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Hester Jones

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Birthplace
UK

Birth year
1973

Lives in
London

Works in
London

Website

Schools
University of the Arts London - London College of Communication, 2009, MA Photography
Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, 2007, Pg Cert Photography

Tags
child photography photography, maternal, portrait, psyche, ambivalence, mother, performative, participatory performance, conceptual

Statement

I am a British Artist in London. I spent several years in Italy, where I had my first training in photography, followed by post graduate studies in the UK: graduating Pg Cert Photography Central St Martins, 2007 and MA Photography London College of Communication, 2009.

My practice incorporates photography, video, installation, sound, found images, text and objects to probe gender roles and hierarchical structures in patriarchal society. I am inspired by Zen, Neuroscience, Arte Povera and Eco-feminism to explore human and animal consciousness, and analogous behaviours and emotions; such as empathy, play, fear, joy, grief and anxiety.  My work draws inspiration from C J Adam's theory of the absent referent. I am committed to working in the area of Arts and Health.
 
Exhibitions include Curzon Cinema Soho, Brighton Photo Fringe, Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institute, Barbican Arts Trust, Krakow Photomonth and Photomonth East London. In 2015 I will show work at the National Museum of Animals & Society, LA, USA, to commemorate C J Adam's 25th Anniversary of The Sexual Politics of Meat; with my writing and photos published in 
The Art of the Animal.


 

Recent Exhibits

Hester Jones participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 Twine
Doomed Gallery, 65-67 Ridley Rd, Dalston, E8 2NP
 
Jul, 2014 Take Me To Your Heaven
Atrium Space - Barbican Arts Trust
 
Oct, 2010 Home Truths
Brighton Photo Fringe
 
Sep, 2010 Non-Fiction
Together Our Space Gallery
 
Apr, 2010 Caged Bird Sings
The Crypt Gallery
 
Nov, 2009 Myths and Fairytales Workshop
Viewfinder Photography Gallery
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Hester Jones
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