Jacqueline Bishop
American, born 1955




Zanatta Editions has collaborated with Jacqueline Bishop on an ongoing basis since 2010, to-date producing works in four distinct mediums -- a large, iconic print “Sonatina” which combines traditional hand-pulled lithography with high-tech digital archival pigment printing; “Out of the Blue,” a linocut (with many of the impressions altered with hand-painting by the artist); “Roses,” an archival pigment print that frames a unique small watercolor; and an extensive group of monotypes that showcase the breadth of the artist’s unique imagery.

Jacqueline Bishop resides in New Orleans and keeps a second studio in Columbia, Mississippi. Bishop was born in Long Beach, California, and grew up in the St. Joseph/Kansas City-area of Missouri. She studied at the University of Kansas before moving to Louisiana and receiving her BA from the University of New Orleans and an MFA from Tulane University. She has also periodically taught at Loyola University and Tulane University, maintaining a high-involvement career within the New Orleans arts community.

Bishop is recognized as one of the “Visionary Imagists” of the contemporary American South. The artist’s paintings, collages and prints reflect her environmental activism. Landscapes and ecological commentaries speak to nature, human impact, and species extinction. Her work has been influenced by travel to third world countries, Latin American forests, Louisiana swamps and polluted Gulf shores.

Bishop’s work is in the permanent collections of the Arkansas Arts Center, Detroit Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art and numerous other institutions. Grants include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Joan Mitchell Foundation. Bishop was the 2017 Distinguished Artist at the Switzer Center for the Visual Arts at Pensacola (FL) State College.

Field Guide” (2008), a metaphorical commentary on Hurricane Katrina’s effect, is a semi-permanent 660-foot installation at the Milne Boys Home in New Orleans that received significant national attention. Paintings by Bishop were included in “The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World,” an exhibition/catalog organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2012. “Natural Wonders: The Art of Jacqueline Bishop & Douglas Bourgeois” was organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in 2018. One-person exhibitions of her paintings were most-recently held in 2015 and 2018 at the Arthur Roger Gallery, her long-term gallery in New Orleans.

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Jacqueline Bishop in her New Orleans studio with second state impressions of her 2013 linocut “Out of the Blue” which were printed on commercial maps.
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