Sara Jones is an artist and curator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally. She received her MFA from the joint degree program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, and her BA from Connecticut College. In 2012, she co-founded Kind Aesthetic, a creative agency based in Brooklyn, and DELVE, a suite of services and events for artists and creatives. She is a member of the artist and curatorial collective ||| (3-art), and in 2014 co-founded Transmitter, a collaborative curatorial initiative, focusing on programming that is multidisciplinary, international and experimental, with a gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Currently, Sara is on the faculty at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design in New York City.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
Provenance, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (two-person exhibition)
Marked Urgent, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016
Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari)
BKLYN DESIGNS, with Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Emoticoncert, Reiterated, Berl’s Poetry Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
SPRNG BRK, Art F City Benefit Auction, New York, NY
2015
Made in Gowanus, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Farthest Plane, Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Ropes Fragments Draftschashama 266 gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
ArtWorks, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Art F City Benefit Auction, Lightbox, New York, NY
2014
Abstraction and Its Discontents, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Deborah Brown)
"A Clean, Well-Lighted Place", The Tale Tellers, online exhibition (curated by Enrico Gomez)
Current: Gowanus, Gowanus Loft, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Benjamin Sutton)
Objektivity, Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru
Greetings from LAHOUNY, Avis Frank Gallery, Houston, TX
2013
Oblique Strategies, Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY
2012
Proximal Distance, Storefront Space, Chicago, IL
Souvenir, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
First Truth, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2011
In-organic, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Prints and Pages, Gallery Hanahou, New York, NY
Missing/Missed, Textile Arts Center Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010
Systems Failure, Target Gallery, Torpedo Art Center, Alexandria, VA
Green/Black, Eichold Gallery, Springhill College, Mobile, AL
Summer Salon Faculty Exhibition, Dean's Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
20/10 Vision, Gallery Hanahou, New York, NY
2009
Decadence and Decay: The Mansion Project, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
ReBuilt, Texas Firehouse Gallery, Long Island City, NY
PaintPresent, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
Cheap Fast & Out of Control, Scope Art Fair, New York, NY
Pratt Prints, Belas Artes University Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Pratt Prints, Gallery Gravura Brasileira, Sao Paolo, Brazil
2008
Windows Brooklyn, Smith Street and Court Street, Brooklyn, NY
The Line that Connects You to Me, Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007
Sara Jones: Recent Work, ASMS Gallery, Mobile, AL
Simply the Best, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Transformation, Carbon County Cultural Project, Jim Thorpe, PA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA
Student Annual Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA, Dana Pond Award
2006
MFA Student Annual, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Census, Art in Display, Chicago, IL
Present Tense, artSPACE@16, Malden, MA
Visible Invisibles, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Green, GULF Art Space, Fairhope, AL
2005
Unoccupied Ground, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Objectification, William Morris Hunt Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Saltline Biennial, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
MFA Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Unlearned Response, Project Space, Boston, MA
Off-Site, Mission Hill Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
Student Annual Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, Boit Award

CURATORIAL AND EXHIBITION DESIGN WORK

2015
Each Ellipse Includes a Point, Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY (featuring Janine Biunno, Emmy Mikelson and Parsley Steinweiss) (August 14-Sept. 13, 2015)
The Model Reader, Transmitter Project Space, Brooklyn, NY (during Bushwick Open Studios, June 5-7, 2015)
SELECT Art Fair with Transmitter, New York, NY (May 13-17, 2015) 
6 x 6, (curated by Rob de Oude, Carl Gunhouse, Sara Jones, Rod Malin, Tom Marquet and Mel Prest), featuring work by Jeff Feld, Eric Shane Swanson, Lynn Sullivan, John Bohl, Skye Gilkerson and Sandra Ono, Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY, February 20–March 29, 2015
Delve Events: curated events featuring artists, designers, and curators

2014
Delve Events: curated events featuring artists, designers, and curators including, among others, Fiyel Levent,
Annie CogganSarah G Sharp, Ariel JacksonAlex Paik, Jason AndrewEmilie BaltzStefani Bardin
Michael J. Cirino, and James Collier

2013
Delve Events: curated events featuring artists, designers and curators, including Gina Beavers- Artist,
Annica Lydenberg/Dirty Bandits- Designerdamali abrams- ArtistShanti Grumbine- Artist
Steve Lambert- ArtistMatthew Deleget- Artist, Director at Minus Space
Laura Roumanos- Exec. Producer at United Photo IndustriesMolly Dilworth- Artist
Rob de Oude- Artist, Director at Parallel Art SpaceEnrico Gomez- Artist,
Director at Parallel Art SpaceCharlotte Becket- ArtistEmma Katz- Director at Recession Art
Marshall Weber- Artist and Curator at Booklyn
Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture, 1925-70, 
Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

2012
First Truth, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY (co-curated with Sara Hubbs)
Carlo Scarpa: The Architect at Work, Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

2011
Now. Here. This., ||| (3-art), online exhibition
Musikerhaus: Raimund Abraham, Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Landscapes of Extraction, Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

2010
The Great White Whale is Black, Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

2009
Architecture at Cooper: 1859-2009, Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Windows Brooklyn, Smith Street and Court Street, Brooklyn, NY

2008
Architects Draw–Freeing the Hand, Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
by way of observation, Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Windows Brooklyn, Smith Street and Court Street, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Two Journeys: Work by Michael Webb, Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
____space, 35 Wareham, Boston, MA
The Extropianists, Project Space, Boston, MA

2006
Unlearned Response, Project Space, Boston, MA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY, Fall 2016-
Pratt Institute, New York, NY, Spring 2008-present
The Cooper Union, New York, NY, Spring 2012, Spring 2010
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Fall 2005-Spring 2007

GRANTS, AWARDS, AND RESIDENCIES

2017 Traveling Fellowship, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2015 Artist and Space grant (for solo exhibition), chashama, New York, NY
2014 Vermont Studio Center Residency with Artist Grant (December 2014)
2014 Wassaic Project Print Editions Program (silkscreen edition created with master printer, Sept. 2014)

2013 Vermont Studio Center Residency with Artist Grant (May 2013)
2010 Vermont Studio Center Residency with Artist Grant (June 2010)
2007 Dana Pond Award in Painting, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2006-2007 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2006-2007 Teaching Assistantship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2006 Bartlett Travel Grant, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2005-2006 Teaching Assistantship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2004 Boit Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2000 Toor Cummings Center for International Studies in the Liberal Arts Certificate
2000-1996 Dean’s Honors, Connecticut College
1999 CISLA Travel Grant, Berlin, Germany
1999 Art Department Award, Connecticut College

PUBLICATIONS/PRESS

"These Emerging Artists Are More Than Ready To Defend The First Amendment,Huffington Post, February 24, 2017
"Off the press: Gallery raises cash to protect reporters," Brooklyn Paper, February 23, 2017
“The Buzz in Bushwick” by Jess Holburn, Art Collector Magazine, September 2015
“Abstraction in Brooklyn in November”, by Enrico Gomez, Wag Mag, Nov. 10, 2014
"Sara Jones: Drawing for the Mind to Wander," (interview), Chairs and Buildings, Oct. 29, 2014
"A Race to the Finish Through Bushwick with Beat Nite," by Jillian Steinhauer, Hyperallergic, Oct. 27, 2014
"The Backstory: Abstraction and Its Discontents," Two Coats of Paint, Oct. 23, 2014
"Your Concise Guide to Gowanus Open Studios 2014", Hyperallergic, Oct. 16, 2014
Temporary Land Bridge, Interview with Sara Jones, August 2014
New American Paintings, no. 104, Northeast edition, 2013
"Brian Eno’s “Oblique Strategies” Card Game Prompts Pace University Exhibition", Blouin Art Info, January 30, 2013
Missing/Missed, Exhibition Catalogue, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn NY, 2011
"Decadence and Decay: The Mansion Project," Exhibition Catalogue, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, September 2009
'Windows Brooklyn: A Mutually Beneficial Marriage of Art and Commerce," Flavorwire, June 4, 2009
"The New Victory Gardens," Brooklyn Based, June 2, 2009
"A Strange Tableau," Mobile Register, Dec. 29, 2007
11, Exhibition catalogue, Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 2007
“‘Green’ Opens at Gulf ArtSpace,” Mobile Register, January 8, 2006, G1
Saltline Biennial, exhibition catalogue, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, 2005
“Go! Ahead.” Boston Globe, January 30, 2005, N12
“Three Star Evening.” Mobile Register, August 8, 2004, G1
“’Purple’ Reign.” Mobile Register, July 25, 2004, G1
Southern Current, exhibition catalogue, Space 301, Centre for the Living Arts, Mobile, AL, 2003

EDUCATION

School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, Boston, MA
Master of Fine Arts and Museum Studies Certificate, 2007
Connecticut College, New London, CT
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, 2000