Jennifer J L Jones (b.1971 Virginia) is an American artist raised in rural Virginia and on the central east coast of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. An exploration of beauty and energy, Jones’ mixed media paintings are a meditation on the dichotomy of the existence of nature both as corporeal reality and intangible spirituality. Employing multiple layers of abstraction and combined mediums including a refined glazing technique, she creates rich, organic patinas that evoke universal emotional and physical connecting points for the observer. Layers of paint create a palimpsest quality to the work, elegant, ever-shifting paintings combining a poetic, sensual grace with consistently bold execution.
Jones’ long-established career is highlighted by exhibitions in select national and international galleries, including a 2013 group exhibition in Paris, France (in association with Besharat Gallery in Barbizon, France and the Taylor Foundation), as well as numerous solo and group exhibitions across the U.S. Her highly sought paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections worldwide such as the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Oprah Winfrey/Harpo Studios, Scana Energy, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, and Burj Khalifa in UAE. Recent events in 2015 included solo exhibitions Infinite Rhythm at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico in May and a solo exhibition, Frisson at Aberson Exhibits in Tulsa, Oklahoma in September. Her 2016 schedule includes her second solo exhibition scheduled at Alan Avery Company in Atlanta, Georgia in September and her 11th solo exhibition titled HYPNOTIC s t a r l i n g s in Santa Fe, New Mexico at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary.
Jones currently resides in Port Royal, South Carolina and recently published her first book based on her prolific ‘Serenata’ series and is working on a second book as well as a documentary film.