Corinne Jones

Adjunct Professor

Corinne Jones (b.1972 Memphis, TN) has lived and worked in New York city since 1991. She earned an MFA from Columbia University in 2007 and a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in 1996. Jones has realized public art projects at Situations Gallery, New York; Elizabeth Street Garden, New York,; Madison Park, Memphis; and Huling Street, Memphis. She has exhibited solo shows at Situations Gallery, New York; Jackie Klempay, Brooklyn; Museum of America Books, Brooklyn; and Tops Gallery, Memphis. She has participated in various group shows including the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Tate Modern; London,; and BWA Wroclaw Galleries of Contemporary Art, Warsaw. Her work is held in many private and public institutions including the permanent collections at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University; and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts; New York Presbyterian Hospital; and TD Bank. Jones has published several editions, Liam Gillick & Corinne Jones, (Brigade Commerz/Liam Gillick), 2010, Plain English, 2014, and Trends in Repurposed Abstraction which debuted at the MoMA PS1 Art Book Fair in 2015. Her artwork has received critical praise from The New Yorker, Art News, Art Slant, Artcore Journal, Ravelin, and The Brooklyn Rail. Jones is currently at work on a museum show at The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.


Installation view: "Allegory of the Unnamed Cave," 2020

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