Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1945, Jackie Nach trained originally as a Graphic Artist and worked in advertising and promotional design.
She immigrated to the United States in 1973, where she resumed her studies in Fine Art through Boston University and the DeCordova Museum School while freelancing as a Graphic Designer, Interior Design and Promotional Consultant.
After moving to Los Angeles in 1977, she continued her studies in drawing, printmaking and photo-etching at UCLA as well as figurative and non-objective abstract expressionist painting at the Brentwood Art Center.
Jackie Nach has been a guest speaker on several television art documentaries. She was Chairperson on the Board of Directors and Curator for ‘Sweet CHAIR-ity’ – Design House, the Venice Art Walk and on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdale Park.
From 1993 – 1998, she established a studio in Weston, Connecticut where she lived and taught art for five years. During that time Ms Nach was a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists, Art/place and on the Board of Trustees of the Silvermine Guild Arts Center.
In 1996 she received a ‘Women-of-South-Africa Achievement Award’ from the South African Consulate.
After returning to Los Angeles in 1998, she established her studio in Santa Monica, California. She was a faculty member of the Brentwood Art Center where she introduced innovative methods of printmaking. Presently, she is a member of the Southern California chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Women Painters West, Center Theatre Group Associates, Fellows of Contemporary Art, a Board Member of American Jewish University Art Gallery and a Board member of The Los Angeles Printmakers Society.
Her studio is located in Santa Monica and she instructs Mixed Media and Papermaking at The Kline Academy School of Art.
Amongst many private collections, corporate collections include the Bank of America, Pillsbury Company and British Petroleum.