JENNIE C JONES

 

Born 1968, Cincinnati, Ohio
Lives and works in Hudson, New York

EDUCATION
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 EXHIBITION


2018
alternate takes, PATRON, Chicago, IL
Jennie C. Jones: RPM (revolutions per minute), The Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut

2016
Amplitude, Sikkema, Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

2015
Jennie C. Jones: Compilation, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX,
Jennie C. Jones: Editions, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

2014
TONE, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

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

2012
Harmonic Distortion, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany

2011
Absorb/Defuse, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
Counterpoint, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2010
Electric, Sikkema, Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Song Containers & Objects, Lawrimore Projects, Seattle, WA

2009
RED, BIRD, BLUE, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
The Walkman Compositions, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Jones: Recomposing, Arratia Beer Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2006
Simply Because You’re Near Me, Artists Space, New York, NY

2003
Jennie Jones: New Work, Triple Candie, New York, NY

2000
Begane Grond Kunstcentrum, Utrecht, Holland

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

1994
Family Album Stories and Other Works, Sushi Performance and Visual Art, San Diego, CA

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Out of Easy Reach, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
Spin: Turning Records Into Art, KMAC Museum, Louisville, KY

2017
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, Kemper Museum of
Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Traveled to: National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Power, Spruth Magers, Los Angeles, CA
Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Black & Blue, The Pulitzer Foundation, St. Louis
Solidary and Solitary: The Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection, 

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA; Travels to: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC; Snite Museum of Art at the University of Norte Dame, Notre Dame, IN; The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL

Artists of Color, The Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Cells, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
 

 


2016
Cut-Up, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
From Minimalism into Algorithm, The Kitchen, New York, NY
James Baldwin/Jim Brown and the Children, Curated by Hilton Als, 

The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY

2015
Josephine Halvorson, Leslie Hewitt, and Jennie C. Jones, Sikkema Jenkins & Co.,
New York, NY
The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, IL; Travels to: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK; Traveled to: Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Then & Now: Ten years of Residencies at the Center for Book Arts, The Center for Book
Arts, New York, NY
Collection in Focus, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2014
Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of
Art, Los Angeles, CA
Ruffneck Constructivists, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA
Point of View: Contemporary African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry
Collection, Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI
Outside the Lines: Black in the Abstract, Part 2: Hard Edges/Soft Curves, Contemporary
Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

2013
Outside the Lines. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Rehearsals: The Practice and Influence of Sound and Movement, SCAD Museum of Art,
Savannah, GA
Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Frieze Art Fair: New York 2013, Presented by the Frieze Project at Randall’s Island Park,
New York, NY

2012
New Prints 2012/Autumn, International Print Center New York (IPCNY), New York, NY; Traveled to: Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Coquilles Mécaniques, Centre Rhénan d’Art Contemporain (CRAC) Alsace
Silence, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Traveled to: 

University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
The Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
Shift: Project | Perspectives | Directions, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2011
Toward the Third Dimension, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
Black Sound White Cube, Kunstquartier Bethanien / Studio 1, Berlin, Germany
Summer Picks, Third Streaming, NY
With Hidden Noise, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; Traveled to: MADA Gallery, Monash University, Victoria, Australia; Wave Hill, BroNx, NY; Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, CA; USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

2010
Ear to Page, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Bite: Street Inspired Art and Fashion, Third Streaming, New York, NY

2009
30 Seconds off an Inch, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Tone and Temperament, AC Institute [Direct Chapel], New York, NY
Deborah Grant: Bacon, Egg, Toast in Lard, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Elsewhere, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
State of the Art: New York, Urbis, Manchester, UK
This-Has-Been, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY

2008
(dis)concert, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Same Old / Same New, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Black Light, White Noise: Sound & Light in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum
Houston, Houston, TX

2006
Artists in Transit, ArtSpace, Auckland, New Zealand
25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, New York, NY
Pa.per.ing, Deutsch Bank Lobby Gallery, in collaboration with Art In General, New York,
NY

2005
Found Sound, District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), Washington, D.C. (a public art project for the City of Washington D.C.)
Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Houston Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

2004
Low Life, Kustera-Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Sunrise / Sunset, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Anthology of Art, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (online project, publication and exhibition).

2003
Drawing, G Fine Art, Washington D.C.
AV – audiovisual, Triple Candie, New York, NY

2002
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Americas Remixed: mostra d’ arte contemporanea, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
Bounce: An Evening of New Media Art and Music, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New
York, NY

2001
The Brewster Project, Brewster, NY (site specific installation).
Freestyle, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; traveled to: Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2000
OK! Meat Market Art Fair, New York, NY (sound /performance)
Snapshot: An Exhibition of 1000 Artists, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; traveled to: Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Yard Sale, Sixty Contemporary Artists Take Over A Chelsea School Yard, a project for
Downtown Art Festival, NYC Lab School, New York, NY

1999
New York New York: Big City of Dreams, OpenSpace, Milan, Italy
In – visible: Narratives and Abstractions, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland
Pavement, Martinez Gallery, New York, NY
Viewing, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Artist Residency, New York, NY

1997
Generations: A.I R. 25th Anniversary Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
Working in Brooklyn: Current Undercurrents, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Don’t try this at Home, Performance Videos by : Mike Smith, William Wegman, Guy
Richards Smit & Jennie C. Jones, Knitting Factory, New York, NY, June 12th (screening).

1996
Art Star- 1996 MFA Group Exhibition, Hit & Run project in the former Leo Castelli Gallery Space, New York, NY

1995
Expo Arte ’95, Ambrosino Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico
Clean Sweep, Gutierrez Gallery, Miami Beach, FL



1994
Artist Choose Artist, San Diego Art Walk 1994, Sponsored by the Arts Downtown Council,
San Diego, CA
Vital Expressions: African American Artists in San Diego, African American Museum of Fine
Art, San Diego, CA
Self / Others, New Portraits, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA

1993
Burning/Words, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, San Diego, CA (installation of essays by 12 artists and art professionals).
1993 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, William Grant Still Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

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

1991
Revelations: Artists Look at Religion, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Roots of Inner Space, South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

1989
A Part of the Whole, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

BIBLIOGRAPHY BOOKS, EXHIBITION CATALOGUES & BROCHURES
2017
Farrington, Lisa E. African-American Art: A Visual and Cultural History. 1st ed. New York:
Oxford UP, 2017: 394-395.

2015
Cassel Oliver, Valerie, Hilton Als, Huey Copeland, and George E. Lewis. Jennie C. Jones:
Compilation. New York: Gregory R. Miller; Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum
Houston, 2015.
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.

2014
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.

2013
Hankins, Evelyn. Directions: Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance. ex. brochure. Washington
D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2013.
Philips, Sam, and Ana Starling. Frieze Art Fair: New York 2013. New York: Frieze, 2013.
Ligon, Glenn, Alex Farquharson, and Francesco Manacorda. Glenn Ligon: Encounters and
Collisions. London: Nottingham Contemporary and Tate, 2015: 254 & 255.

2012
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.

2010
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.

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

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

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

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

2004
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PERIODICALS:
2015
Glentzer, Molly. “Just listen: the minimalist art of Jennie C. Jones.” Houston Chronicle 8
Jan. 2016.

Roffino, Sara. “25 Most Collectible Midcareer Artists: Jennie C. Jones.” Art + Auction Sep.
2015: 90.

Sargent, Antwuan. “Sound Paintings Tell Stories of the Black Avant-Garde.” The Creators
Project 10 Jan. 2016. Web.

2014
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’.” artforum.com 24 June 2014. Web.

2013
Katz, Jamie. “How Do You Make a Painting Out of Sounds?” Smithsonian May 2013: 84+.
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.

2012
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.

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

2010
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: 63.

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

2006
Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Jennie C. Jones.” New York Times. 10 Feb. 2006, E 37.
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 Aug. – Sep. 2006: 71.

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

2001
“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.

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

1994
“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:
2014
Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva, FL
2011
Lower East Side Printshop (Special Editions Resident), New York, NY

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

2008
Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, Italy
American Academy in Rome (Visiting Artist), Italy
Smack Mellon Studio Program Resident, Brooklyn, NY

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

2002-2003
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

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

1998
OMI International Residency, Ghent, NY

AWARDS:
2017
Rose Art Museum, Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award

2016
Foundation for Contemporary Art, Robert Rauschenberg Award

2013
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

2012
The Studio Museum in Harlem, Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize

2008
William H. Johnson Prize
Creative Capital Grant

2007
New York Community Trust, Pennies from Heaven Grant

2006
Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Grant

2000
Pollock-Krasner Grant

1999
Wheeler Foundation Award

LECTURES:
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, 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

PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC POSITIONS:
Bard MFA Summer Faculty 2017-19
Yale School of Art, Yale University, Critic, 2015-current
Brandeis University, The Rose Museum of Art, Collection in Focus, 2015
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015
New York University, Lecture, 2015
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Resident Faculty, 2014
Barnard University, Visiting Artist, 2014
Montclair State University, Visiting Artist MFA Faculty, Fall 2012-13
Hunter College, Lecture, 2011

COLLECTIONS:
BNY Mellon, Pittsburg, PA
Deutsche Bank, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA
Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, MI
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