ANDREA TSANG JACKSON is an emerging textile artist, quilt designer, author and educator based
in Halifax, Canada. After working in various design fields and settings ranging from architecture to
museums, the quilting medium called to her as a way to explore place, belonging, and agency. She holds
a Master of Architecture from McGill University and a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate
School of Education. She was the 2017 Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. In
2016, she was awarded the Etsy Canada Award for New Talent.

Tsang Jackson’s work takes the traditional craft medium of quilting and applies it to a contemporary
context, often using bright hues and bold graphics. She abstracts intentionally accessible imagery, inviting
points of connection from the viewer to spark discussion and inquiry. She strives to push the limits of the
quilting medium by exploring scale and dimension and by moving traditionally domestic objects into the
public realm.


We respectfully acknowledge that The Mary E. Black Gallery and the Centre For Craft Nova Scotia is situated in Mi'kma'ki, which is the unceded traditional ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq people.

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