Heather Jones is an accomplished artist based in South-Western Ohio. Jones studied art history at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning, earning both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (ABT). Her work has been exhibited widely at national and international venues including the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH (solo); Art on Paper, New York, NY; Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL; Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Iowa Quilt Museum, Winterset, IA; New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA; the University of California, Berkley, CA; Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany; drj- dr. julius | ap, Berlin, Germany; Five Walls, Melbourne, Australia; and M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine. Jones’ first book, Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday was released in October 2015 by STC Craft, an imprint of Abrams, New York and was recently an inaugural artist in residence at Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock Senegal. Gaining attention for her sewn-fabric works, her gorgeous sewn abstractions examine the boundaries between fine art painting and traditional quilting. Her geometric pieces push the formal possibilities of color and design, while investigating conceptual issues involving the sociopolitical relationships between gender, culture, time and place while questioning what makes a “painting”? She simultaneously draws inspiration equally from the quilting traditions of her Euro-Appalachian ancestors, and Color Field painters like Ellsworth Kelly.