Statement:

 

Jones' work explores the materiality of paint in relation to memory. Her most recent paintings primarily utilise cinematic source imagery of 90s romantic comedies and cult classics as a means to address the intangible nature of nostalgia through the constructs of film and painting. Impersonal and personal all at once, they allude to fragmented space whilst conjuring an internalised or other world. Glimpses of bare canvas root the paintings into our physical reality whilst the paint formulates its own; slivers of the imagined and real sit on the surface of the canvas serving as artefacts of the seen and the experienced.

Past Exhibitions:

2021

Incandescent, Irving Contemporary, Oxford

Without Borders, Elysium Gallery, Swansea

2020

Tales from the Cutting Room Floor, Solo Show, Cardiff M.A.D.E, Cardiff

Arcade Studio Show, Arcade Campfa, Cardiff  

2019

Made in Roath Open, g39, Cardiff

Summer Art Prize, Cardiff M.A.D.E, Cardiff

Kings Road Artists, Hearth Gallery, Llandough

Viridis, Cardiff M.A.D.E, Cardiff

2018

Scenes from a Daydream, Waterloo Tea Rooms Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff

THE TEN, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol 

Beep Biennal Painting Prize 2018, Elysium Gallery, Swansea

Woman, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff

Flourish, Cardiff M.A.D.E, Cardiff

2017

Summer Exhibition, Cardiff M.A.D.E, Cardiff

Porthmeor Programme Group Exhibition, Penwith Gallery, St Ives

Back Wall Series, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales

2016

Desire Lines, Solo show, Penarth Pier Pavilion, Cardiff 

David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2016, Mall Galleries, London

2015

Playing With Rules, Broad Gallery, London

Pavilion Open Exhibition, Penarth Pier Pavilion, Cardiff

2014

Pause Collective, Kraak Gallery, Manchester

Degree Show, Falmouth University, Falmouth 

Awards:

2019 - Winner, Summer Art Prize, Cardiff M.A.D.E 2019 

2018 - Shortlisted, Beep Biennal Painting Prize 2018

2016 - Shortlisted, David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2016

2015 - Winner, The Pavilion Periscope Award, Penarth Pier Pavilion 


Education:

2016-17 Porthmeor Programme, Developing Practice, St Ives School of Painting

2011-14  Fine Art BA (Hons), First Class, Falmouth University

2010-11 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Distinction, University of Glamorgan