Heather Jones is an artist whose work questions and pushes traditional conceptions of both quilt making and painting by exploring the formal possibilities of color and design, often through geometric and striped compositions. She addresses the historical and socio-political relationship between women and textiles, and explores the relationship between gender, place, time, and culture.
Jones is represented by the George Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina; Imlay Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey; Moremen Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky; and Jenner McGinn Studio, Atlanta, Georgia. She was selected as an artist-in-residence for Kehinde Wiley’s inaugural class at Black Rock Senegal. Jones is a three-time winner of the Project Modern Quilt Design competition and a two-time finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards.
Her work has been exhibited widely at national and international venues including the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH (solo); Art on Paper, New York, NY; Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL; Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Iowa Quilt Museum, Winterset, IA; New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA; the University of California, Berkeley, CA; Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany; drj- dr. julius | ap, Berlin, Germany; Five Walls, Melbourne, Australia; and M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine. Jones’ first book, Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday was released in October 2015 by STC Craft, an imprint of Abrams, New York.
A native Cincinnatian, Jones studied art history at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning, earning both a Bachelors of Arts and Master of Arts (ABT). She currently lives outside of the city on a small farm with her husband and two children.