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. Her most recent commissioned paintings are in the office of the President at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, the Baptist Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida as well as Marriott in Gaylord, Texas. In 2019 Jones was featured in the February issue of The Atlantan Magazine, enjoyed solo exhibitions at Alan Avery Art Company (“Sounding Thrush”) in February and a sold out show at New River Fine Art (“Nexus”) in March. She celebrated her first exhibition in NYC followed by a two-person opening at Hillary Whitaker Gallery in November. Upcoming events include an exhibition at the Jacksonville International Airport in January 2020, and her newest series and solo exhibition “Landfalls and Departures” at New River Fine Art in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (January 30th, 2020.) Her next inspirational adventure will take her to Indonesia, followed by Scotland in the Summer.
Jones currently resides in Port Royal, South Carolina. She is working on her second coffee table book and compilation memoir. Her new studio exhibition space will be open in the spring of 2020.