Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts- MFA, 1996

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1996

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago- BFA, 1991 with Fellowship


Solo Exhibitions:


AMPLITUDE, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY, September 8 - October 10, 2016.


Jennie C. Jones: Compilation, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, December 11 2015.


TONE, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY, March 6 –April 5, 2014.


 Directions: Jennie C. Jones – Higher Resonance, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., May 16 – October 27, 2013.


Harmonic Distortion, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany, June 22 – July 21, 2012.


Counterpoint, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, January 29 – March 27, 2011.

BLANKS, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA, July 7 – 30, 2011.

 Absorb/Defuse, The Kitchen, New York, NY, September 18 – October 20, 2011.


Electric, Sikkema, Jenkins & Co., New York, NY, July 8 – August 13, 2010.

Song Containers & Objects, Lawrimore Projects, Seattle, WA, February 18 – March 22, 2010.


RED, BIRD, BLUE, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, June 26- September 6, 2009.

The Walkman Compositions, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, January 17 – February 22, 2009.


Jones: Recomposing, Arratia Beer Gallery, Berlin, Germany, May 25 – June 30, 2007.


Simply Because You’re Near Me, Artists Space, New York, NY, January 12 - February 18, 2006.


Jennie Jones: New Work, Triple Candie, New York, NY, May 4 – 25, 2003. Franklin Sirmans, curator


Jennie C. Jones (Harlem / Haarlem), Begane Grond Kunstcentrum, Utrecht, Holland, June-July, 2000.


Family Album Stories and Other Works, Sushi Performance and Visual Art, San Diego, CA, May – June, 1994.


Hot Comb, A New Look Salon, Chicago, IL, November – December, 1991. (site-specific installation)


Group Exhibitions: 


The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, IL, July 11 – November 22, 2015; travels to: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, September 14 – December 31, 2016.

Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK, April 3 – June 14, 2015; traveled to: Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, June 30 – October 18, 2015.

Collection in Focus, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, February 11 – June 7, 2015.

Then & Now: Ten years of Residencies at the Center for Book Arts, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, April 17 – June 27, 2015.



 Outside the Lines: Black in the Abstract, Part 2: Hard Edges/Soft Curves, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, January 25 – March 23, 2014. Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator

Ruffneck Constructivists, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, February 12 – August 17, 2014. Kara Walker, curator

Point of View: Contemporary African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI, January 26 – April 13, 2014.

Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, August 24, 2014 – March 22, 2015.



Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, February 23 – May 26, 2013.

Rehearsals: The Practice and Influence of Sound and Movement, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, April 12 – September 9, 2013.



Silence, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, July 27 – October 21, 2012; traveled to: University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, January 30 – April 21, 2013. Toby Kamps, curator

Coquilles Mécaniques, Centre Rhénan d’Art Contemporain (CRAC) Alsace, October 7, 2012 – January 13, 2013. Joanna Fiduccia, curator

The Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY, May 10 – June 15, 2012.

Shift: Project | Perspectives | Directions, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, March 29 – May 27, 2012.

New Prints 2012/Autumn, International Print Center New York (IPCNY), New York, NY, October 20 – November 17, 2012; traveled to: Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, February 1 – March 9, 2013.



With Hidden Noise, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, June 10 – July 10, 2011; traveled to: MADA Gallery, Monash University, Victoria, Australia, March 20 – April 16, 2013; Wave Hill, Brox, NY, May 23 – July 6, 2014; Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, May 27 – July 26, 2014; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, July 19 – September 7, 2014; Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, CA, February 24 – May 3, 2015; USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL, June 5 – July 25, 2015. Stephen Vitiello, curator, organized by Independent Curators International

Toward the Third Dimension, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO, August 2 – September 5, 2011.

Black Sound White Cube, Kunstquartier Bethanien / Studio 1, Berlin, Germany, July 10 – August 28, 2011. Dieter Lesage and Ina Wudtke, curators

Summer Picks, Third Streaming, New York, NY, July 7- August 31, 2011. Yona Backer, curator



 Ear to Page, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, September 22 – December 4, 2010. Alan Licht and James Hoff, curators

 Bite: Street Inspired Art and Fashion, 3rd Streaming Gallery, New York, NY, September 8 – November 24, 2010.



Deborah Grant: Bacon, Egg, Toast in Lard, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, June 8 – October 11, 2009. (audio collaboration)

Tone and Temperament, AC Institute [Direct Chapel], New York, NY, June 18 - July 18, 2009. Sophie Landres, curator

 State of the Art: New York, Urbis, Manchester, UK, April 9 – September 1, 2009.

Elsewhere, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA, April 25- June 20, 2009. Shinique Smith, curator

This-Has-Been, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY, February 17 – March 22, 2009.

30 Seconds off an Inch, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, November 12, 2009 – March 14, 2010. Naomi Beckwith, curator



(dis)concert, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA July 12- August 16, 2008.

Same Old / Same New, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY, January 17 – February 16, 2008. Jane Harris, curator



Black Light, White Noise: Sound & Light in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, May 26 – August 5, 2007.



Artists in Transit, ArtSpace, Auckland, New Zealand, May 19 – June 24, 2006.

25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, New York, NY, May 5 – May 21, 2006. Simon Watson, curator, Deutsch Bank Lobby Gallery, in collaboration with Art In General, New York, NY, April 18 – August 5, 2006.



Found Sound, District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), Washington, D.C., October 14- November 5, 2005. (a public art project fort he City of Washington D.C.)

Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, April 27-July 3, 2005.

Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Houston Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX, January 22 – April 17, 2005.



 Low Life, Kustera-Tilton Gallery, New York, NY, September 18 – October 24, 2004.

Sunrise / Sunset, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, June 5 – June 29, 2004. Amanda Church and Courtney J. Martin, curators

Anthology of Art, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, April – August 2004. (online project, publication and exhibition)



 Drawing, G Fine Art, Washington D.C., May 20 – June 29, 2003.

AV – audiovisual, Triple Candie, New York, NY, May 4 – 27, 2003.



Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, November 4 – November 31, 2002.

Americas Remixed: mostra d’ arte contemporanea, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy, September 24 – October 27, 2002. Franklin Sirmans, curator

Bounce: An Evening of New Media Art and Music, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY, March 15, 2002.



Freestyle, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, April 24 – June 24, 2001; traveled to: Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, September 29 – November 18, 2001.

The Brewster Project, Brewster, NY, July 27 – 29, 2001. (site specific installation)



Snapshot: An Exhibition of 1000 Artists, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, November 2, 2000 – January 14, 2001; traveled to: Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA, February 15 – March 25, 2001;lThe Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, January 20 – May 1, 2002. Gary Sangster, Adam Lerner, and Sarah Vezina, curators 

OK! Survey, Meat Market Art Fair, New York, NY, November 4, 2000. (performance)

Yard Sale, Sixty Contemporary Artists Take Over A Chelsea School Yard, a project for Downtown Art Festival, NYC Lab School, New York, NY, September 9, 2000.



New York New York: Big City of Dreams, OpenSpace, Milan, Italy, November 3 – December 5, 1999. Franklin Sirmans, curator

In – visible: Narratives and Abstractions, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland, September 10 – October 17, 1999

Pavement, Martinez Gallery, New York, NY, July – August, 1999.

Viewing, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Artist Residency, New York, NY, April – May, 1999.



Generations: A.I R. 25th Anniversary Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, October 21 - November 15, 1997.

Working in Brooklyn: Current Undercurrents, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, July 25, 1997 – January 25, 1998.

Don't try this at Home, Performance Videos by : Mike Smith, William Wegman, Guy Richards Smit & Jennie C. Jones, Knitting Factory Video Lounge, New York, NY, June 12, 1997. (screening)



 She Stands, Mason Gross Galleries, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, May-June, 1996.

 Art Star- 1996 MFA Group Exhibition, Hit & Run Space, New York, NY, March-April, 1996.



Clean Sweep, Gutierrez Gallery, Miami Beach, FL, May – June, 1995. (collaborative installation with Gary Moore and Karen Rifas)

Expo Arte ’95, Ambrosino Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico, May 31 – June 7, 1995.



Self / Others, New Portraits, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA, January – February, 1994.

Vital Expressions: African American Artists in San Diego, African American Museum of Fine Art, San Diego, CA, February – March, 1994.

Artist Choose Artist, San Diego Art Walk 1994, Sponsored by the Arts Downtown Council, San Diego, CA, April – May, 1994.



The 1993 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, William Grant Still Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, July – August, 1993.

Burning/Words, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, San Diego, CA, October, 1993. (installation of essays by 12 artists and art professionals)



Joint Exhibition of Furniture and Art, Veni, Vidi, Vici Gallery, San Diego, CA, August, 1992.



Revelations: Artists Look at Religion, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, September – October, 1991. 

Roots of Inner Space, South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, March – April, 1991.


A Part of the Whole, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 2 – 30, 1989.



Books, Exhibition Catalogues & Brochures:



Beckwith, Naomi, and Dieter Roelstraete. The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 165 to Now. Chicago: U of Chicago, 2015.

Ligon, Glenn, Alex Farquharson, and Francesco Manacorda, eds. Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions. Nottingham: Nottingham Contemporary; London: Tate, 2015.


 Arning, Bill, Valerie Cassel Oliver, and Dean Daderko. Outside the Lines. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. 

Jones, Jennie C. Callaloo Art & Culture in the African Diaspora 37.4 (2014): 899-902.

Perry, Elliot, Jacqueline Francis, and Erica Moiah James. Point of View: African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection. Detroit: Charles H Wright Museum of African American History; Flint, MI: Flint Institute of Arts, 2014.

Walker, Kara, and Craig L. Wilkins. Ruffneck Constructivists. Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania; Brooklyn: Dancing Foxes Press, 2014.



Hankins, Evelyn. Directions: Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance. ex. brochure. Washington D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2013.



Haynes, Lauren, Naima J. Keith, and Thomas J. Lax. Shift: Project | Perspectives | Directions. ex. brouchure. New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2012.

Horodner, Stuart. The Art Life: On Creativity and Career. Atlanta: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 2012.

Hushka, Rock. Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors: From the Collection of BNY Mellon. Tacoma: Tacoma Art Museum, 2012.

Kamps, Toby, and Steve Seid. Silence. Houston: Menil Foundation; Berkeley: UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2012.

Lew, Christopher Y. ed. Clifford Owens: Anthology. Long Island City, NY: MoMA PS1, 2012.

Lott, Jessica, and Samir S. Patel, eds. The Bearden Project. New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2012.

Waddell, Roberta. Editions ’12. New York: Lower East Side Printshop, 2012.



 Hoff, James and Alan Licht. Ear to the Page. New York: Center for Book Arts, 2010.

 Lesage, Dieter, and Ina Wudtke. Black Sound White Cube. Vienna: Löcker, 2010.



Beckwith, Naomi. 30 seconds off an inch. New York: Studio Museum in Harlem, 2009.



Cassel Oliver, Valerie. Black Light, White Noise: Sound and Light in Contemporary Art. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2007.



25 Bold Moves. Venice Beach: House of Campari, 2006.



Cassel Oliver, Valerie, ed. Double consciousness: Black conceptual art since 1970. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2005.



Kocache, Moukhtar, and Erin Shirreff, eds. Site Matters: The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's World Trade Center Artists Residency, 1997-2001. New York: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2004.



Arratia, Euridice, Jen Budney, and Franklin Sirmans. Americas Remixed: Aacdeeei Immrrsx. Cinisello Balsamo, Italy: Silvana, 2002.



Golden, Thelma, Christine Y. Kim, Hamza Walker, and Franklin Sirmans. Freestyle. New York: Studio Museum in Harlem, 2001.



 Lerner, Adam. Snapshots: An Exhibition of 1,000 Artists. Baltimore: Contemporary Museum, 2000. Computer file.



Citron, Charles, and Wojciech Łazarczyk. In-visible. Białystok, Poland: Galeria Arsenal, 1999.



Smit, Guy Richards, Sander Hicks, David Greenberg, and Jenny C. Jones. Survival is Also a Way Out: DEK Guide to Empty Catalogue. Berkeley: Soft Skull Press, 1995.



 Vital Expressions, African American Artists in San Diego. San Diego: The African American Museum of Fine Arts, 1994.




Fullerton, Elizabeth. "Playing a Different Tune." ARTnews Apr. 2014: 82-89.

Sheets, Hillarie M. “Black Abstraction: Not a Contradiction.” ARTnews Jun. 2014: 62-71.

Young, Allison. ""With Hidden Noise”." 24 June 2014. Web. <>.



Katz, Jamie. "How Do You Make a Painting Out of Sounds?" Smithsonian May 2013.

Bourland, Ian. “Jennie C. Jones.” Artforum Oct. 2011: 301.

O'Sullivan, Michael. "Art Review: 'Directions: Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance'" Washington Post 31 May 2013: 13.



Coates, Jennifer. "Jennie C. Jones and Joe Winter: Review ‘Absorb/Diffuse’ at The Kitchen." Art in America 26 June 2012: 98.

Jones, Jennie C. "HuffPost Art Interviews Jennie C. Jones." Interview by Priscilla Frank. The Huffington Post. 21 Jan. 2012. Web. <>.

Vitiello, Stephen. "Jennie C. Jones." BOMB Winter 2012: 84-85.


Moss, Ceci. “On Site: Jennie C Jones: Absorb/Diffuse.” The Wire Nov. 2011: 81.



Asfour, Nana. “Jennie C. Jones, ‘Electric’.” Time Out New York 5-11 Aug. 2010, 37.

Johnson, Ken. “Jennie C. Jones: ‘Electric’.” New York Times 30 Jul. 2010: C28.

Landres, Sophie. “Jennie C. Jones: Electric.” Brooklyn Rail Sep. 2010.



Sigler, Jeremy. “Emerging Artists: 19 to Watch in 09: Jennie C. Jones + Deborah Grant.” Modern Painters Dec. 2008 -Jan. 2009: 50.



Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Jennie C. Jones.” New York Times. 10 Feb. 2006,

Jones, Jennie C. “You Make Me Feel Like 100 Billie Holiday Songs: A Conversation with Jennie C. Jones.” Interview by Oliver Koerner Von Gustorf. DB Arts Mag Nov.-Dec. 2006: 14-17.

Koerner von Gustorf, Oliver. “Watchlist.” Monopol 2006: 71.

Koerner von Gustorf, Oliver, “Baseball, Jazz, and the Anticipation of Happiness: in the Lobby Gallery at Deutsche Bank New York,” db artmag Oct.-Nov. 2006: 19.



“Talent: All Roads Lead to Harlem.” New York Magazine. May 2001: 93.

“The New Masters.” Vibe May 2001: 138-43.

Cotter, Holland. “A Full Studio Museum Show Starts With 28 Young Artists and a Shoehorn.” New York Times 11 May 2001, B34.



 Sirmans, Frank. “Remixing the Art World: Art in the Global Market Place.” Flash Art Jun.1997: 71.



 “Artscape Spotlight: Jennie C. Jones.” San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles May 1994: 146.

Kendrick, Neil. “Review: Family Album Stories.” ArtWeek Jun. 1994: 17.


Residencies / Fellowships:

Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva, FL 2014

Lower East Side Printshop (Special Editions Resident), New York, NY 2011

The Center for Book Arts (Artist on Residence), New York, NY 2010

Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, Italy 2008

American Academy in Rome (Visiting Artist), Italy 2008

Smack Mellon Studio Program Resident, Brooklyn, NY, 2008

Liguria Study Center for the Arts Fellow, Genova, Italy, 2004

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, 2002-2003

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency World Trade Center, New York, NY,1999

OMI International Residency, Ghent, NY, 1998



Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, 2013

Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, 2012

William H. Johnson Prize, 2008

Creative Capital Grant, 2008

New York Community Trust, Pennies from Heaven Grant, 2007

Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Grant, 2006

Pollock-Krasner Grant, 2000

Wheeler Foundation Award, 1999



BNY Mellon, Pittsburg, PA

The America’s Collection, Deutsche Bank, New York, NY

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angles, CA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York, NY

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ



Art Institute of Chicago, The Society for Contemporary Art, October 28, 2015

Hammer Museum, off site Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA, May 27, 2015

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in conversation with Jason Moran, May 23, 2013

High Museum of Art – The Ellsworth Kelly Room, June, 2008

Whitney Museum of American Art – Jazz, Mid-Century Modernism & Bearden, December 7, 2004

Whitney Museum of American Art – Initial Public Offering Series, January 27, 2003


Visiting Artist Faculty:

Yale University, Visiting Critic, Spring 2016

Brandeis University, The Rose Museum of Art, Collection in Focus, 2015

New York University, Lecture, 2015

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Resident Faculty, 2014

Barnard University, Lecture, 2014

Montclair State University, Visiting Artist MFA Faculty, Fall 2012-13

Hunter College, Lecture / Studio Visits, MFA 2011