"papa's gotta brand new bag", 2018, red rosin paper, and screenprint, approx.84" x 36" x 36"
"untitled", 2018, brown paper bags, caution tape and hanger wire, approx. 96" x 36" x 36"
"untitled", 2019, found tires, wood, stop sign, caution tape and hanger wire, approx. 96" x 36" x 36"
"bag lady", 2018, spray paint, tires, and brown paper bags, 84" x 36"
"bury me in a casket wrapped in the patterns scored on a Norman Lewis canvas", 2019, acrylic paint, wood carving, and collage on osb composite board, 108" x 48"
"eros", 2018, collage, sand, charcoal, acrylic paint, toilet paper, spray paint, gold candy wrapper foil, and found fabric, approx. 60" x 40"
"ode to magritte: la reproduction interdite", 2019, glitter, sand, fabric, acrylic paint, contact paper, oil pastel, and collage on fabric, 60" x 40"
"flower boys", 2018, drawing, acrylic paint, collage, found fabric, paint buckets, and wood, approx. 120" x 96"
"untitled", 2019, found wire hangers, approx. 180" x 120" x 72"
"untitled" (detail), 2019, found wire hangers, approx. 180" x 120" x 72"
"untitled" (detail), 2019, found wire hangers, approx. 180" x 120" x 72"
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"untitled", 2020, found fabric, papier mâché, beads, copper wire, acrylic paint, and tin can, approx. 20" x 6"
"untitled", 2020, found fabric, papier mâché, beads, copper wire, acrylic paint, and tin can, approx. 12" x 4"
"untitled", 2020, found fabric, papier mâché, beads, copper wire, and tin can, approx. 12" x 6"
"untitled" (detail), 2020, found fabric, papier mâché, beads, copper wire, and tin can, approx. 12" x 6"
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Rod Jones

1417 N 2nd. St, Studio 3FF, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Résumé

Artist's Statement

this body of work is an archive of artifacts that exist in the land of the funkdafied. a place that exists in between the things we discard and the things we cherish. as one of the chosen mediators between the two worlds, it’s my duty to share these artifacts from “da land” with our world.
sculptures, videos, drawings, prints, assemblages, and installation manifest as relics from “da land” in an attempt to expand our understanding of being and personhood as it relates to black bodies and material culture.
it’s apparent that our existing systems of knowledge around understanding people and their ways of living have failed those of us who identify outside of heteronormative culture. it’s true that this world’s institutionalized structures won’t perceive all members of society as full citizens, so how do we uphold their legacies?
how might we reimagine our being outside of a frame of reference that has failed us? how might we move from the margins to the center? how might we maximize the potential of what we have at our disposal?
these relics confront assumptions of representation.
these relics delineate time, place, and space.
these relics are boundless, constantly redefining themselves.
these relics are food for the soul for those of us who exist on the margins.

Artist's Biography

rod jones ii is a multidisciplinary artist from Gary, Indiana living and working in Philadelphia, PA. He’s earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Printmaking from Truman State University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Art from PAFA. He’s shown work at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Woodmere Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA, Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia, PA, and Anna Zorina Gallery in New York, NY. He has also been collected by The Woodmere Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA. He is currently an adjunct professor of Printmaking and Drawing at the University of Pennsylvania and Moore College of Art, and has lectured at Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Pace University, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Education

2019
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA
2016
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
BFA, Printmaking

Awards & Honors

2019
Artcritical.com
Artcritical Award
2018
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Hazell Scholarship Award

Collections

2019
Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

2020
Philly Move Makers, Philadelphia, PA
Artist Teacher
Pace University, New York, NY
Guest Lecturer
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Adjunct Professor: Drawing
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Guest Lecturer
2019 - 2020
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Adjunct Professor: Drawing I & Printmaking
2019
Didier William, Philadelphia, PA
Studio Manager
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Artist Teacher
Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Guest Lecturer
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Guest Critic
2018
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Assistant, Low-Residency Masters of Art Program
Taller Puertorriqueno Community Center, Philadelphia, PA
Artist Teacher
2015
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Printshop Monitor

Selected Exhibitions

2019
Homeward, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Alexis Granwell
Woodmere Annual 78th Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Eileen Neff
Proximity, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY
Curators: Didier William, Josephine Halvorson
Homage to the Kid in Me, Cherry St. Pier, Philadelphia, PA
Lifeblood, InLiquid at 1401 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Facsimiles of Truth, Tuttleman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2018
call me sambo..., Broad Street Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Mask Off, Jedidiah Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Death and Defiance, Broad Street Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Papa's Gotta Brand New Bag, Tuttleman Gallery: Sculpture Center, Philadelphia, PA
I do/I do/I do Again: An Investigation of Repetition and Obsession, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Two Cents, Some Change, Annenberg Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2017
Material World: Works on Paper, Von Hess Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2016
When Was the Last Time A Butterfly Landed on You?, Truman State University Gallery, Kirksville, MO
Senior Works on Paper, Atrium Gallery, Kirksville, MO
2015
Coffee Break Prints, Starbucks, Kirksville, MO
Annual Juried Exhibition, Truman State University Gallery, Kirksville, MO
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