Jules Buck Jones

 

 

Austin artist Jules Buck Jones draws, with an acute confidence, graphic fantastical images of hybridized animal forms. Influenced by ecological and biological concerns, Jones creates imagery of bizarre, fantastic happenings in nature, using the past, present and future as backdrops, mythology, fact, and fiction as fodder, and the animal kingdom as the vehicle.

Jules Buck Jones earned his Masters of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA in 2005 and an MFA in Painting at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX in 2008. He is a founding member of the collective, non-profit, MASS Gallery and the art / science collective Animal Facts Club, both located in Austin TX. Jones has been accepted and invited to art residencies in Maine, New York, Tennessee, Vermont, the Florida Everglades and Barcelona. Jones currently teaches painting and drawing at Texas State University in San Marcos. He recently received the Makers Muse Award from New Mexico’s Kindle Project and in 2018 completed a large commission for the new Line Hotel in downtown Austin. 

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019  Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
2018  Conduit Gallery, Dallas , TX
2018  A Dark Dirty Place, TBD, Kyle, TX
2017  Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX
2017  David Shelton Gallery, Houston TX
2015  Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
2015  Payne Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
2014  McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
2014  Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center, Austin, TX

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2017  The Wool Factory, Barcelona, Spain
2016  Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH
2016  Pentaculum, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN
2013  Hotbox, Austin, TX
2011  Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME     
2011  The Light House Works, Fishers Island, NY            
2011  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2011  Bouy, Kittery, ME
2009  AIRIE, Everglades National Park, FL 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND COLLABORATIONS

2018  MASS Gallery, MASS +1, Austin, TX
2018  Austin Nature and Science Center, Austin, TX
2018  Camacho Activity Center, Austin, TX
2018  Museum of Human Achievement,  Austin, TX
2016  Waller Creek Conservancy,  Austin TX
2016  Temple College, Temple TX
2016  Fusebox Festival,  Austin, TX
2015  The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX
2015  Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
2015  University of Dallas, Dallas, TX
2015  Pump Project, Austin, TX
2014  The Front Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2014  Flatbed Press, Austin, TX
2013  Flatbed Press, Austin,TX
2013  Texas Biennial, Austin, TX
2013  Houston Arts Alliance, Houston TX

EDUCATION

2005 – 2008
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Art and Art History Department
Master of Fine Arts, May 2008
Major: Studio Arts / Painting

2000 – 2005
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Painting and Printmaking Department
Bachelor of Fine Art
Major: Painting and PrintmakinG

COMMISSIONS

2017  The Line Hotel, Austin, TX
2016  Austin City Limits Music Festival Poster, Austin TX
2016 The Contemporary Austin’s Camp Contemporary design, Austin, TX
2016  Waller Creek Creek Conservancy Creek Show, Austin TX
2016  Wild Basin Creative Research Center, Austin, TX
2013  Gensler Architecture Firm, Houston, TX
2013  Dell’s Children Hospital, Austin, TX
2011  TX Biennial, Austin, TX
2009  City Of Austin, Balcones Canyonland Preserve, Austin, TX

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Everglades National Park, FL
Dell’s Children Hospital, Austin, TX
Balcones Canyonland Preserve, Reicher Ranch, City of Austin, Austin, TX           
Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, TX
Art Museum of South East Texas
Fidelity Investments, Dallas, TX

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

2017  The Kindle Project, Makers Muse Award
2017  City of Austin CORE Funding Grant
2016  City of Austin CORE Funding Grant
2015  City of Austin CORE Funding Grant