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Bishop, Jacqueline 1955- (Jacqueline Kay Bishop)

Bishop, Jacqueline 1955- (Jacqueline Kay Bishop)

PERSONAL:

Born 1955, in CA. Education: University of New Orleans, B.A.; Tulane University, M.F.A.; studied art and philosophy at the University of Kansas.

ADDRESSES:

Agent—Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

CAREER:

Artist, educator, and author. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, former faculty member; Loyola University, New Orleans, former faculty member; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, founder and organizer of ArtSpeak program.

WRITINGS:

Em Memoria Chico Mendes: A Tribute on the Ten Year Anniversary of His Death, translations by Sylvia Otto, Katia Hanna, Mario E. Amescua, and Hugo Montero, Lavender Ink (New Orleans, LA), 1998.

Living Color: Photographs by Judy Cooper, New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans, LA), 2007.

SIDELIGHTS:

Jacqueline Bishop is an artist, educator, and writer who is intent upon using art and art education as a method of making people aware of nature and the environment. She has traveled extensively into regions where the environment is in danger of destruction, particularly the rain forests in Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Belize, as well as the swamps of Louisiana. She has lectured around the world about environmental destruction, often using art to illustrate her concerns. She is also the founder of ArtSpeak, a program at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans that helps promote artists and gives them a voice. She also teaches a course on art and the environment at both Loyola University and Tulane University in New Orleans. Her work has appeared in numerous gallery exhibits, both in Louisiana and around the country. Doug Maccash, in a review of the exhibit "Tresspass" for the Times-Picayune, commented on the strength of Bishop's work and its imagery: "Bishop's works aren't warnings, they're surreal death notices—the sensitive, artistic equivalent of Mad Max movies."

In 1998, Bishop released Em Memoria Chico Mendes: A Tribute on the Ten Year Anniversary of His Death, which is about the Brazilian rubber tapper who was murdered for his efforts to attempt to stop the destruction of the rain forests in his homeland. The book contains a series of tributes by Bishop and other artists concerned with environmental awareness. Bishop also provided the text for Living Color: Photographs by Judy Cooper.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), April 8, 2005, Doug Maccash, "Jacqueline Bishop's Art Reveals Man's Rift with the Earth."

ONLINE

Herbert Halpern Fine Arts Web site,http://www.herberthalpernfinearts.com/ (January 13, 2008), review of Em Memoria Chico Mendes: A Tribute on the Ten Year Anniversary of His Death.

Hispania News Web site,http://www.hispanianews.com/ (February 23, 2007), profile of Jacqueline Bishop.

Loyola University Women's Center Web site,http://loyolanet.edu/ (January 13, 2008), "Woman of the Day."

Nonesuch Info Web site,http://www.nonesuchinfo.com/ (January 13, 2008), profile of Jacqueline Bishop.

Tyler Museum of Art Web site,http://www.tylermuseum.org/ (January 13, 2008), "Jacqueline Bishop: Terra and Gregory Zeorlin: Vines in Our Forest Opened Today."

WWNO Radio Web site,http://www.wwno.org/ (January 13, 2008), "Award Winning ‘Louisiana Artist’ Announces Third Season on 89.9 WWNO."

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