Born in 1938, Jackson Gregory grew up in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His father was a printmaker and photographer and his mother a concert pianist and piano teacher, who were part of the sizable art community in that town. His parents and artists friends encouraged Jackson in his early efforts in art making. He is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine arts (SMFA) in Boston where he spent ten years as a student, graduate student, Traveling Scholar and teacher.
In 1967 after two years of teaching, Jackson left SMFA to concentrate on his own work, which by this time called for a more complete involvement of time and effort. This was the beginning of his use of geometric forms as the basis of his work. He added ceramic tile as a medium in 1977 and also created public art murals in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, MA., and Buffalo, NY. Gregory lives and maintains a studio on Vinalhaven Island in Maine. He and his wife artist Joan Wye moved there in 1990. Joan died in 2006.
Awards include: 47th Bartlett Traveling Scholar: Grant and Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown; Boskop Foundation Grant, Council for the Arts and Humanities, Somerville Arts Council, MA.
Selected Exhibitions: Cornell University; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; City Hall, Boston; Brockton Art Center; New Era Gallery; First National Bank of Chicago; Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, Maine, and numerous private collections.