JENNIE C. JONES  l  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

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

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

2004              Low Life, Group Exhibition Kustera-Tilton Gallery, New York

                       Sunrise / Sunset, Group Exhibition at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York

2003              Drawing, G Fine Art, NW Washington DC

                       AV – audiovisual, Triple Candie 461 W. 126th Street

                       Anthology of Art, an online Project, Publication and Exhibition, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin

2002              The International Group Exhibition at the Cité des Arts, Paris

                       Americas Re-mixed, mostra d’ arte contemporanea, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano

                       Bounce, An Evening of New Media Art and Music,The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

2001               Freestyle, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

                       Freestyle, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica

                       The Brewster Project, Site Specific art works in the Village of Brewster, New York

2000              Snap Shot,The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore

                       OK! Survey a one hour performance, Meat Market Art Fair, New York

                       Yard Sale – Contemporary Artists take over a Chelsea School Yard, NYC Lab School, New York

                       Jennie C. Jones (Harlem / Haarlem) & Juana Valdes (Transported Illusions), Begane Grond Kunstcentrum, Utrecht

1999               New York Big City of Dreams, OpenSpace, Milano

                       Invisible, Group Exhibition, Galerie Arnisal, Bailystock, Poland

                       Pavement, Group Exhibition, Martinez Gallery, New York

                       Viewing, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Artist Residency 5 World Trade Center, New York

                       Open Studios, ART/ OMI International Residency, New York

1997               Generations - A.I R, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, New York

                      Current Undercurrents, Artist Living and Working in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn

                      Don’t try this at Home, Performance Videos by Mike Smith, William Wegman, Guy Richards Smit & Jennie C. Jones,

                      Knitting Factory Video Lounge, New York

1996              Art Star- 1996 MFA Group Exhibition, New York

1995              Clean Sweep, a collaborative installation with Gary Moore & Karen Rifas, Gutierrez Gallery, Florida

                      Expo Arte ‘95, Ambrosino Gallery, video screening, Guadalajara, Mexico

1994              Self / Others, New Portraits, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego

                      Vital Expressions: African American Artist in San Diego, African American Museum of Fine Art, San Diego

                      Artist Choose Artist, San Diego Art Walk 1994, Sponsored by the Arts Downtown Council

                      Family Album Stories and Other Works: Jennie C. Jones Solo, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, San Diego

1993              Seventh Annual Invitational Auction, Sushi Performance and Visual Art, San Diego

1993              Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, William Grant Still Arts Center, Los Angeles

                      Burning/Words, an installation of essays by 12 San Diego Artists and Art Professionals

1991               Revelations: Artists Look at Religion artists, included: Andres Serrano, Mike and Doug Starn and Joel-Peter Witkin.

                      S.A.I.C. Gallery Two, Chicago

                      Hot Comb, One Woman Show , Installation, A site specific work A New Look Salon, Chicago

Selected Bibliography

2012              Jennie C. Jones Artist Interview, The Huffington Post, Online Portfolio & Text, January 2012

                      Silence - Menil Collection- Hardcover, Menil Collection, September 2012

2011               Dan Duray “Dark Matter Cooking at the Kitchen”, The New York Observer, September 9, 2011 2010    

                      Ken Johnson “Electric” at Sikkema Jenkins & Co, The New York Times, July 30, 2010

2009             “19 to Watch in 09”, Modern Painters Magazine, December / January Issue 2009. p. 50 2007    

                      “Black Light, White Noise: Sound & Light in Contemporary Art”, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, DVD with Catalogue, 

                       Essay texts by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Gerg Tate and others, 2007

2006              You Make Me Feel Like 100 Billie Holiday Songs, The Work of Jennie C. Jones, DB Arts Mag - A Publication for the Frieze 

                       Art Fair, London, 2006

                       Oliver Koerner von Gustorf “Berlin- Highlights, Artists Watch List”, Monopol Magazine, p. 71, 2006

                       “Simply Because You’re Near Me, Jennie C. Jones at Artists Space”, The New York Times, Art in Review, February 10, 2006

2004              The New Yorker Magazine – Events, The Whitney Museum of American Art Lecture, December 3, 2004

2002              Americas Remixed, mostra d’ arte contemporanea, Exhibition Catalogue, September 2002, p.84-87 2001    

                       Holland Cotter “Freestyle”, The New York Times, May 11, 2001 “The New Masters”, Vibe Magazine, May 2001 p.120

                       “All Roads Lead to Harlem”, New York Magazine, May Issue 2001

1997                Franklin Sirmans “Remixing the Art World: Art in the Global Market Place“, Flash Art Magazine, June, 1997 p.71

1995               “Survival is Also a Way Out” DEK Guide to Empty Catalogue, Soft Skull Press, New York, NY. March 1995

                       Concerning Meaning, a conversation with artist Guy Richards Smit, p. 39 - 63.

1994               Neil Kendrick “Family Album Stories”, Artweek Magazine, June Issue 1994 p.17 “Artscape Spot light: Jennie C. Jones”,

                       San Diego Home /Garden Lifestyles Magazine , May 1994 p.146 “Vital Expressions, African American Artist in San Diego”, 

                       Catalogue, Jan. 1994 p.14, Published by The African American Museum of Fine Art, 3025 Fir St. San Diego, Ca. 92102


The Studio Museum in Harlem

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Deutsche Bank

Weil, Gotshal & manges