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
2019
Mass Awakening, Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, NY (forthcoming)
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
2019
Resilience: African American Artists As Agents of Change, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI (forthcoming)
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
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