Jackson McKeehan creates sticky situations for himself to get out of and allows the experimental unfolding of process to become fodder for a final product. He works visually through complicated narratives, temporal weight, and magical thinking. Referencing pop culture and personal memory as a starting point and blending with film, writing, and performance, McKeehan explores tragic optimism, hauntings, and people and place in in-between spaces.
Jackson McKeehan was born in the mountains of Montana and raised on a farm in rural Missouri. After studying acting, he went on to pursue a career in fashion design. His menswear collection, Boyswear, received great critical success after just three seasons for its juxtaposing of cultural references and visual punch. Since then, McKeehan has installed controversial sex cushions in a bathhouse, developed relationships with strangers through classified ads, and created multiple video installation projects. Jackson’s design work has been featured in The New York Times, WWD, The LA Times, and more. He has told stories at The Moth Story Slam, as well as on podcasts such as Risk! True Tales Boldly Told. He is currently working on his first film.