Born 1968, Cincinnati, Ohio
Lives and works in Hudson, New York
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.She is Bard College MFA faculty and a critic at Yale Schoolof Art. Among her numerous awards, Jones is 2016 recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Award presented by the Foundation for Contemporary Art, a 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,featuresessays by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Hilton Als, and George E. Lewis.She has works in thepermeantcollection of, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, and the Smithsonian Institute’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
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
Jennie C.Jones: Constant Structure, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)
alternate takes, PATRON, Chicago, IL
Jennie C. Jones: RPM (revolutions per minute), The Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut
Amplitude, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Jennie C. Jones: Compilation, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX,
Jennie C. Jones: Editions, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
TONE, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Directions: Jennie C. Jones – Higher Resonance, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Harmonic Distortion, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany
Absorb/Defuse, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
Counterpoint, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Electric, Sikkema, Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Song Containers & Objects, Lawrimore Projects, Seattle, WA
RED, BIRD, BLUE, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
The Walkman Compositions, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Jones: Recomposing, Arratia Beer Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Simply Because You’re Near Me, Artists Space, New York, NY
Jennie Jones: New Work, Triple Candie, New York, NY
Begane Grond Kunstcentrum, Utrecht, Holland
She Stands, Mason Gross Galleries, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ
Family Album Stories and Other Works, Sushi Performance and Visual Art, San Diego, CA
Hot Comb, A New Look Salon, Chicago, IL (site-specific installation)
Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, The Phillips Collection, New York, NY (forthcoming)
Ground/work, The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA (forthcoming)
The Shape of Shape, Curated by Amy Sillman, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
OR BOTH. Curated by Mia Locks.Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Double Edged: Geometric Abstraction Then and Now, The Bob & Lissa Shelley McDowell Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum. Greensboro, NC
Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Out of Easy Reach, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL; Travels to Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington IL
Spin: Turning Records Into Art, KMAC Museum, Louisville, KY
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, Kemper Museum of
Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Travels 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
Cut-Up, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
From Minimalism into Algorithm, The Kitchen, New York, NY
James Baldwin/Jim Brown and the Children, The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY
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
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,
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
Outside the Lines. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Rehearsals: The Practice and Influence of Sound and Movement, SCAD Museum of Art,
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
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
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
Ear to Page, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Bite: Street Inspired Art and Fashion, Third Streaming, New York, NY
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
(dis)concert, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Same Old / Same New, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY
Black Light, White Noise: Sound & Light in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum
Houston, Houston, TX
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,
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
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).
Drawing, G Fine Art, Washington D.C.
AV – audiovisual, Triple Candie, New York, NY
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
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
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
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
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).
Art Star- 1996 MFA Group Exhibition, Hit & Run Space, New York, NY
Expo Arte ’95, Ambrosino Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico
Clean Sweep, Gutierrez Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
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
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
Joint Exhibition of Furniture and Art, Veni, Vidi, Vici Gallery, San Diego, CA
Revelations: Artists Look at Religion, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Roots of Inner Space, South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
A Part of the Whole, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BIBLIOGRAPHY BOOKS, EXHIBITION CATALOGUES & BROCHURES
Endless Shout. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania & Inventory Press, 2019
Farrington, Lisa E. African-American Art: A Visual and Cultural History. 1st ed. New York:
Oxford UP, 2017: 394-395.
Cassel Oliver, Valerie, Hilton Als, Huey Copeland, and George E. Lewis. Jennie C. Jones:
Compilation. New York: Gregory R. Miller; Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum
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
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.
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
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,
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,
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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.
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Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva, FL
Lower East Side Printshop (Special Editions Resident), New York, NY
The Center for Book Arts (Artist on Residence), New York, NY
Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, Italy
American Academy in Rome (Visiting Artist), Italy
Smack Mellon Studio Program Resident, Brooklyn, NY
Liguria Study Center for the Arts Fellow, Genova, Italy
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency World Trade Center, New York, NY
OMI International Residency, Ghent, NY
Rose Art Museum, Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award
Foundation for Contemporary Art, Robert Rauschenberg Award
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
The Studio Museum in Harlem, Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize
William H. Johnson Prize
Creative Capital Grant
New York Community Trust, Pennies from Heaven Grant
Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Grant
Wheeler Foundation Award
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
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE 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