In front of Frida Kahlo Museum Casa Azul

bio

CATHERINE SHELTON JONES was born in 1973 in Starkville, Mississippi and currently works and resides in Brooklyn, New York. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting from Birmingham-Southern College in 1996. Subsequently she studied graphic design and has worked as a graphic designer & art director for 15 years. This work in the commercial realm has influenced and informed her art practice and she is interested in the intersection of these worlds. Jones has exhibited her work in New York City, Alabama and Mississippi. 

statement

My work comments on consumerism and idealism, while exploring themes of abandonment, loss and de-valuation. At the heart of my practice is the idea that from the shards and discarded pieces, things can lovingly be put back together to create a connected whole. I do this by creating digital collages of "utopian scenes" from found images of mostly idealized places and relationships. I bring them into the analog world by printing them, cutting them apart, and re-assembling or painting them. My work is process-driven and I am most interested in the making of the piece, finding freedom and a challenge in using all the tools available to me: paint & brushes, computer, camera, sewing machine, inkjet printer. Within this frame of thinking, I have also been contemplating art as a scientific process – one of experimentation – and the studio as the laboratory.

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EDUCATION

Birmingham-Southern College |  Bachelor of Fine Arts, painting  |  Birmingham, AL

Parsons | Continuing Education courses | Screen Printing under Marie Dormuth | New York, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017­

Priority Mail  |  Ground Floor Gallery |  Brooklyn, NY

Postcards from the Edge |  Visual Aids hosted by Metro Pictures |  New York, NY

2016

Spring/Break Art Show  |  Skylight at Moynihan Station |  New York, NY

Postcards from the Edge |  Visual Aids hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co |  New York, NY

2015

Postcards from the Edge  |  Visual Aids hosted by Luhring Augustine Gallery |  New York, NY 

2014

Postcards from the Edge  |  Visual Aids hosted by Luhring Augustine Gallery  |  New York, NY

2010

Earth  |  Gallery House  |  Brooklyn, NY

2009

Oktibbeha County Landscapes - s32, t20n, r14e  |  Greater Starkville Dev. Partnership  |  Starkville, MS 

2005

Cotton District Arts Festival  |  Starkville, MS

2003

Cotton District Arts Festival  |  Starkville, MS

1997

Holiday Group Show  |  The Dirk Walker Gallery  |  Birmingham, AL

1996

Undergraduate Senior Show  |  Durbin Gallery, Birmingham-Southern College  |  Birmingham, AL