Meet Her Hands: Alie Jackson

Photo by Jinni J

Photo by Jinni J

Meet Her Hands is a collaborative exhibition series, produced by #bbatx and the Elisabet Ney Museum every summer, featuring three Texan women artists. This season, we're proud to host animator and illustrator Alie Jackson, documentary photographer Deborah Valcin and conceptual artist Cindy Popp. Each artist will showcase work within the Elisabet Ney's collection for two weeks, and throughout the summer we'll explore sculptor Elisabet Ney's legacy, while writing a new history of women in the arts.

The first exhibition Meet Her Hands, "Cemented Passengers" by artist Alie Jackson, opened on Thursday, June 28. Thank you to the Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin Cocktails, our volunteers and partners for making this show possible.


An award-winning designer and animator, Alie Jackson has over 8 years design experience working with big brands, blockbuster movies, music festivals, non-profits, and small businesses. Past and previous clients Include: Marvel, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Amazon Studios, ABC, Disney, FX, Home Depot, Office Depot, GSK, Sears, Boss Babes ATX, Juice Land, Texas Laser and Aesthetics, Sound on Sound Festival, Fun Fun Fun Festival, Margin Walker Presents, Transmission Events and more. Alie Jackson also exhibited work at #bbatx's electronic music and digital arts residency at Native Hostels in March 2018.


Hosted within the guest artist space at the Elisabet Ney Museum, Cemented Passengers by Alie Jackson is about the constant disruption of people's lives while living in an urban environment. "We can't escape our senses, inundated continuously with audio and visual stimulation. I wanted to explore how my subconscious interprets the everyday sensory experiences of city life. I used a color palette predominantly comprised of artificial colors and objects across all mediums as a unifying principle. Through audio and animation, I made abstract shapes more recognizable when mixing them with collage elements and giving them movement paired with familiar sounds. Through the mixed media panels, I wanted to explore the more tactile and physical awareness of the city." — Alie Jackson

Photo by Jinni J

Photo by Jinni J


You can view "Cemented Passengers" through July 13 at the Elisabet Ney Museum during museum hours.

PS: Our next exhibition in this series will present a series of works by videographer and photographer Deborah Valcin, opening July 19. You can get more details on the opening reception here.


About #bossbabesATX, the producers: We exist to build educated and empowered creative communities at the intersections of sisterhood and space. Through event series, showcases and personal/professional development programs, we amplify and connect women-identifying artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. Since we've been in operation, we've provided a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 300+ Texas-based women artists, 400+ women-owned businesses and women activists. We were selected by The White House to attend the United State of Women Summit in June 2016 and inducted into the City of Austin Hall of Fame in 2017. This production has been made possible in part by 2018 presenting partners Resplendent Hospitality.

About the Elisabet Ney Museum: In 1892, European portrait sculptress Elisabet Ney (1833-1907) purchased property in Austin, established a studio named Formosa and resumed her career as a noted sculptor of notables. At FormosaNey sculpted legendary Texans, among them Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston.  Ney also assembled at her American studio portraits of European notables, including King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Otto von Bismarck, Arthur Schopenhauer and Jacob Grimm rendered from life as a young artist in Europe. At the turn of the 19th century, Elisabet Ney’s studio became a gathering place for influential Texans drawn to “Miss Ney” and to the stimulating discussions of politics, art and philosophy that took place there.  Following Ney’s death in 1907, her friends preserved the studio and its contents as the Elisabet Ney Museum and established the Texas Fine Arts Association dedicated to her memory.