Jennie C. Jones is a Brooklyn-based conceptualartist who explores sound and music, particularly experimental jazz, through the lens of minimalism. Her practice encompasses painting, sculpture, and sound installation to open discussions of the perception of sound within the field of visual arts.
Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1968. She attended Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts where she received her Master of Fine Art degree in 1996. Prior to that she attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1991 with Fellowship. She is currently a Lecturer in MFA Sculpture Department at Yale University.
Compilation, a ten-year survey exhibition of Jones’ work curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, was on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston from December 12, 2015 through March 27, 2016. A book published by Gregory R. Miller with essays by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Hilton Als, and George E. Lewis along with conversation between Jones and Huey Copeland accompanied the exhibition.