Cassandra C. Jones is a remix artist and storyteller living and working in Ojai, CA. She uses digital photography to create collage, installation, and video works that spin narratives and present a prismatic reflection of our self-involved, technology-based, snap-happy contemporary lifestyles. She does this to offer a space of possibility, growth, and discovery. And within that space, aims to create experiences that are magical and transformative.
2004 MFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Interdisciplinary Fine Arts.
1998 BFA, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA. Photography/Glass.
2016 Jpeg Mountain, Porch Gallery, Ojai, CA.
2012 Photos Taken #drawings, Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2010 Web of Trails, Pacific Northwest College of Art/Feldman Gallery. Portland, OR.
2009 Send me a Link, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions. San Francisco, CA.
2008 Photos Taken, Nathan Larramendy Gallery. Ojai, CA.
2007 Rara Avis, Vanina Holasek Gallery. New York, NY.
Rara Avis, Queens Nails Annex. San Francisco, CA.
2006 Cassandra C. Jones, Nathan Larramendy Gallery. Ojai, CA.
2005 Track and Field: Drawing from the Arena, Filmmakers/Outer Gallery.Pittsburgh, PA.
Snap Motion Re-Animation, Filmmakers/New Melwood Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.
Selected Group Exhibitions/Screenings
2019 Shooting the Moon, Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Houston, TX.
Almost Exactly, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA.
2018 Digital Worlds: New Media from the Museum’s Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Houston, TX.
True Stories, Wallpaper Installation/Special Projects, Hotel Revival. Baltimore, MD.
2017 The Awakening, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery. Boston, MA.
Ritual and Desire, Wichita Art Museum. Wichita, KS.
Fuse, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery. Boston, MA.
With Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, San Francisco Arts Commission and Berkeley Arts Center. California Touring Exhibition.
Women on the Rise, Vita Art Center. Ventura, CA.
2016 Good Cheer, Wallpaper Installation, Cheryl Hazan Gallery. New York, NY.
Fierce Generosity, Porch Gallery. Ojai, CA.
2015 Text Me, Hazan Projects. New York, NY.
Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, Florida Atlantic University, Ritter Art Gallery. Boca Raton, FL.
2014 Were the Eye Not Sunlike, ACRE TV and Fernwey Gallery. Chicago IL.
The Vastness Is Bearable, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara @ Hotel Indigo. Santa Barbara, CA.
Good Dog: Art of Man's Best Friend, Turtle Bay Museum. Redding, CA.
FridayFlights Series Screening, The Getty Center. Los Angeles, CA.
2013 Odd Harmonics, Judith Charles Gallery. New York, NY.
Ares Electronica, TOTAL RECALL – The Evolution of Memory, Ars Electronica Linz GmbH. Linz, Austria.
Group Show, Eli Ridgway Gallery. San Francisco, CA.
Reanimation Library: Highland Park Branch, Monte Vista Projects. Los Angeles, CA.
2012 Photo Takers, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Summit, NJ.
Inglorious Materials, Charles Bank Gallery. New York, NY.
2011 Intermation, PNCA/Feldman Gallery. Portland, OR.
Beneath The Picture, Ambach & Rice. Seattle, WA.
Yerba Buena Night, New Media Lounge, San Francisco, CA.
Trans-Pecos Festival of Music & Love, El Cosmico, Marfa, TX.
2010 Solid Sound. Mass MoCA. North Adams, MA.
As They See It: featuring works of contemporary woman, California State University. Sacramento, CA.
Botanica. The Hunterdon Art Museum. Clinton, NJ.
Winter Wickedness. Chelsea Museum. New York, NY.
2009 TBA Festival/Circles and Spinning Wheels, Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts. Portland, OR.
Remains of the Day, Lyons Wier Gallery. New York, NY.
Pulse NY Art Fair with Baer Ridgway Exhibitions. New York, NY.
Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, Hippodrome State Theatre. Gainsville, FL.
Appetite for Construction, The Drake Hotel/Public Spaces. Toronto, Canada.
2008 Project Space Installation, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions. San Francisco, CA.
Ready Set Go, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions. San Francisco, CA.
Flex Gems, University of Western Washington. Bellingham, WA.
PDX Film Festival, Northwest Film Center. Portland, OR.
Stretching the Truth, John Michael Kohler Art Center. Sheboygan, WI.
2007 Glass Love, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. Santa Barbara, CA.
Pulse Miami Art Fair with Nathan Larramendy Gallery. Miami, FL.
IEEE Infovis Conference on Information Visualization: Group Exhibition. Sacramento, CA.
CHROMA Festival de Arte Audivisual. Guadalajara, Mexico.
Selections: California College of the Arts Alumni, Walter Maciel Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
Drake Permanent Collection Show, Drake Hotel. Toronto, ON.
Home Sweet Home, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art. San Jose, CA.
NYC-5: in conj. with a Keith Haring Retrospective, Egon Schiele Art Centrum. Český Krumlov, CZ.
Pulse NY Art Fair with Nathan Larramendy Gallery. New York, NY.
2006 I Regress: Cinema-Scope Best of the Best, Scope Art Fair. Miami, FL.
Cartune Xprez: Live Music/Animation/Performance, Touring Program. National.
Beast, Fine Silver Gallery. Houston, TX.
Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, WARPHaus Gallery. Gainsville, FL.
The Affair @ The Jupiter Hotel with Nathan Larramendy Gallery. Portland, OR.
Beauty and the Beast, Holasek Weir Gallery. New York, NY.
Bring it On, Monique Meloche Gallery. Chicago, IL.
North West New Works, On the Boards. Seattle, WA.
Fs28, Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.
Best of the Fest, Touring Program. Throughout TX.
Stumptown: University Film Series, CSU Chico. Chico, CA.
Fantasy Island, The Drake Hotel/Public Spaces. Toronto, Canada.
Slow Dance Recyttal, The Drake Hotel/The Underground. Toronto, ON.
2005 Pulse Art Fair – Miami with Nathan Larramendy Gallery. Miami, FL.
"Oh the Places You'll Go", Small Change/Space 1026. Philadelphia, PA.
24th Three Rivers Film Festival, Melwood Screening Room. Pittsburgh, PA
MonkeyTown, Golan Levin Presents.... Brooklyn, NY.
TBA Festival/How we Investigate, Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts. Portland, OR.
TBA Festival/Slow Dance Recyttal, Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts. Portland, OR.
Hybrid - Living in Paradox/Animation Festival, Prix Ars Electronica. Linz, Austria.
Rhythm from Wreckage; Adventures in Vidsonic Art, DIVA. Eugene, OR.
Dallas Video Festival 18, Kalita Humphries Theater. Dallas, TX.
Rhythm from Wreckage: The Art of Interruption, Bayennale/ATA. San Francisco, CA.
Pool Party, Nathan Larramendy Gallery. Ojai, CA.
Video Heart, Modern Formations. Pittsburgh, PA.
Media Tonic, Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Outer Melwood Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.
Annual Exhibition, Three Rivers Arts Festival Galleries. Pittsburgh, PA.
Invitational, PDX Film Festival/Northwest Film Center. Portland, OR..
Slow Dance Recyttal, PDX Film Festival/Holocene. Portland, OR
Cucalorus IX Film Festival, Cucalorus. Wilmington, NC.
Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh, PA.
Public Art and Permanent Installations
2020 Love Letters, Tile Mural, Paseo Nuevo Mall. Santa Barbara, CA.
2020 Blind Glass, Main Lobby Wallpaper Installation, Wichita Art Museum. Wichita, KS.
2017 True Stories, Grand Stairway Wallpaper Installation, Hotel Revival. Baltimore, MD.
2017 Set design for the opera, Brundibar. Libby Bowl, Ojai, CA & Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA.
2008 Southern Graphics Conference, Visiting Artist. Invitational. VCU Art Department. Richmond, VA
2007 Egon Schiele Art Centrum. Invitational. Český Krumlov, Czech Republic.
2006 Drake Hotel Artist Residency. Invitational. Toronto, Canada.
2004 Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vira I. Heinz Endowment Fellow. Amherst, VA.
Hall Farm Center for the Arts and Education. Townshend, VT.
2003 Atlantic Center for the Arts, Katsutaka Murooka Associate Artist. New Smyrna Beach, FL.
2002 Fachhochschule Schwäbisch Hall, Cultural Exchange. Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.
2008 Focus On The Masters. Award of in-depth documentation of life’s work. Awarded by Donna Granata. Ventura, CA.
2004 Vira I. Heinz Endowment Fellowship. Awarded by Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Amherst, VA.
2020 Mark Chen and Chelsea Shannon. Photography: A 21 Century Practice. A Focal Press Book.
Joan Tapper. Sealed with a Kiss. Santa Barbara Magazine. Special Edition. Summer.
Leslie Dinaberg. Epistolary Art. 805 Living. September Issue.
Staff Writer. A Love Letter to Santa Barbara. VOICE Magazine, July Issue.
2019 Amelia Fleetwood. Valley Girls, Queen of the Digital World. Santa Barbara Magazine. The Culture Issue.
2018 Amelia Fleetwood, Ojai Strong - Souring Vision, La La Magazine. Winter Issue.
In Conversation with Tracy Proietti and Cassandra C. Jones at Hotel Revival, Joie de Vivre Hotel Blog. Posted April 11.
2017 Joan Tapper. Double Takes, The work of Cassandra C. Jones. April Issue.
Cate McQuaid. High and low, light and dark, in ‘Fuse’, Boston Globe. March 2.
Keiko Hiromi. ‘Fuse’ at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, The Boston Sun. Cover Story. March 9.
Jesse Phelps. Organic Digital Mashup, Ojai Quarterly. Fall Issue.
2014 The RxArt Coloring Book, Volume 4, 2-page spread.
2012 McSweeney's Quarterly, Issue 41. Cover
DeWitt Cheng. Critics' Picks: SF Bay Area. Art LTD.
Cassandra C. Jones Creates Animal Drawings Out Of Found Lightning Photos. Huffington Post. Posted June 17.
Bryce Hudson. Cassandra C. Jones: Artist Profile. ContemporistIcon.com. Posted August 4.
Jaap le Poole. Lightening Collages by Cassandra C. Jones. ColorObjects.com. Posted June 22.
Marina Galperina. How to Draw a Bunny With Found Lightning Photos. Animal NewYork.com. Posted April 24.
2011 John Motley. Pacific Northwest College of Arts's Intermation. The Oregonian. Visual Art Sec.
4-page spread Artist Project/Lightning Drawings. Cabinet Magazine. Main Sec.
2010 Chas Bowie. Picture Perfect: Cassandra C. Jones and the Art of Useless Photography. UNTITLED PNCA/Online Magazine. Oct. 10, Archive.
2009 Patricia Maloney. Cassandra C. Jones - Critics' Picks. ArtForum.com. Posted August 16.
Joseph Del Pesco. Flash Review: Cassandra C. Jones. Flash Art. Oct. Issue.
Alex Peterson. T: BA Review: Circles and Spinning Wheels. The Sentinel. Arts & Culture Sec.
James Merle Thomas. Send me a link. Bear Ridgway Exhibitions. Exhibition Catalog.
Kenneth Baker. Brilliance, found and reshaped, SF Chronicle. Aug 22, A&E Sec.
Nirmala Nataraj. Send me a link: A Network of Imagery, SF Chronicle. Aug 1, 96 Hours Sec.
Christopher Jones. Right Now: Appetite for Subversion. StyleNorth.ca. Posted Mar. 2.
Julie Henson. Cassandra C. Jones: Send Me a Link. DailyServing.com. Posted August 13.
2008 Beautiful/Decay. 2 Page Spread. Issue W, Man Versus Machine.
Program Catalog, John Mikael Kohler Arts Center. Cover, March/April issue.
Kim Beil. Artist Profile, Art LTD. West Coast Art + Design. March issue.
Xeni Jardin. Cassandra C. Jones Exhibit (art). Boing Boing. Posted Sept 2.
2007 Gae Savannah, NYArts Mag. Blog. TOP TEN NEW YORK, Art Fairs. Posted March 1
Josef Woodard. Art for surf's sake, Santa Barbara News-Press. Nov. 30
Ethan Stewart. Glass Love Honors the Art of Surf, Santa Barbara Independent. Oct. 25, A&E Sec.
Mimi Fronczak Rogers. From graffiti to sgraffito. The Prague Post, April 4th, Tempo section.
Matt Donovan. Nathan Larramendy Gallery Review. Beautiful Decay, Issue R.
Ruth Lopez. Show Stoppers, TimeOut Chicago. January 4-10 issue. Art & Design section.
Ashley Tibbits. Cassandra C. Jones: Photos Taken. flavorful. Dec. 12.
Seth Curcio. Cassandra C. Jones, artist profile and review. DailyServing.com. Posted May 29.
Olympia Lambert, lamgelinaoly.blogspot.com. Pulse New York-- Part 2. Posted March 6.
Steve MacDonald, ArtBusiness.com. San Francisco Art Galleries - Openings: Queens Nails Annex Review. Posted Feb. 2.
Sean Carroll. Glass Tire: TX Visual Art Online, Tasty Tread: Houston. Posted in Sept.
Laura Becker, urbanhonking.com/pica. Pleasing Portlander Ponderings. Posted Sept. 19.
2006 Kelly Klaasmeyer. Kingdom Come, Houston Press. Oct. 26, A&E section.
Sean Carroll. Tasty Tread: Houston, Glass Tire: TX Visual Art Online. Sept. 2006
Alison B. Levy. Splendor at the Market, NY Arts Magazine. July / Aug. issue
Constance Wyndham. Satellite Shows/Pulse, Art in America. Front Page Section, May issue.
Josef Woodward. Cassandra C. Jones at Nathan Larramendy Gallery. Artweek. Feb. issue, Featured Article.
Stacey Wiebe. People to Watch, VC Reporter. Jan. 12, Cover Story.
2005 Molly Freedenberg. Rah! Rah! What?, VC Reporter. Dec. 8, Art and Culture section.
Amy Tomsick. Ojai Artist in Santa Fe, Ojai Valley News. July 22, Arts section.
Cortney Harding. Multimedia adds edge to events, Portland Tribune. April 26, Special Section.
2004 Erin Lawley. Art Exhibition is Shocking and Awesome. Pitt News. Apr. 6, A&E section.
Mary Thomas. House beautiful: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 17, Arts and Entertainment section.
Carrie Schneider. Extreme Collaboration, Pittsburgh City Paper. Oct 21, Art Preview Section.
2009 Interview with Xeni Jardin. Boing Boing TV.
2007 KQED Arts: Profile. San Jose Institute of Contemporary Arts, Home Sweet Home Exhibition.
2006 Cartune Xprez. Animated videos from USA and Canada, DVD.
Video Interview with Theodore Bouloukos and Carmen Mc Leod @ Pulse NY. Vernissage TV.
Drake Hotel Video Artist Profile. Air daily on Air Canada.
2020 Mail Art in the Pandemic Online Workshop. Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
2020 Art and the Pandemic Online Workshop. Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
2019 Photoshop Intensive, Summer Camp program. Oak Grove School, Ojai, CA.
2018 Art and Technology Workshop for Summer Camp program, co-taught with Mikael Jorgensen. Oak Grove School, Ojai, CA.
2016 Art and Technology Workshop for Italics program, co-taught with Mikael Jorgensen. Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
2004-20 Private Photoshop Instructor. NY and CA.
2020 Artist Lecture. UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA.
2020 Kim Maxwell Studio, Story Telling Performance. Ojai, CA.
2019 Artist Studio Tour and Lecture for the students of Santa Barbara City College, Drawing Class. Ojai, CA.
2019 Kim Maxwell Studio, Story Telling Performance. Ojai, CA.
2018 Kim Maxwell Studio, Story Telling Performance. Ojai, CA.
2017 Artist Lecture in conjunction with Ritual And Desire Exhibition, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS.
2016 Artist Lecture in conjunction with JPEG Mountain. Porch Gallery, Ojai, CA.
2014 Friday Flights Series, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA.
2010 Pacific Northwest College of Art/Feldman Gallery. Portland, OR.
2008 Fire Side Chat with Miki Garcia, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. Ford Ranch, Ojai, CA.
2005 Nathan Larramendy Gallery in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Museum Friends of Photographic Art. Artist Lecture. Ojai, CA.
Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts/Time Based Art (TBA) Festival. Panel. On the Screen: Moving Image as Performance. Portland, OR.
2004 Regina Miller Gallery. Panel. Shocking is Awesome. Pittsburgh, PA.