JEFFREY CORTLAND JONES BIOGRAPHY
Jeffrey Cortland Jones is a painter, professor, and curator. Jones resides on a small farm in Southwestern Ohio, where he paints abstract art and heads the Painting program at the University of Dayton.
Prior to teaching at the University of Dayton, Jones received a Master of Fine Art from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, both in Painting and Drawing.
Jeffrey Cortland Jones creates abstract visuals of urban and rural landscapes by juxtaposing light and dark shades. Of his art, Jones recently stated, “I am interested in: Locating, apprehending then releasing the resistance of a color then surrendering to it a hard edge as it softens the slight peeking that come from covering and layering that space between the wall and object when shallow and deep appear the same what it’s like to look through the fog when a mostly matte surface shifts to a little tinge of gloss that hangs out at the edge that place between misplacing and finding how white can be both warm and cool at the same time when you find that correcting is making it worse the moment when a stable stack is on the verge of collapse when contemplation breaks down and you go for it.”
Jones’s paintings have been widely exhibited and written about in the Wall Street Journal (where Peter Plagens wrote that his solo exhibition at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts was “the best thing in a back room I’ve seen in a long time,”) Art LTD magazine, Contemporary Art Review LA, WideWalls, Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago, Arts + Culture, showcased twice in New American Paintings, and featured in over 150 exhibitions since 2010. He is currently represented by Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX; Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA; Sarah Gormley Gallery, Columbus, OH: Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY; TW Fine Art, Brisbane, Australia; and &Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
In addition to making work, the artist also actively curates’ exhibitions at several galleries and alternative spaces, including Divisible Projects, a project space he co-founded in 2014.
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