Constance Jacobson

In the past three years, biologically-inspired, mostly microscopic forms have given way to urban structures in my most recent monoprints, monotypes and paintings. They make use of simple architectural elements and reference the change in the immediate physical environment of my Fenway neighborhood. Although the pandemic has created a ghostly atmosphere here, intense urban development has encircled my building, creating an uncomfortable sense of enclosure and density where scaffolding and rebar flourish.

I received a BA in Art from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA, studied printmaking at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and later received an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. In addition to working as a printmaker, I worked for many years as a production assistant and graphic designer for exhibit design firms that specialize in science museums and for children’s book publishing firms. My work is in many private collections and several public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Philadelphia Museum of Art, DeCordova Museum, New York Public Library, Worcester Art Museum and the Boston Public Library.

Scaffold 10, 40×28, monotype

Scaffold 2, 30×22, monotype

Scaffold 5, 30×22, monotype

Scaffold 4, 30×22, monotype

Scaffold 9, 40×28, monotype

Scaffold 11, 40×28, monotype