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DARREN JONES

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The Ancient And Domestic Architecture of Scotland: The Red Castle of The Moon, 2016 3' X 2' © Darren Jones
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The Ancient And Domestic Architecture of Scotland: The Black Castle of Maul, 2016 2' X 3' © Darren Jones
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Anagram No. 1, 2016 Vinyl Yuge © Darren Jones
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Cloak and Dapper, 2015 Vestments, Hoodie, Vinyl, Daggers Yuge © Darren Jones
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Sentencing Begins (sketch), 2015 Household Products Variable © Darren Jones
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Be a Part of it, 2014 Vinyl Variable © Darren Jones
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Deeper Understanding, 2008 Broken Laptop and Extra Keys © darren jones
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A Time and a Place, 2011 Various Variable © Darren Jones - Artist
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Frenemy, 2014 Vinyl Yuge © Darren Jones
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
SCOTLAND
Birth year
1974
Lives in
KEY WEST/NEW YORK
Works in
NEW YORK
Schools
Tags
installation, landscape, photography, digital, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement

DARREN JONES

www.darrenjonesart.com

 

2006-9    Master of Fine Arts - Hunter College, New York

1993-7    Bachelor of Fine Arts - Central Saint Martin’s College of Art, London

1996       Pratt Institute – Brooklyn

1992-3    National Diploma in Art & Design - Stevenson College, Edinburgh

 

SOLO/TWO PERSON SHOWS

 

2015 A Matter of Life and Dearth - Index Art Center - Newark, NJ 

2015 Thunder Enlightening - Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University - New Jersey

2013 Eden’s Remains - Illuminated Metropolis Gallery - New York

2013 Textual Intercourse - Deep Space New York

2012 Darren Jones: The Burns of Sorrow and Care - 251 Greene Street, New Haven, CT

2012 Wait of the Nation: Gravitational Influence on the Local Galactic Plane - Queensferry Gallery - Edinburgh

2012 Darren Jones and Jo Wilmot: House of All Nations - SHAG - Brooklyn, NY

2012 Darren Jones: Wraith - Museum of Russian Art - Jersey City, NJ

2011 Jones and Roa: Pulvis et Umbra - Cuchifritos Gallery - New York (curated by Jeanne Brasile)

2010 The Archaeology of Summer - Queensferry Gallery - Edinburgh

2009 Jones & Roa Expedition - Wayne County Historical Society Museum - Honesdale, PA

2008 Jones & Roa Expedition - Neversink Valley Area Museum - Cuddebackville, NY

2005 Fabric of the Nation - Edinburgh Festival - David Young Gallery - Edinburgh

2005 Scream If You Wanna Go Faster - The Foundry Project Space - London

2004 Infantilism - Lyth Arts Centre Gallery - Caithness, Scotland

2004 Iconoclasm - Dundas Street Gallery - Edinburgh, Scotland

 

GROUP SHOWS

 

2016 Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life (curated by Michael Petry) Konsthallen-Bohusläns museum, Uddevalla, Sweden

2015 Small is Beautiful - Flowers Gallery - New York (Curated by Brent Beamon)

2015 Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life (curated by Michael Petry) Ha Gamle Prestegard Art Center - Norway 

2014 Small is Beautiful - Flowers Gallery - New York (Curated by Brent Beamon)

2014 Credit for the Discontent - General Practice - Brooklyn, NY (curated by Carlos Rigau)

2014 FLUID - Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art - Staten Island, NY

2013 Superposition: Observing Realities - Trinity Museum / Phenomena Project - New York

2013 Coming Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 - Industry City, Brooklyn (curated by Phong Bui)

2013 Oblique Strategies - Peter Fingesten Gallery at Pace University - New York  (curated by Emmy Mikelson)

2013 I’m Open to the Idea - The Nightclub - Miami (curated by Carlos Rigau / Domingo Castillo)

2013 Untitled - Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University - South Orange, NJ (curated by Jeanne  Brasile / Jennifer Graham Macht)

2012 Soul Seekers: Interpreting the Icon - Trinity Museum / Phenomena Project - New York 

2012 Linear Thinking - Walsh Gallery - Seton Hall University - South Orange, NJ

2012 Windows @ Walsh 5.0 - Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 

2012 The Last Book - Staats und Universitätsbibliothek, Hamburg

2011 Object/Self/Subject - New Technologies in Art - Museum of Russian Art - NJ

2011 Site Festival 2011 - Brooklyn, NY (organized by Jeanne Brasile) (with Ryan Roa)

2011 I Love You so Much That Even When You’re Lying Next to me I Miss You - NAC, NY

2011 The Last Book (organized by Luis Camnitzer) New York Public Library, NY

2010 Pixelpops - New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area (organized by Jeanne Brasile)

2010 All Insignificant Things Must Disappear - Trinity Museum - New York

2010 Today is the Tomorrow You Thought About Yesterday - Williamsburg Historical Center, NY

2010 Junk (curated by Alexey Maslyaev) - Moscow Museum of Modern Art

2010 The Golden Door - Presented by Jersey City Museum, NJ

2010 Paper Moon - Gallery Aferro Benefit - Newark, NJ

2010 Into the Void (curated by Jeanne Brasile) - Index Art Center - Newark, NJ

2010 Botanica (curated by Mary Birmingham) - Hunterdon Art Museum - New Jersey

2010 Ides of March Biennial (with Ryan Roa) - ABC No Rio - New York

2010 Housebroken (with Ryan Roa) - Flux Factory - Queens, NY

2010 The Last Book (organized by Luis Camnitzer) - Zentral Bibliothek - Zurich                  

2010 Detox (curated by Concrete Allotment Projects) - 16 Hoxton Square - London

2009 Uncommon Threads (curated by Jeanne Brasile) - Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University

2009 Freestyle (curated by Jeanne Brasile) - 744 Gallery; Newark Arts Council - Newark, NJ

2009 Souvenir; Periferias - Centro Cultural del Matadero - Huesca, Spain

2009 Politics, Practices and Emotions - Broadway Gallery - New York, NY

2009 Environments - Studio IMC - New York, NY

2009 Hanging out at No Rio - ABC No Rio - New York (curated by Erin Sickler)

2009 Hanging out at No Rio - Cuchifritos Gallery - New York (curated by Erin Sickler)

2009 Ecotones and Transitional Zones - Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art - New Paltz, NY

2009  Identities - Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Jorge Martin)

2009 Aferro Benefit Gala - Gallery Aferro - Newark, New Jersey

2009 Wild Things - Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park and Gallery - Dowell, MD

2009 Here, There and Everywhere - Transcultural Exchange - Boston (with Ryan Roa)

2009 The Sketchbook Project 3 - Art House Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia

2009 Rock, Paper, Scissors - Estel Gallery - Nashville, Tennessee

2009 Queens International 4; Biennial Exhibition - Queens Museum of Art - Queens, NY

2008 A Variety of Gifts - Trinity Museum - New York

2008 Inaugural Exhibition (with Ryan Roa) - New Orange Veterans Centre - NY

2008 The Last Book - National Library of Argentina - Buenos Aires

2008 White Goods - Stroud House Gallery - Stroud - Gloucester, England

2008 Supermasochist - Come out and Play Video Series - Apexart - New York

2008 Adventures in Mysticism - Athens Institute of Contemporary Art - Athens, Georgia

2008 Theory and Practice - Gallery Aferro - Newark, New Jersey

2008 Visual Arts Scotland International - Royal Scottish Academy - Edinburgh

2008 Art of the Book - Pacific Festival of the Book - Victoria Arts Gallery - Victoria, Canada

2007 Dialogues - Times Square Gallery - New York (with Ryan Roa)

2007 Fast Forward - Flushing Council on Culture & the Arts - Flushing Town Hall, NY

2006 Merging Of Minds - Steuben West Gallery - Brooklyn, NY

2006 Future First - Residence Gallery - London

2006 Domesticity - Artworks Gallery - Bournemouth, England

2005 On the Wall - Fly Art Fair Exhibition - Residence Gallery - London

2005 The Art of Love Exhibition - London Art - Oxo Tower Gallery - London

2004 Postcards from the Edge (Visual Aids) Benefit - Brent Sikkema Gallery - New York

2004 Attack on Precinct Deborah - Deborah House - London

2004 Shopfloor International, the Main Event - Deborah House - London

2004 Network AD - Candid Studio Artist Galleries - London

2003 The Space Studio Show - Belsham St. Studios - London

2002 Winter - 491 Gallery - London

2002 Shopfloor Presents - 491 Gallery - London

 

ART CRITICISM

 

2016 Artcritical - Plastic Darkness: Artist Profile - Carlos Rigau

2016 Artslant - The Good, The Fad And The Ugly: Writing the Wrongs in Text Based Art

2016 Artcritical - Ryan Roa on Raw Combat in His Working Method

2015 Artcritical - Seminal Images: Gabriel Martinez with Darren Jones

2015 Artslant - A New York State of Grind: A Suggestion for New York’s Beleaguered Artists 

2015 Artslant - The Changing Treasons: Why New York’s Top Critics Should Step Aside

2015 Artcritical - Dallas in Wonderland: Chuck and  George at CentralTrak

2015 Artforum - Loris Gréaud: The Unplayed Notes Museum

2015 Artcritical - States of Mind: Scooter LaForge Paints Cross Country

2015 Artslant - “Artist - Writer - Curator: Triple Threat or Triple Regret” (with Andrea Alessi)

2015 Artcritical - “Aural Sex: Kate Bush, Wordplay and Towering old Erections”

2014 Artcritical - Lite Installation: Spencer Finch at the Morgan

2014 Artcritical - Lygia Clark / MoMA

2014 Artforum - Nancy Rubins / Gagosian

2014 Artcritical - Emmanuel Cooper: A Retrospective Exhibition

2014 Artslant - Friezer Burn: Frieze, ArtExpo, and the Paradox of Taste

2014 Brooklyn Rail - Ken Currie / Flowers Gallery

2014 Brooklyn Rail - Peter Buggenhout / Gladstone Gallery

2014 Artforum - Luke Stettner / The Kitchen

2013 Artforum - Michel de Broin / Bitforms Gallery

2013 Brooklyn Rail - Sonya Blesofsky / Mixed Greens

2013 Brooklyn Rail - Tom Shannon / Showroom 

2013 Brooklyn Rail - “Words to Live By”

2013 Brooklyn Rail - “Art Entrances” 

2013 SALT Journal - “Darren Jones Interviews Key West Poet Laureate, Kirby Congdon”  

2012 White Zinfandel: Issue 3 - “Cereal Killers” 

2012 Artslant (with Natalie Hegert) - “Curator: A Slippery Word” 

2011 ArtUS Magazine #31 - “Twentieth Century Fox - Gupta / Duchamp / da Vinci”

2010 ArtUS Magazine #30  - Jonathan Weinberg: A Retrospective 

2008 Garageland #6  - “A Spiritual Hi” 

 

PRESS

 

10/08/15 Artnet News - “8 Art Events to Check Out in New York This Week”

07/07/15 The Star Ledger - “Work the Unit at Index Art Center” 

10/01/14 Kunstbeeld - “The Hidden Meaning of Still Lifes”

09/26/14 Advocate.com - “In the Studio: Darren Jones”

10/24/13 Daily Serving (by A. Will Brown) - “Fan Mail: Darren Jones”  

10/19/13 The Guardian (by Michael Petry) - “The 10 Best Contemporary Still Lifes”  

09/03/13 Artcritical (by Rupert Goldsworthy) - “Pumping Irony: Darren Jones on Fire Island” 

08/10/13 Advocate.com - “Artist Spotlight: Darren Jones” 

08/07/13 Gay City News - “Eden Counter-Commutes to Chelsea”

07/28/12 Russia Beyond the Headlines (by Xenia Grubstein) - “Iconography for the 21st Century Stirs Interest and Debate” 

07/05/12 Artcritical (by David Cohen) - “Beyond the Studio & Out of the Closet: Art and Sex on the Waterfront” 

06/06/12 Artforum.com - The Piers: Art And Sex Along The New York Waterfront” 

06/06/12 Hyperallergic - “Gay Sex, Art and Nostalgia on the New York Waterfront”

05/02/12 The New York Photo Review - by Barbara Confino  - “Theatres of Desire: The Piers: Art And Sex Along The New York Waterfront”                 

04/05/12 Huffington Post - The Piers: Art And Sex Along The New York Waterfront Explores Manhattan's Gay Subculture Of Yesteryear” 

03/01/12 Huffington Post (by Lia Petridis Maiello) - “Bloodshed and Beauty: Scottish Artist Darren Jones Exhibits at the Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City”

02/28/12 Jersey City Independent (by Lia Petridis Maiello) “Bloodshed and Beauty: Scottish Artist Darren Jones at the Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City”  

11/01/11  Art US #31 (by David Carrier) - “All Insignificant Things Must Disappear”

01/2010  New York Arts Magazine - “Transforming Visual Territories” 

05/26/09 Transition Tradition - “Portrait of an Artist; Darren Jones” 

12/07/08 New York Daily News - “Faith in the City” 

08/28/08 Stroud News and Journal - “Computer Apologizes in New Exhibition”  

05/20/08 Flagpole Magazine - “ATHICA Exhibit ponders the Ethereal” 

05/01/08 Flushing Times - New York - “Flushing Church Launches First Art Exhibition”

04/12/08 Athens Banner Herald - “Explaining the Unexplained”

04/03/08 Dunfermline Press - “Inspired by West Fife”  

03/30/08 New Jersey Sunday Herald - “Maps, Diaries and Drawings Along a Lifeline”

01/20/08 Sunday Post - “Art Attack” 

01/11/08 Dundee Courier - “Rooted in Art”  

01/03/08 Dunfermline Press - “An American Odyssey”  

07/17/05 Scotland on Sunday: The Scotsman - “Introducing...Darren Jones”  

04/29/04 Dunfermline Press - “The Artist Who Burns His Work”   

03/24/04 The Courier - “Young Guns”  

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

 

2013 Superposition: Observing Realities - Trinity Museum / Phenomena Project - New York

2012 Pier Groups - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay Art - New York (with Jonathan Weinberg)

2012 Soul Seekers: Interpreting the Icon - Trinity Museum / Phenomena Project - New York

2011 Writes of Passage: Human Communication and the Written Word - Trinity Museum, New York

2011 I Love You so Much That Even When You’re Lying Next to me I Miss You - NAC, NY

2011 Industrial Aesthetics - Times Square Gallery, NY

2010 All Insignificant Things Must Disappear - Trinity Museum - New York

2008 Altered States - Francis Lewis Gallery - St George's Church - NY

2008 Cryptoreal - Francis Lewis Gallery - St. George's Church, NY

2004 Lyth Arts Center Residency – Caithness, Scotland

2004 Attack on Precinct Deborah - Deborah House - London

 

BOOKS / ANTHOLOGIES

 

2015 The Contemporary Art Gallery (with David Carrier)

2013 ArtUS Collector’s Edition 2011-12 (criticism)

2013 Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life - Michael Petry - Thames and Hudson (artwork)

2013 Wild Art - David Carrier & Joachim Pissarro - Published by Phaidon (artwork)

 

RESIDENCIES / AWARDS

 

2016 CentralTrak Artist Residency - University of Texas at Dallas 

2011 Rema Hort Mann Foundation: Award nominee - New York

2011 Queer Art Mentorship: Fellow - New York

2009 ABC No Rio Residency - ABC No Rio - New York (organized by Erin Sickler)

2009 Wild Things Exhibition: Category award winner - Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park, MD 

2009 Fife County Council Art and Heritage Grant: Grant recipient - Fife, Scotland

2008 3rd Ward Gallery, Pernod Solo Show: Finalist - Brooklyn, NY

2007 Scottish International Education Trust - Award recipient

2004 Lyth Arts Center Summer Residency Program - Lyth Arts Center - Caithness, Scotland

 

 

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