Mary Jones

Art Discipline: 
Indianola, IA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Sep 12, 2022 to Oct 7, 2022

Mary Jones makes mixed media artworks about urban walking. Her works take the shape of prints, paintings, videos, and artists’ books. Images are collaged from drawings, writing, and ephemera gathered on walks taken in cities of all sizes. Jones has an MFA in printmaking from Indiana University Bloomington and a BFA in Art History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For 15 years, taught at Grand View University in Des Moines. Prior to teaching, she worked as an illustrator in Chicago. She has work in the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Women in the Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and in the State Museum of Illinois. She has been an artist in residence at the Ragdale Foundation and at Anchor Graphics, Chicago. She is a 2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellow and was named a notable artist in New American Paintings, #143, Midwest Edition.