Henry Jackson-Spieker joins University of Washington Art Faculty
The University of Washington School of Art, Art History, and Design announced the appointment of Western alum Henry Jackson-Spieker as assistant professor in the Division of Art. Jackson-Spieker will begin teaching in the Fall of 2023 as the Dale Chihuly Endowed Chair of Glass.
Henry Jackson-Spieker is a multidisciplinary artist based in Seattle, focusing on sculpture and site-specific installations. His work combines glass, bronze, steel, wood, fiber, and light. His sculptures explore tension, balance, and reflection through the merging of contrasting materials. Jackson-Spieker’s installations examine and question how social and cultural norms shape the way we perceive and utilize space. By disrupting his viewers’ perceptions of depth and volume, Jackson-Spieker’s work challenges ingrained assumptions about our physical environments and the cultural codes they contain.
Jackson-Spieker received his BFA from Western Washington University and his MFA in Sculpture and Dimensional Studies from Alfred University. He is the recipient of the MAC Fellowship and the Chihuly Garden and Glass Award, and currently has public artwork at Seattle’s Midtown Commons and the Bellevue Art Museum. Jackson-Spieker has exhibited at Wa Na Wari, Method Gallery, the San Juan Museum of Art and others, and teaches glass blowing and bronze casting at Pratt Fine Arts Center, where he first started working with glass. He will be an Amazon Artist in Residence this spring before attending the Cité Internationale des Arts Residency in the summer.