Stop & Stare

Apr 5 – May 4, 2024

UTA Artist’s Space

Art Basel Miami Beach 2023

Art Basel Miami Beach 2023

Dec 610, 2023

Miami Beach Convention Center

Dialogues

Dialogues

Nov 11, 2023 – Jan 27, 2024

Chicago Architecture Biennale: Making a Garden of Strange Fruit

Chicago Architecture Biennale: Making a Garden of Strange Fruit

Nov 4, 2023 – Feb 11, 2024

Chicago Cultural Center

Longing

Longing

Oct 13 – Nov 18, 2023

Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris

Conscious Intuition

Conscious Intuition

May 11 – Jun 17, 2023

Galerie Lelong

Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2022

Miami Beach Convention Center

ADAA 2022

ADAA 2022

Nov 36, 2022

Park Avenue Armory

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game

Apr 724, 2022

Fulton Market

Felix Art Fair 2022

Felix Art Fair 2022

Feb 1720, 2022

The Hollywood Roosevelt

Art Basel Miami Beach 2021

Art Basel Miami Beach 2021

Dec 24, 2021

Miami Beach Convention Center

The Empire is Falling

The Empire is Falling

Nov 5, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022

The Contemporary Dayton

No color in the pages

No color in the pages

Jun 5 – Jul 11, 2021

NADA MIAMI 2019

NADA MIAMI 2019

Dec 58, 2019

Ice Palace Studios

Resilience: African American Artists As Agents of Change

Resilience: African American Artists As Agents of Change

Sep 14 – Dec 8, 2019

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Conversation: A Collecting Journey

Conversation: A Collecting Journey

Jul 17, 2019

Art Institute of Chicago

Left of Center

Left of Center

Mar 15 – Sep 2, 2019

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection

Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection

Jan 29 – May 19, 2019

The Smart Museum of Art

Nexus

Nexus

Mar 24 – May 12, 2018

Summer

Summer

Jul 15 – Aug 12, 2017

Burning all illusion

Burning all illusion

Dec 8, 2016 – Jan 28, 2017

Galerie Lelong

NADA Miami Beach 2016

NADA Miami Beach 2016

Dec 15, 2016

Deauville Beach Resort

High Anxiety: New Acquisitions

High Anxiety: New Acquisitions

Nov 30, 2016 – Jan 31, 2017

Rubell Family Collection

Chicago Invites Chicago

Chicago Invites Chicago

Jun 30 – Jul 29, 2016

Galerie Lelong

NADA NY 2016

NADA NY 2016

May 59, 2016

Basketball City New York

Samuel Levi Jones

Samuel Levi Jones

Apr 13 – Jul 16, 2016

The Arts Club

Reciprocity

Reciprocity

Mar 12 – May 1, 2016

Theory of Forms

Theory of Forms

Sep 18 – Dec 20, 2015

Dress rehearsal: Chicago Architecture Biennial 2023

Dress rehearsal: Chicago Architecture Biennial 2023

The Architectural Review
Nov 17, 2023
Samuel Levi Jones

Samuel Levi Jones

4Columns
Jun 16, 2023
Bookworm: Samuel Levi Jones

Bookworm: Samuel Levi Jones

Blouin Artinfo
Apr 7, 2015
Blackness in Abstraction

Blackness in Abstraction

Art in America
Jan 5, 2015
Art Incubator

Art Incubator

CULTURED Magazine
Sep 22, 2015
Three to see: New York

Three to see: New York

The Art Newspaper
Dec 20, 2016
New Works at Recology San Francisco

New Works at Recology San Francisco

Art Nerd San Francisco
Sep 22, 2014
Unbinding the System

Unbinding the System

Art In America
Apr 1, 2015
Ripped

Ripped

CCQ Magazine
Apr 18, 2016
Artist x Artist: Mark Bradford and Samuel Levi Jones

Artist x Artist: Mark Bradford and Samuel Levi Jones

Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine
Jan 1, 2015
New exhibit at Newfields makes lasting impression

New exhibit at Newfields makes lasting impression

Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper
Mar 21, 2019

Samuel Levi Jones addresses the authority and antiquated position that encyclopedic and institutional books and volumes have held as a source of information throughout history. Jones uses the material that once held the authorship on history as a manipulatable platform to re-examine history itself and draw attention to figures, events, and triumphs of those often overlooked in written accounts, individuals of color and women. Through a process of breaking apart the books, deleting its pages and text and re-structuring the material, Jones creates a clean slate for the insertion of a new and updated revision of history to the material. An anthropological approach is at the core of Jones’ practice.

CURRICULUM VITAE
Born 1978, Marion, IN
Lives and works in Indianapolis, IN

EDUCATION
MFA, Studio Art, Mills College, Oakland, CA
BFA, Fine Art in Photography, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
BA, Communication Studies, Taylor University, Upland, IN

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2023
Longing, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
Conscious Intuition, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

2021
The Empire is Falling, The Contemporary Dayton, Dayton, OH
No color in the pages, PATRON Gallery, Chicago, IL

2020
Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, FR

2019
Mass Awakening, Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, NY
No More Tokens, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles, CA
Left of Center, Newfields, Indianapolis, IN
Let Us Grow, Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, FR

2018
Nexus, PATRON, Chicago,IL

2017
One Blood, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles, CA
Remedial Suffering, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN

2016
Reciprocity, PATRON, Chicago, IL
Samuel Levi Jones, The Arts Club, London
Samuel Levi Jones, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY
48 Portraits (Underexposed), EXPO Projects, PATRON, Chicago, IL
Burning all illusion, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

2015
After Fred Wilson, IMOCA, Indianapolis, IN
Talk To Me, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
Unbound, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2014
Black White Thread, PAPILLON, Los Angeles, CA

2013
DELETE, Los Angeles, CA
48 Portraits (Underexposed), Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023
Chicago Architecture Biennale: Making a Garden of Strange Fruit, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Dialogues, PATRON, Chicago, IL

2022
Past is Present, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
Monochrome Multitudes, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI
Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of the Paulson Fontaine Press, Mills College Art Museum, CA
Young, Gifted, and Black: The Lumpkin-Bonccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PN
Whatever Gets You Through the Night, The Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, MI
Subversive Media: Materiality and Power, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2021
Young, Gifted, and Black: The Lumpkin-Bonccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
New Prints and Editions, Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, NY
20 Years Anniversary Exhibition Part 2, Vielmetter, Los Angeles, CA

2020
I Yield My Time, Fuck You, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA
Paper Pavilions, Curated by Sean M. Starowitz, 411 Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Nexus: Contemporary Art from Leading Miami Collections, Lowe Art Museum, FL
Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of Black and Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art form the Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman, Virginia Museum of Art, Virginia Beach, VA
A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER, Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, NY
RED, Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, NY

2019
Resilience: African American Artists As Agents of Change, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Young, Gifted, and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, curated by Antwaun Sargent and Matt Wycoff”‹, OSilas Gallery at Concordia College, Bronxville, NY 
Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/ Giuffrida Collection, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago IL
Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press, Gallery 360, Northeastern University, Boston MA; Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruses, NM; Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona, FL

2018
The Edge of Visibility, International Print Center, New York, NY
Sedimentations, 8th Floor Gallery, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York, NY
Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA; Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

2017
Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles, CA
Excerpt, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2016
Chicago Invites Chicago, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Trust Issues, curated by Ryan Steadman, Ronchini, London, UK
A Dark Matter,
curated by Rehema Barber, Tarble Gallery, Eastern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

2015
Trashed and Treasured,
Napa Valley Museum, Napa Valley, CA
Theory of Forms,
PATRON, Chicago, IL
Talk To Me, 2x2 Solos
, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
I Like It Like This,
S2 Sotheby’s Gallery, New York, NY
The Silence of Ordinary Things,
The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, CA

2014
The History of Technologies,
Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Open, PAPILLION ART, Los Angeles, CA

2013
A Basic Measure,
SEUI ULTCW, Los Angeles, CA
TRANSPORT,
Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

2012
X Libris,
Root Division, San Francisco, CA
BAILA con Duende,
Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
The Last Show on Earth: MFA Show
, Mills College, Oakland, CA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019
Annie Armstrong, Dallas Art Museum Adds Eight Works to Collection with Dallas Art Fair Acquisition Fund, ARTnews, April 11
Oseye Boyd, New exhibit at Newfields maks lasting impression, Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper
Dan Gorssman, A Moment of Change and Reckoning at Newfields, NUVO, March 19
Aaron Gettinger, At the Smart, ‘Soliday & Solitary’ shows individuals progressing Black Art, Hyde Park Herald, Feb 25

2018
Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, E-Flux, December 19
Leah Ollman, Keep Looking: Samuel Levi Jones SPeaks with Leah Ollman, Art in Print, September - October

2017
Martha Schwendener, What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week, The New York Times, January 12
Seph Rodney, An Artist Gives Us a Vision of the Future Through Books, Hyperallergic, Jan 10
Hilarie M. Sheets, Samuel Levi Jones Unbinds Fractured History of Justice, Instrospective Magazine, Jan 2
Antwaun Sargent, Striking Deconstructed Book Painting Challenge American History, The Creators Project, Jan 2

2016
Juliet Helmke, Samuel Levi Jones on Raising Consciousness and Standing Rock, BlouinArtInfo, November 23
Laura Volkening, Tearing Up Power One Book at a Time, Samuel Levi Jones at PATRON, Newcity Art, April 1

2015
Leah Ollman, Unbinding The System: Samuel Levi Jones, who’s exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem is his first in New York, deconstructs old encyclopedias to set the record straight, Art in America, April
Adrienne Edwards, Blackness in Abstraction, Art in America, Jan 5
Mostafa Heddaya, Bookworm: Samuel Levi Jones, Blouin Artinfo, April 7
Rhiannon Love, Ripped, CQQ, April
Maria Martraire, Talk to Me: Samuel Levi Jones at ProArts, Daily Serving, September 13
Courtney Willis Blair, 4 Questions: Samuel Levi Jones, Forbes, March 26
Artist x Artist: Mark Bradford and Samuel Levi Jones, The Studio Museum Magazine, Winter-Spring 2015

2014
Leah Ollman, Review: Works of Defiant Beauty (Samuel Levi Jones), Los Angeles Times, November 26

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2017
Sustainable Arts Foundation, San Fransisco, CA
Artist in Residence, Paulson Fontaine Press Residency, Berkley, CA

2015
Artist in Residence, Pamela Joyner and Fred Giufrida, Sonoma, CA

2014
Recology Residency, San Francisco, CA
Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2012
Vivian and Margarita Stephenson Award, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2011-2012
Mills Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Oakland, CA

2010-2012
Evelyn V. Staton Fellowship in Fine Arts, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2009
Mildred Darby Menz Award, Herron School of Art and Design Indianapolis, IN

2008
Junior Bratton Award, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
The Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, MI
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago IL
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI
The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN