Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1968, and currently lives and works in Hudson, NY. She attended Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts where she received her Master of Fine Art degree in 1996. Prior to that she attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1991 with Fellowship, as well as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1996. She is Bard College MFA faculty and a critic at Yale School of Art. Among her numerous awards, Jones is 2016 recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Award presented by the Foundation for Contemporary Art, The Joan Mitchel Award in 2013 and The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Joyce Alexander Wein Prize in 2012.
Jones’ work has been exhibited at major national and international art institutions including solo presentations at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2009); Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2011); The Kitchen in New York (2011); and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2013). Compilation, a ten-year survey exhibition of her work curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, was on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Her first monograph, published by Gregory R. Miller, features essays by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Hilton Als, and George E. Lewis. S
She has works in the permeant collection of, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institute’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others.
Jones is proud to be on the Board of Directors at: The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture as well as a new member of the curatorial advisory committee for Basicilla Space in Hudson, NY. She is Bard MFA Faculty and a critic at Yale School of Art
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