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(aka JONESY)

Artist / Symbolist

ARTIST BIO

Krista M. Jones is a Visual Artist based in Atlanta, GA, USA. She holds a BFA from Columbus State University in painting and photography. Her paintings have been featured in solo, two-person and group exhibitions throughout the United States, including Blue Mark Studios in Atlanta, Georgia; MINT gallery in Atlanta, Georgia; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, Georgia; DooGallery in Atlanta, Georgia; Red Ink Studios in San Francisco, California; and Kibbee Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has sold both nationally and internationally and she received the Laura Patricia Calle grant in 2017 for Living Walls, in collaboration with four other women for a mural project called “In Solidarity”. She was awarded a grant by Gwinnett Creativity Fund to create a mural for The Hudgens in 2021 and has recently received a portion of an NEA grant to help support her solo exhibition which opens in 2023 at the Hudgens Center for Art & Learning. 

 

Her work is in public and corporate collections and she has received public art commissions from notable clients such as City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Atlanta Department of City Planning, City of Chamblee in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul, The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning, Mill Creek Residential/Modera Vinings, Jon Ossoff for Senate, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), Livable Buckhead, Path Foundation and Living Walls, the City Speaks. Her murals can be seen around the Atlanta metro area and are rich with flora/fauna imagery, patterns, vibrant color and symbolism.

 

Her current body of studio work is figurative with elements of abstraction and symbolism. Influenced by surrealism, cubism and abstract expressionism.  Often using color, shape and lighting to express emotion and illustrate aspects of the human experience.

Krista M. Jones 

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