Art Department Faculty Quadrennial Exhibition 2016 January 2016 - Page 50

Tom Jones Associate Professor UW–Madison Department of Art, since 2006 Photography 34 Quadrennial 2016 | Faculty 2005 Master of Fine Arts, Columbia College Chicago 2005 Master of Arts in Museum Studies, Columbia College Chicago 1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts, UW–Madison Recent achievements 2015 Arriving at Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists from Our Great Lakes, group show, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis 2015 Preservatif, group show, Marshall Arts Gallery, Memphis, TN 2015 Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay, group show, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, FL; Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI; The A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2014 Museum acquisition, Contemporary American Indian Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS 2014 Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3, group show, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI; Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI 2014 As We See It: Works by Ten Contemporary Native American Photographers, group show, Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia; The Fifth Biennial of Contemporary Photography, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia 2013 Refigured: Photography of Tom Jones, Ken Gonzales-Day, Zoe Crosher, and Shen Wei, group show, Sheppard Contemporary Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno 2013 Thicker Than Water, group show Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM 2013 Tom Jones: I am an Indian First and an Artist Second, solo show, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI 2014 Co-curator, For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, National Museum of the American Indian, New York Artist’s statement Jones’ artwork is a commentary on American Indian identity, experience, and perception. He is examining how American Indian culture is represented through popular culture, and he raises questions about these depictions of identity by non-natives and Natives alike. He continues to work on an ongoing photographic essay on the contemporary life of his tribe, the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. Jones is a co-author of the book People of the BigVoice, Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by CharlesVan Schaick, 1879–1943. He is also the co-curator for the exhibition For a Love of His People:The Photography of Horace Poolaw at the National Museum of the American Indian. His artwork is in numerous private and public collections, most notably the National Museum of the American Indian, Polaroid Corporation, Sprint Corporation, Chazen Museum of Art, Nerman Museum, and the Microsoft Corporation. Work in the show Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk, b. 1964) Joann Jones, 2015 Digital print with beadwork 25 x 20 in. (Illustrated, left) Cyrus Ortiz, 2015 Digital print with beadwork 50 x 40 in. (Illustrated, right)