Melanie Jackson was born in Hollywood, West Midlands in 1968. She attended the Royal College of Art in London, where she continues to live and work. Solo exhibitions include Road Angel, Arnolfini, Bristol (2007); Made In China, Matt's Gallery, London (2005) and BizArt Art Center, Shanghai (2005); and Soil and Seawater at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (1999). She was awarded an ACE International Fellowship in 2006 to research island occupations in the East Indian Ocean, and an Artists Link Award in 2005 to exhibit and make work in China. She is represented by Matt's Gallery, London and is currently Course Leader in BA Fine Art Print and Digital Media at Wimbledon College of Art, London.