Jennie C. Jones Counterpoint

Jennie C. Jones

Jennie C. Jones is a visual artist whose practice resides at the intersection of art history, music history and black history—layering the formal language of modern art over the conceptual and technical strategies of avant-garde jazz. Over the past decade, Jones has participated in numerous prestigious artist residency and fellowship programs including the Center for Book Arts (New York), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, France), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency at the World Trade Center (New York) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Maine). In 2008 she was a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study Center as well as a Visiting Artist at The American Academy in Rome. Jones’s awards include a Pollock-Krasner Grant, a New York Community Trust Grant, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award and the William H. Johnson Prize. Her recent exhibitions include Electric, a solo exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York; State of the Art: New York at Urbis in Manchester, UK; Red, Bird, Blue, a solo installation at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; and 30 Seconds Off An Inch at the Studio Museum in New York. A native of Cincinnati, Jones received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.


Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2013

    Residency

    Jones is a Rauschenberg Residents for the 2013-14 season

  • 2013

    Major Exhibition

    Jones has solo exhibition, Higher Resonance, at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC

  • 2013

    Award

    Jones wins The Studio Museum’s Wein Prize

  • 2011

    Residency

    Jones is awarded a Special Editions Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop

  • 2010

    Residency

    Artist-in-Resident at the Center for Book Arts in New York City

  • 2008

    Award

    Jones receives William H. Johnson Prize

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