Meghan Geliza Jackson

Meghan Geliza Jackson is an Auckland-based visual and installation artist.

Her practice is formally about union, connection and oneness, explored through investigations of sacred geometry, fractals in nature, universal philosophies, ancient feminine wisdom lineages and dichotomies from within nature and humans.

Her work visually investigates the idea of the whole and its subsequent dichotomies through the interplay of texture and colour. Equilibrium and harmony are conveyed amidst visual disparity to help suspend the logical mind, so one can access the intuitive.

The work then, aims to deepen our sense of being part of a greater whole. Meghan has exhibited and worked on commissions in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Italy, the US and the UK. Her work has manifested as paintings, fine art prints, murals and participatory public installations.

5 questions, 5 answers

Do you have a favourite colour?

Purple. Purple. PURPLE. Because it can be soft and subdued one minute, then royal, fierce and powerful the next.

How do you take your coffee?

I don't:) English breakfast tea with a splash of almond milk

Is there something you can't live without in your studio?

My paints, dried plants, books and music

Who is your favourite artist of all time + now? Why?

Tough to choose just two! I'd say the most influential artist for me and all time favourite of mine has to be Camille Rose Garcia. I love her brazen counter culture ethos and practice, her intelligent yet subliminal commentary on the political and cultural climate of consumption and ''the system" of the late 20th century/early 21st, and she does it through seemingly docile, beautiful, glitter-infused work - even glitter being a statement about the art world establishment at the time. Right now? Oliver Vernon, because he has captured how I mostly feel about our relationship between ourselves and the cosmos with his incredible pop surreal abstracts.

5 words that explain you or your art?

Meditative, Universal, Ancient Wisdom Lineages, Balance