Jackson McHugh was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1992. He grew up as the son of an artist and musician which essentially pre-determined his life path to working in the arts. He studied History at American University in Washington D.C. during which time he went to Beijing as an exchange student. It was there he caught the China bug. Soon after graduating in 2014, Jackson found himself in Shanghai working in promotion and event coordination and has since joined the team at island6 assisting the gallery.