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

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

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

Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, FR

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

Nexus, PATRON, Chicago,IL

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

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

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

Black White Thread, PAPILLON, Los Angeles, CA

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

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, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
New Prints and Editions, Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, NY
20 Years Anniversary Exhibition Part 2, Vielmetter, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Sustainable Arts Foundation, San Fransisco, CA
Artist in Residence, Paulson Fontaine Press Residency, Berkley, CA

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

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

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

Mills Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Oakland, CA

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

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

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

Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
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