Jennie C. Jones  |  Biography


1968        Born in Cincinnati, Ohio

                Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York


1996        Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, MFA

1996        Skowhegan School of Painting and Skulpture

1991         The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA with Fellowship



2012        The Wein Prize 2012

2008       William H. Johnson Prize

                Creative Capital Grantee

2000       Pollock-Krasner Grant Recipient 


Selected Solo Exhibitions

 2016       Amplitude, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York City, USA 

                Editions, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, USA

2015        COMPILATION, A 10 year survey exhibition, The Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston TX   

2014        Jennie C. Jones: False Tones, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

2013        Higher Resonance, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Directors Gallery, Washington

                Acoustic, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

2012        Harmonic Distortion, Arratia Beer, Berlin

2011         Absorb / Diffuse, The Kitchen, New York

                Counterpoint, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

                Sounding Line, LAX ART, Los Angeles

2010        Electric, Sikkema, Jenkins & Co., New York

                Song Containers & Objects, Lawrimore Objects, Seattle, WA

2009       Red, Bird, Blue, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta

2007       Recomposing, Arratia, Beer, Berlin        


Selected Group Exhibitions

 2016       Cut-Up: Contemporary Collage and Cut-Up Histories through a Feminist Lens, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, USA

2015        The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago

2014        Ears Have Walls-Three commissioned sound work: Steve Roden, Jennie C. Jones and John Phillips- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine

                Arts, Philadelphia, PA

                Black in the Abstract, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

                Roughneck Conceptualism, curated by Kara Walker, ICA_the Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

2013        CRAC Alsace--”Coquilles Mécaniques”, Altkirch

2012        The Lower East Side Printshop, Special Editions Artist Of 2011, New York

                SHIFT, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

                SILENCE, a survey exhibition curated by Toby Kamps, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

2011         Toward the Third Dimension, David Fioria Gallery, Aspen CO.

                With Hidden Noise (curated by Stephen Vitieillo), Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

                Black Sound White Cube, Kunstquartier Bethanien/Studio 1, Berlin

2010        Ear to the Page, The Center for Book Arts, New York

                30 Seconds off an Inch, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York    

2009       Bacon, Egg, Toast & Lard, Berkeley Museum of Art - Deborah Grant Audio Collaboration, Berkeley

                Tone & Temperament Contemporary Sound Art, Art Currents, Institute, New York

                State of the Art: New York, URBIS, Manchester

                Elsewhere, Saltworks Gallery, curated by Shinique Smith, Atlanta

                This-Has-Been, On Stellar Rays Gallery, New York

                The Walkman Compositions, Smack Mellon Gallery, New York

2008       (Dis)Concert, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles

                Same Old/Same New, Moyna Rowe Gallery, New York

2007       Black Light White Noice, Sound and Light in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

2006       Artists in Transit, Artspace, Auckland

                25 Bold Moves, organized by Simon Watson for the House of Campari Collection, New York

                Pa*per*ing, Group exhibition of works on paper, Deutsche Bank Lobby Gallery, New York

                Simply Because You’re Near Me, Artists Space, Project Room, New York

2005       Found Sound, Public Art Project for the city of Washington DC

                Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

                Double Consciousness, Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Houston Contemporary Art Museum, Houston


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