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Jennie C. Jones, critic
Jennie C. Jones attended Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts where she received her Masters of Fine Art degree in 1996. Prior to that she attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving a Bachelors of Fine Art in 1991. Her awards include a Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2000 and a Creative Capital grant in 2008. She received The William H. Johnson Prize in 2008, and is the 2012 recipient of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Wein Prize. She has presented lectures at the Whitney Museum of American Art and The High Museum of Art in Atlanta.Her work has been exhibited at major art institutions including The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and Urbis Art Center in Manchester, UK among others. Her solo exhibition, Higher Resonance, was presented at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington DC in 2013. Upcoming projects include a solo project at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, opening in December 2015. Ms. Jones has participated in numerous artists residency and fellowship programs, both nationally and international, including: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1996), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency at the World Trade Center (1999), Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2002-2003), The Liguria Study Center for the Arts & Humanities in Genoa, Italy (2004), and Rauschenberg Foundation Residency in Captiva, Florida (2014). In 2008 she was a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study Center as well as a Visiting Artist at The American Academy in Rome. She has works in The Deutsche Bank Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others and her work was recently acquired by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Ms. Jones was appointed critic in sculpture at Yale in 2015.
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