BRIAN THOMAS JONES
Born: Hickory, NC
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
MFA, Studio Art, Claremont Graduate University
BFA, Film & Television Production, Tisch School of the Arts – New York University
Santa Monica College Arts Mentor Program, Studio Art
Virginia Commonwealth University, Mass Communications (Photography)
Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
Aversion (lobby), Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
LUMEN ESSENCE, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Cautious Optimism (curatorial), Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
How long do you mean to be, Laundromat Art Space, Miami, FL
micro_Macro, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
Repeating Fragments (curatorial), Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
Matters of Size, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
A Matter of Public Record (curatorial), Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
Collectivity, Galleries of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO
Emulations (curatorial), MuzeuMM, Los Angeles, CA
Odd Convergences, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Inverted Realities, McNish Gallery, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA
Disappear Here: Contemporary Photography in Los Angeles, Durden and Ray Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly HIlls, CA
XYZ (curatorial), Durden and Ray Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Round Too, Durden and Ray Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
FAR Bazaar, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CAThe Collectivists,
Brand Library Gallery, Glendale, CA
Geometry in the Expanded Field, Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ
MAS Attack #10, ARTRA Curatorial, Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ
MASque Attack, ARTRA Curatorial, Art Space L.A., Los Angeles, CA MAS Attack #8, ARTRA Curatorial, San Diego Art Center, San Diego, CA
LA n CV 2, Coachella Valley Art Center, Indio, CA
Pareidolia, Red Pipe Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
MAS Vegas, ARTRA Curatorial, VAST Spaces, Las Vegas, NV
PREP SCHOOL, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
LICKETH THE RAINBOW, JAUS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
MAS Attack II, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
SIX SHOOTERS, artMuscle Projects, Los Angeles, CA (co-curator)
PORTALS, Emerged Productions, Venice, CA
OASIS, Shangrila, Joshua Tree, CA Curated by Durden and Ray
TANDEM, Freitagsküche, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany and 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
SUPERSENSE – Tactile Fetishism in Contemporary Art Practice, Los Angeles Art Association Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA Juror: Simmy Swinder, Director, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles
a sense of PLACE, a sense of SPACE, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA (invitational)
Emergent 12, OBJCT Gallery, Claremont, CA
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS and GRANTS
Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts – Teaching Artist Fellowship
Claremont Graduate University – Merit Fellowship
American Film Institute – Independent Production Grant
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Undergraduate Fellowship and Internship (Photography and Filmmaking)
Davis, Genie, “Figura: micro-Macro,” Art and Cake, August 23, 2019, web
Quinn, Patrick, “A Matter of Public Record at Durden and Ray,” Art and Cake, September 24, 2018, web.
Davis, Genie, “Emulations at MuzeuMM,” DiversionsLA, May 9, 2018, online edition
Jones, Jennifer Susan, “Inverted Realities Group Exhibition,” Art and Cake, February 18, 2018, Web.
Author unknown, “Durden and Ray presents “Disappear Here,” artdaily.org, January 29, 2018, review and photographs featured. Web.
Davis, Genie, “XYZ at Durden and Ray,” Art and Cake, August 25, 2017, Web.
Author unknown, “XYZ”, L.A.Weekly, August 5, 2017, online edition
Quinn, Patrick, “Disappear Here: Contemporary Photography in Los Angeles,” Art and Cake, January 17, 2018, review and photographs featured in online edition.
Zevitas, Steven T, ed. “Brian Thomas Jones”, Studio Visit vol.33, 94-95 and back cover. Boston:The Open Studios Press, 2016. Print and web.
Borseti, Francesco. It Came from the 80s! : Interviews with 124 Cult Filmmakers. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2016. 195-203. Print and Kindle.
Davies, Stacy,”The Final Countdown?” Inland Empire Weekly 16 June 2011: 12. Print and Web.
VISITING ARTIST LECTURES
2018 Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar, CA
2016 Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar, CA
2014 Platt College, Riverside, CA
2012 Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar, CA