Suzanne Jackson was born in St. Louis, MO in 1944, and grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska. Jackson studied and received her BA at San Francisco State University, and her MFA from Yale University School of Drama, Design. She has had a distinguished career; exhibiting her works nationally and internationally. Jackson’s extensive works can be found in both public and private collections. She was also a student of Charles White and her colleagues have been Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, and other prominent artists.