Jackie Milad:  Pyramids Fall Too
July 9 - August 6, 2016

Phoebe is proud to present Pyramids Fall Too, a solo exhibition of new works by Baltimore-based artist Jackie Milad. In her new series, Milad casts recognizable forms as symbols in a larger language that investigates identity, heritage, aesthetics and the role of craft as it relates to these elements of self. 

In her current series of drawings Milad constructs a new visual language, a mash-up of actual and invented icons associated with her Egyptian-Honduran heritage and ancient ancestry. Pyramids Fall Too, is about re-inventing histories and personal mythology. Milad Isolates her laden symbols: pyramids, braids, chains and gold bars, layering them in dense clusters and building semi-transparent terrains. Scale shifts dramatically between building block and monument, texture and portrait. 

Jackie Milad has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions most notably with Flashpoint Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Museums of Fine Arts in both Mazatlan and Culiacan, Mexico. In 2010 and 2016 Milad was awarded an individual artist grant from Maryland State Arts Council. Jackie is also an active arts administrator and curator, having worked for several institutions in the mid-atlantic region. She earned her MFA from Towson University and her BFA from Tufts University and the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Massachusetts. Jackie Milad was born, and is currently based in Baltimore City.