Jacqueline OttAmerican, b. 1948
Jacqueline Ott is a Providence painter whose work focuses on linear, graphic systems that provide the framework for her immensely intricate patterned surfaces. Though her paintings and drawings are ordered and rhythmic, Ott is also fascinated with the subtleties and uniqueness of mark making with distinct materials such as graphite, goauche, and acrylic paint.
Ott first moved to Rhode Island to attend the Rhode Island School of Design where she received her MFA. She earned a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art. She has received prestigious accolades including a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and two Rhode Island State Council for the Arts grants in 1991 and 2000.
Ott also exhibits extensively and her work is in many collections such as the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and the Newport Art Museum. Profoundly dedicated to her craft, she works daily in her Providence studio.