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Artist Profile

Heather
Jones

Artist Profile

Heather
Jones

Heather Jones has been gaining attention for her fabric works, her 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.

Jones is based in South-Western Ohio. She 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, Berkeley, CA, Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany, Dr. Julius | ap, Berlin, Germany, Five Walls, Melbourne, Australia, and M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine. Jones was an inaugural artist in residence at Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock Senegal in 2019. She was also an artist in residence at Silver Art Projects Residency in New York from September to December 2021 and Cuttyhunk Island Residency in 2021 in Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts. She has recently returned to Black Rock Senegal for a group exhibition and has had two solo exhibitions in 2022; Storytellers at the Contemporary Dayton in Dayton, Ohio and To Hold Tender This Land at the David Richard Gallery in New York City.

A conversation between Heather Jones and Taymour Grahne, independent art advisor and curator based out of London, England is available to view here.

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