTA for her BBC 2 series Doubletake and collected awards from 'Infinity', the Photographers Gallery, 'The Best of the Best' and 'Creative Circle' over the years. She has also published four collections of her photographic work.

In October 2012, alongside Art Below, Jackson presented her work at the exhibition 'Art Below Regents Park' in Regent's Park Tube station to coincide with Frieze Art Fair, one of the most important international contemporary art fairs that takes place each October in London.

She is also an Ambassador to the Spinal Injuries Association.

Alison Jackson - Confidential: What you see in this book is not 'real'
Education: Royal College of Art, Chelsea College of Arts
Awards: British Academy Television Award for Best Innovation.
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Photography, Hillary Drawing, Alison Jackson

Hillary Drawing

Alison Jackson

Photography - 114.3 x 83.8 x 0.3 cm Photography - 45 x 33 x 0.1 inch


Photography, George Bush Rubix Cube, Alison Jackson

George Bush Rubix Cube

Alison Jackson

Photography - 83.8 x 114.3 x 2.5 cm Photography - 33 x 45 x 1 inch


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The year of birth of the artist is: 1960