An Alumni of Distinction of the Alberta College of Art and Design, Jackie Anderson maintains an active studio practice in Calgary, Alberta. Her work experience includes working with museums galleries, architects and designers, lecturing and teaching workshops across Canada, and mentoring emerging jewellery artists. In a 40 year studio/exhibition career, she has participated in solo and group exhibitions, won numerous awards and published in publications in Canada, the United States, Australia, Germany and Spain. Her work is included in public collections in the Canadian Museum of Civilization; the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre Collection, University of Guelph; The Metals Arts Guild of Canada and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, as well as numerous private and corporate collections. In 2002 she was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
The exploration of concept, line, colour and materials has taken and continues to take my work to new territories. Combining precious, semi-precious, and unusual materials such as vintage and contemporary plastics, the resulting evocative and whimsical works are inspired by the ever evolving visual language of our cultural and urban landscapes.