Jennifer J L Jones
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Jennifer J L Jones was born in Virginia U.S.A. in 1971 and lives and works in Port Royal, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois in 1994.
Her mixed media paintings are meditations on nature, both as corporeal reality and intangible spirituality. Working intuitively, she explores this dichotomy in large-scale gestural paintings which use naturally occurring patterns to investigate the emotional content associated with the natural world: ﬂowers, sea shells, cloud formations, the grace of a falling leaf, a glass-topped lake or the form and scale of a mountain range. An expression not only of what is seen, but also felt, Jones’ paintings aim to capture a sense of change, time, and growth, phenomena which she considers to constitute the essence of life.
Jennifer JL Jones’ work combines her love of nature with a passion for travel. She juxtaposes form, colour and line in multilayered paintings which reflect her emotional responses to the varied landscapes she visits. Every journey informs her process, providing not only subject material but also a means to fully comprehend, connect with and better understand the world. She describes her practice as a “life-quilt”, a reflection of her own odyssey and an oracle through which the viewer may glimpse their own memory of references in nature and life itself. Using a combination of mediums including multiple glazes and constantly varying the weight of her brushwork, Jones builds up textured layers, creating a palimpsest of abstract organic forms. Each layer appears to shift beneath the next in bold but poetic and graceful movements.
Her work has been presented in solo, group and art fair exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally including: Alan Avery (Atlanta, GA); New River Fine Art (Ft. Lauderdale, FL); Foley Gallery, (New York, NY); Besharat Gallery in partnership with the Taylor Foundation (Paris, France); NoonPowell Fine Art (London); Hillary Whitaker Gallery (Ponte Vedra, FL); Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary, Art Miami; Jacksonville International Airport; Battersea AAF, NoonPowell Gallery, London; Art Wynwood (Miami, FL); Concept Art Fair (Miami, FL), and Art Market Hamptons (Bridge Hampton, NY).
Her highly sought-after paintings can be found in many private and prestigious corporate collections worldwide including; the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Oprah Winfrey/Harpo Studios, ScanaEnergy, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, and Burj Khalifa in UAE.
Recently, Jones work has been featured in many well-known publications such as; The Atlantan, Arbus Magazine, Savannah Magazine, and Voyage Savannah to name a few. This year, her paintings will be broadcast in the series ‘Class of ‘09’ on FX / Hulu and feature in Apple TV's hit tv series 'The Morning Show', in Reese Witherspoon's office.