Jo Ann Jones’ narrative paintings and drawings negotiates the intricate space that oftentimes exists between memory and anxiety while addressing the complex nature of relationships; be it our relationship to strangers, best friends or lovers.
Most of the work is on an intimate scale, allowing the viewer to simultaneously investigate and experience the entire painting as a whole from a comfortable distance.
Jo Ann studied at the University of Illinois and received her MFA from Yale University. She has received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting Award, fellowships at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the MacDowell Colony and will take over as chair of the Painting Department at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation, Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation, Roswell, New Mexico