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KB (Katharine Betty) Jones

She / Her / Hers

EXHIBITIONS

2020

Private View, @_collectiveview_
Private View is a traveling exhibition that lives and travels between the homes of each participant, curated by Naomi Lev, Rebecca Pristoop and Sarah Crown.
KB Jones, The Lemonade Stand, Fairbanks, AK
This virtual exhibition marked the opening of a mobile gallery and residency program in Fairbanks, Alaska, from May 1st – May 7th.

2019

Well, The Sunview Luncheonette, Brooklyn, New York
This exhibition was held at an art, community, and political collective in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I organized the exhibition and included artwork by two colleagues: Julia Goldman and Juliana Paciulli. Paintings depicting the oil and gas industry in West Texas were hung from the ceiling and behind the counter from January 26th – 27th.

2018

Alluvium, Aqua Regia, Santa Fe, NM
This group show curated by Crockett Bodelson featured Watercolors (4) depicting swimming pools in NYC.
Artwork as Collection / Collection as Artwork, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY
This group show curated by Valerie Mendelson featured small paintings and drawings (8) based on postcards of NYC.
The Therapist Office, 1969 Gallery, New York, NY
This group show curated by Quang Bao featured watercolors (2) made while in therapy.

2017

Members Only, Peter Strauss Ranch National Park, Los Angeles, CA
This outdoor art show was organized by The National Park Service in the Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles. My installation of paintings on vinyl and shade screen (6) was inspired by maintenance, lawn and landscape workers of Los Angeles and included a free painting/collage/assemblage workshop for children, May – Sept.
Wedding, Biocultura, Santa Fe, NM
This mural on the outside of a center for Art and Biology in Santa Fe, NM, was painted during a one-week residency. Biocultura is a center for art and biology directed by Andrea Polli of The Unversity of New Mexico. The opening was accompanied with a mycelium lab and a presentation to Art and Ecology students at UNM.

2016

Drying Line, Keap Fourth Community Garden, Brooklyn, NY
This was a 30 x 20 foot installation at Keap Fourth Community Garden, which included (6 9×6 ft) paintings on linen and scrim, as well as a vertical garden. The project was funded by a grant from Land Arts of the American West and Citizens Committee of New York City. It included workshops at community centers in the neighborhood including El Puente Center for Peace and Justice, May – Sept.

2015

Imaginarium, The Belconnen Art Centre, ACT, Australia
This group show curated by Dr. Amanda Stuart featured drawings (3).

2014

Creature of Habit, Soft Feature, 50 Taaffe Place, Brooklyn, NY
This group show curated by Jenni Knight featured a drawing (1).

2013

Car Wash, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree – Albuquerque (with Myriam Tapp)
Car Wash is a 225 foot long mural on the back of an Octopus Car Wash on old Route 66. The mural served as a backdrop for performances and as the final destination for High Desert Test Sites in October, 2013. HDTS is a biennial in the Southwest, curated by Andrea Zittell.

PERFORMANCES / COLLABORATIONS

2017 6×6 Books: The Final Launch, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY (with i feel tractor)
I feel tractor is a three-person experimental folk band, in which I play the musical saw
2016 Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY (with i feel tractor)
2013 Paper Gifts, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (with Myriam Tapp and Natalie Smith)
A reading / performance / experience featuring the poetry of Alice Notley
2012 Cookout, The International Symposium of Electronic Art, Albuquerque, NM
A free and public meal in a tent on an empty lot in the City of Albuquerque, during ISEA, organized in accordance with the local Albuquerque Fire Department
2011 Thurston Moore, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (w/ i feel tractor & Eileen Myles)

RESIDENCIES / GRANTS / AWARDS

2020 The Chinati Foundation, Artist in Residence, Marfa, TX, Sept. – Oct.
2018 Land Arts of the American West Research Grant
2017 Biocultura, visiting artist and resident, Santa Fe, NM
2015 Citizens Committee of New York City Neighborhood Grantee with Keap Fourth Garden
Land Arts of the American West Post MFA Research Grant
2014 The Australian National University, visiting artist and resident, Canberra, Australia
2013 SITE Santa Fe, Site Scholar
The Tamarind Institute, Collaborative Lithography Program, Albuquerque, NM

CATALOGS, BOOKS AND PROJECTS

Sam Pelts, ed., EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss, www.extractionart.org , 2021, contributor.
Bill Gilbert with Annica Cox, Arts Programming for the Anthropocene New York, NY: Routledge, 2019, contributor.
Nancy Seaton & Marie Warsh, ed., Prospect, Oasis, www.landkunst.org , 2019, contributor.
The Poetry Project’s 44th Annual New Year’s Day Poster, The Poetry Project at St Mark’s Church; New York,
NY. December 2017, poster design.
The Poetry Project’s The Recluse > Issue 13 https://www.poetryproject.org/publications/issue-13/ , cover.
Arlo Quint, Wires and Lights (New York, NY: Rust Buckle Books, 2016), cover and interior art.
Betsy Fagin, ed., The Poetry Project Newsletter, 2016, cover and interior art.
Edmund Berrigan, Let’s all Go Together (Wendell, MA: Fewer & Further Press, 2015), cover art.
Dr. Amanda Stuart & Julia Boyd, Imaginarium Catalogue, Belconnen Arts Centre, Australia, 2015.
Crace Field Study Catalogue, The Australian National University, 2014.
HDTS 2013 – High Desert Test Sites, Events Catalog, Joshua Tree, CA, 2013.
Jessica Fiorini, Take it Personal (Atlanta, Georgia: Lame House Press, 2014), cover art.
Paula Bomber, Amy King, and Jen Michalski, ed. “What She Says: The all Women Writers Issue,” Sententia,
vol. 4, 2012, cover art.
Betsy Fagin, Poverty Rush (New York: Three Sad Tigers Press, 2011), cover art.

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Sara MacNeil, “3 Questions with KB Jones”, The Santa Fe Reporter, January 9, 2018.
Shana Nys Dambrot, “Modern Dance & Street Art Collide in an Abandoned Swimming Pool”,
www.creators.vice.com, June, 2017
Matthew Irwin, “High Desert Test Sites”, Frieze, March, 2014.
Alison Oatman, “Blossoming Impossibly”, The Alibi, May, 2014.
Kim Stringfellow, “High Desert Test Sites: Free Range Art in Joshua Tree”, Artbound on KCET, Oct. 9 2013
Interview by Julia Goldberg. The Julia Goldberg Morning Show. KVSF, Santa Fe. 6 Dec. 2013. Radio.

EDUCATION

2014 MFA, Visual Art, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2002 BA, Visual Art & Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, NY

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

2015 – present The Brearley School, Art Teacher, New York, NY
2017 Land Arts of the American West, Visiting Artist, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2014 The Australian National University, Visiting Artist, Canberra, Australia
2011 – 2014 The University of New Mexico, Instructor of Record, Albuquerque, NM