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ABOUT

Lucia Jones is a painter based in Wales. Since graduating from Falmouth University, she has exhibited globally in solo and group exhibitions including BEEP Painting Prize 2018. She has also been long listed for a number of art prizes such as John Moores 2020, Jacksons Art Prize 2022 and 2023. Her work is currently held in private collections in the UK, USA, Austria and Hong Kong.

Jones’ practice explores memory and perception of self through the constructs of paint and film. Primarily utilising cinematic source imagery from obscure 1950s-90s b-movies, she addresses the intangible nature of memory and the shifting impressions of lived moments. Re-contextualising women from these sources, the paintings form a series of anonymised figures occupying fractured and fabricated environments. Liberated from their original medium and plains of existence, they are absorbed into the painted realm developed throughout her oeuvre; their context reconstructed and their world shaped around them, they act as cyphers to the experienced - to be glimpsed and examined.

Jones is also the founder of Occupata, a curatorial service connecting artists with collectors in non-convential art spaces. Please click here for further information.

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CURRENT / COMING UP

Solo exhibition, Irving Contemporary, Oxford, UK

Nov 9th – Dec 13th 2024 

Group Exhibition, Elysium Gallery/Volcano, Swansea UK

Nov 2024 

Solo Exhibition, Cardiff, UK

Feb - Mar 2025

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2024

Chairish x Bergdorf Goodmans, NYC, USA

2023

Through a Glass Darkly, Visible Records, Charlottesville VA, USA (Joint exhibition with Dylan Williams)

The Art Unit X The Art City Works, York Street Gallery, London

Best of our Solo Art Prize winners exhibition, Cardiff M.A.D.E, Cardiff

Trails, Turner House, Cardiff

Made in Roath, G39, Cardiff

Art on a Postcard Summer Auction, Hoxton Gallery, London

A world of her own, Elysium Gallery, Swansea (Joint exhibition with Natasha Morely)

2022

Unity: British & Ukranian Art, The Art Unit, Koppel Projects Space Piccadilly, London

Painting Made Recently in Wales, Lle Projects, Bay Art, Cardiff

A Room of her Own, Irving Contemporary, Oxford

A Woman's Place is Everywhere, The Cello Factory, London

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, Solo show, 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 / SHORTLISTS

2023 - Longlisted, Jacksons Art Prize 2023

2022 - Longlisted, Jacksons Art Prize 2022

2020 - Shortlisted Stage 2, John Moores Painting Prize 2020 

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

2023 - Freeman / Elysium International Art Exchange, Residency

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 

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