Born in 1996 in Sheffield, UK, Lydia Jackson describes herself as a multidisciplinary artist, not wanting to be restricted to one particular practice. She has recently graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in BA(Hons) Creative Art Practice and previously completed an Extended Diploma in Art and Design at Norton College, Sheffield (Sept 2012 – June 2014).
Lydia has exhibited her artwork on several occasions, all of which were self or group curated. Group exhibitions include ULTRA at Bloc Projects, Sheffield (March 2017), Platform 17 at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield (March/April 2017) and most recently; Epilogue, the final Creative Art Practice Degree show at Sheffield Institute of Arts (June 2017). It was here where the artist displayed her most ambitious piece yet; Come closer, look into my mind, a large scale Lightbox piece, made using the artists own made printmaking technique where she carves text into a Styrofoam cone, which is spun to create a print.
Lydia’s first solo exhibition was in March 2016 in The Cupboard under the Stairs Gallery inside Arundel Gate Court Studio, Sheffield, where she first exhibited her experimental Neon like light Works.
Although Lydia does not restrict herself to a definitive practice, she often returns to Printmaking and the various processes it offers. At present the subject of death and her anxiety towards dying is a reoccurring theme in her artwork and she is currently investigating this subject through text based art which allows her to explore the context on a much deeper process of thought.