Cassandra C. Jones
Cassandra C. Jones is a remix artist who collects thousands of other people's photographs, in both print and digital form. 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. Each piece unfolds a complex cluster of social messages that infiltrate our cursory habits of perception and comprehension. The final work is a coalescence of images that intersect politics and pop culture within the lascivious American backdrop. Sociopolitical messages are interwoven in a cleverly composited miscellany, layering the erotic and whimsical, the beautiful and grotesque.
Cassandra C. Jones was born in Alpine, TX (USA) in 1975 and lives and works in Ojai, CA. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, and received her BFA from California College of Arts with a concentration in Photography/Glass. Jones has been awarded artist residencies in Germany, the Czech Republic, Canada, and across the United States, and her work has been exhibited both throughout the United States and in Europe. Select recent exhibitions include: Digital Worlds: New Media from the Museum’s Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX (2018), The Awakening, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston MA (2017), Ritual and Desire, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS (2017). She has received a number of awards and residencies, including: Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Drake Hotel Artist Residency, Invitational, Toronto, Canada (2006), and the Vira I. Heinz Endowment awarded by the Virginia Center of Creative Arts (2004).
In addition to her archival inkjet prints, Jones’ creates custom, patterned wallpaper comprised of digital images. Read more about Cassandra C. Jones’ wallpaper.