Citing the mythical—medieval illumination and dream visions, rococo art, open world gaming, folklore—and the local—old growth forests, the impacts of climate change and the pandemic, a longing for friends and...
Citing the mythical—medieval illumination and dream visions, rococo art, open world gaming, folklore—and the local—old growth forests, the impacts of climate change and the pandemic, a longing for friends and family, drug and alcohol addiction—Matt Jones (1980, Rochester, NY) engages idea-feelings of intimacy, community, and storytelling, through a world he’s been building with specific vocabularies of line and color in his paintings, drawings, and watercolors.
Jones has had one or two person shows at Galerie Jerome Pauchant (Paris), Freight + Volume (New York), Horton (Berlin), Castor (New York), The Richard Massey Foundation (New York), Bleecker Street Art Club (New York), and Buia Gallery (New York). He has participated in NADA Miami (The Hole, New York), Spring Break Art Fair (Old School, Brooklyn), Miami Project (Driscoll Babcock, New York) and a solo presentation at Art Brussels (Bodson Gallery, Brussels). His work has been displayed in group shows at Robert Miller (New York), Soy Capitan (Berline), Anonymous (Mexico City), ADA Gallery (Richmond, VA), Tibet House (New York), The Varsity (Brooklyn), Grey East (East Hampton, NY), The Artbridge Drawing Room (New York), Fiebach Minninger (Cologne), Exit Art (New York), and The Hole (New York).
Matt Jones attended the Yale University School of Art—Norfolk on an Ellen Battell Stoeckel Grant (2001), received a BFA from Cooper Union (2002), and earned an MFA at Hunter College (2021). In 2007 he founded Puppy American, a small independent press. He lives and works with his beautiful family in New York City.