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Heather Jones: Storytellers installed at The Contemporary Dayton

Heather Jones

We are delighted to announce Heather Jones has two solo exhibitions, Storytellers, open now at The Contemporary Dayton (Ohio) and a solo exhibition opening in March at the David Richard Gallery in NYC.

Heather Jones, Some Have Gone, 2021, sewn cotton, 18 x 18 in.

Heather Jones was selected as an artist-in-residence for Kehinde Wiley’s inaugural class at Black Rock Senegal, and worked there in October 2019. Jones’ solo exhibition, opening in February 2022 at The Contemporary Dayton (Ohio), one of three concurrent solo exhibitions featuring the work of Jones, Odili Donald Odita, and Jeffrey Gibson. She is also working on her first solo exhibit in New York City at David Richard Gallery which will open in March 2022.

Jones’ work has been exhibited widely at national and international venues including the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH (solo); Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (solo); Contemporary Art Matters, Columbus, 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; Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY; 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.

A native Cincinnatian, 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). She currently lives outside of the city on a small farm with her husband and two children.

Heather Jones, It Took A Thousand Years to Get Here, 2020, Sewn Cotton, 48×48 in.


Heather Jones at The Contemporary Dayton

25 W 4th Street
Dayton, OH 45402
February 3 – April 16, 2022
Opening Thursday February 17th 6-8pm

Steeped in the history of quilt making and a vast group of anonymous or under-recognized female makers over a vast swath of time, Dayton-based artist Heather Jones’ work is unequivocally feminist. Having grown up in Ohio, on the outskirts of Appalachia, she explores the relationship between gender, place, time, and culture, and sees the practice of stitching individual pieces of fabric together as a metaphor for rebuilding. Inspired equally by the improvisational approach to the composition of the quilters of Gee’s Bend and by the minimalist abstract paintings of Josef Albers, Mark Rothko, and Robert Ryman, her monumentally draped geometric hangings or small, playful, tic-tac-toes of colored shapes tightly wrapped around wood frames have much more in common with paintings–and she refers to them as such. Her unique sensibility has garnered her national recognition and she was selected as an artist-in-residence for the internationally renowned artist, Kehinde Wiley’s inaugural class at Black Rock Senegal in 2019. Jones is represented by Contemporary Art Matters in Columbus.

Heather Jones at David Richard Gallery

211 E. 121st Street
New York, NY, 10035
March 2– April 16, 2022
Opening Wednesday, March 2, 4-7pm

Heather Jones, It Won’t Always Be Like This, 2021, Sewn Cotton, 48 x 168 in.