After serving in the U.S. Navy for four years, Jackson Cheatham (b. 1945 in Columbia, Tennessee) received his B.F.A. (1974) from the Atlanta College of Art, and later his M.F.A. (1978) from the University of Georgia. Cheatham returned to the Atlanta College of Art as an adjunct professor in printmaking where he developed the papermaking and book arts component of the printmaking curriculum. Alongside Atlanta College of Art, Cheatham has taught at Augusta State University and The University of Georgia. He also opened his own printmaking studio for a while, and worked as an exhibition designer and preparator at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center in Madison Georgia, eventually becoming Director of Visual Arts.
Alongside multiple group shows, Cheatham’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions, including at the Lamar Dodd School of Art (Athens, GA), the Mary Pauline Gallery (Augusta, GA), The Memorial Arts Center (Atlanta, GA), Chattahoochee Valley Art Center (LaGrange, GA), Swan Coach House Gallery (Atlanta, GA), and many more. Some of his work is in public and private collections, including the Library of Congress Fine Print Collections (Washington, D.C.), High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), Georgia Museum of Art (Athens, GA), Morris Museum of Art (Augusta, GA), Madison Morgan Cultural Center (Madison, GA), and Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum (LaGrange, GA).
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- Perfect Ditch #6, 2004