Jackson is a 24 year-old painter from the Chicago suburbs. Over the last several years his style has evolved into what he calls “pop collage paintings” that appropriate imagery and derive from popular culture, traditional oil painting, street art, and art history. His maximalist studio practice has more recently focused on the creation of large-scale work that has taken a symbolist and existential turn. Wrede is becoming more involved in public mural installations in the Chicago area and plans to continue this trend in more locations around the country.
In 2018 Wrede received his BFA in painting from the University of Notre Dame. He currently floats between Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan where he is an MFA painting student at the Kendall College of Art and Design .