Jackie Hoysted is a native of Ireland, currently residing in Bethesda, Maryland. She has a degree in computer science from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and a fine arts degree from the George Washington Corcoran College of the Arts & Design, Washington DC., USA.

She has had multiple solo shows of her artwork throughout the US, including Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Illinois and has been featured in several publications, including: the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the Express, the Gazette, the Washington City Paper, The Pittsburgh Review and the Richmond and Baltimore Examiners’. The digital media author Scott Ligon selected her work for inclusion in his book The Digital Art Revolution. She has been awarded Individual Artists and Scholars Grants from the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Vermont Studio Center and has attended artist residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Virginia, USA, 2014 Cill Rialaig, Ireland 2015 (also forthcoming 2018) and the Tyrone Guthrie Center, Ireland 2016.

She is the the founder of Countdown Temporary Artspace and co-founder of ArtWatch, a Washington DC collective that aims to to develop ways to use the power of visual communication to express their support for values, such as inclusion, tolerance, equality under the law, and stewardship of the environment. Jackie is also the visual arts curator for Solas Nua, an Irish organization that promotes contemporary Irish culture in the Washington DC area.