Jennifer J L Jones (b.1971 Alexandria, Virginia) is an American artist raised in rural Virginia and on the central east space 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 group exhibition in Paris, France (in association with Besharat Gallery in Barbizon, France and the Taylor Foundation), representation in London, England, International Art Fairs, 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. A few of her commissioned paintings are included in the permanent collection of 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 and Orlando, Florida.
Recently Jones’ work was featured in issues of Arbus Magazine, Savannah Magazine, followed by an interview in Voyage Savannah. The Atlantan Magazine featured a profile piece on the artist during her solo exhibition at Atlanta based gallery, Alan Avery Art Company (“Sounding Thrush”). Following a sold out show at New River Fine Art (“Nexus”), she celebrated an exhibition in NYC followed by a two-person show at Hillary Whitaker Gallery in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Most recent events include an exhibition at the Jacksonville International Airport in January 2020, and her solo exhibition “Landfalls and Departures” at New River Fine Art in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (January 30th, 2020.) Her work has sold out in several locations and her upcoming solo exhibition “Gentle Wild” scheduled to open in February 2022 is being highly anticipated by her collectors and followers.
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 opened in Fall 2021. Her involvement in her community has included judging for the Beaufort Photography Club, donating works for various charities and an upcoming art competition in December.