Cassandra C. Jones  •  cassandrac@gmail.com • La Luna Studios  •  Ojai, CA

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Bio

 

Cassandra C. Jones is a remix artist living and working in Ojai, CA. She uses digital photography to create collage and video works that tell stories 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.

Education

 

2004      MFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Interdisciplinary Fine Arts.
1998      BFA, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA. Photography/Glass.

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

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      ntermation, 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 Contempoary 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.


Residencies

 

 

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 Symrna Beach, FL.
2002      Fachhochschule Schwäbisch Hall, Cultural Exchange.  Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.

 

 

Awards

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.

 

 

Press/Publications

 

2019      Amelia Fleetwood. Valley Girls, Queen of the Digital World. Santa Barbara Magazine. The Culture Issue.

 

2018      Ameila 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.

              Allyson Boli, True Stories: Wallpaper Installation by Cassandra C. Jones, Abigail Ogilvy Blog. Posted Aug. 7.

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      McSweeneys 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.  flavorpill. 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.

 

Media

 

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.

          
Teaching

 

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.                   .           
                         

Speaking Engagements
 

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.