Vincent Jackson is an artist with developmental disabilities known for large-scale oil pastels that renew traditional African and Oceanic folk art imagery.
Vincent: “My faces are my way of telling a story rather than writing.”
Nominator: “As an artist with developmental disabilities, Vincent has been making iconic work at Creativity Explored for almost 30 years. His commitment to art and to opening up a dialogue between African American iconography, disabilities and art is remarkable.”
IMAGE: An African American man with white hair and large eyes wears bright clothes against an orange background. The pastel is applied with great energy and confidence.