BEN F. JONES

CURRICULUM VITAE


BACKGROUND

1941 Born May 26th in Paterson, New Jersey (attended the city of Paterson public schools).


ACADEMIC STUDIES

1983 MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1966 MA, New York University, New York, NY

1963 BA, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ



SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

2014 "Afro American Artists Who Work Abstractly", Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

2013 "Evolution - Revolution 2",  University of South Africa, Pretoria

2012 "Envision-Empower-Embrace", Jadite Galleries, NY

2012 "Evolution - Revolution", Evolve the Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2010 "Evolution - Revolution", Rich Mix Gallery, London, UK

2010 "Washed in the Blood Series", Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona, PA

2009 “Chango-Change”, Siguaragya Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2008 “People I Love”, Agape International Spiritual Center, Los Angeles, CA

2007 “El Espiritu de Los Abanicos,” Centro Civico Las Sirenas, Sevilla, Spain 2006 Jadite Gallery, New York, NY

2004 Hammonds House, Atlanta GA

2003 WBGO Gallery, Newark, NJ

2003 Jadite Gallery, New York, NY

2002 “Brothers,” Lemmerman Gallery, New Jersey City University

2001 Jadite Gallery, New York, NY

2000 Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

2000 Associao Cultural Brasil-Estados Unidos (ACBEU), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil)

2000 NCA Gallery, Detroit, MI

1999 Studio Aperto, Rome, Italy

1998 Jadite Gallery, New York, NY

1997 Jadite Gallery, New York, NY

1997 Williams Center, Rutherford, NJ

1996 Espace Gaite, Paris, France

1994 Bratton Gallery, New York, NY

1994 Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

1994 1998 Gallery, London, England

1994 Centro Provincial De Artes Plasticas, Santa de Cuba, Cuba

1993  Rene Portocarrero Gallery, London, England

1992 Broadway Gallery, Passiaic Country Community College, Paterson, N

1992 Courtney Gallery, Jersey City State University, Jersey City, NJ

1992 Centro Provincial de Artes Plasticas, Havana, Cuba

1992 Centro Provincial de Artes Plasticas, Santa de Cuba, Cuba

1986 New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

1984 Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

1982 Jersey City museum, Jersey City, NJ

1976 Howard University, Washington, DC

1974 Brooklyn Childrenʼs Museum, Brooklyn, NY

1975 Acts of Art Gallery, New York, NJ

1973 Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2013 "Ashe to Amen" (African Americans and Biblical Imagery), Museum of Biblical Art MOBIA, NY 

2009 “The Power of Healing,” (The Power of the Arts), Summer Medical Group, Berkeley Heights, NJ

2007 “Red Badge of Courage,” National Newark Building, Newark, NJ

2005 Art Market, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

2005 “Creative Energy and Enduring Spirit,” North Carolina Central University Art

Museum and Haiti Heritage Center, Durham, NC

2004 Transcribing A Moment of Struggle, Transcultural, NJ - City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

2004 On Their Own, Mason Gross, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2004 Pen and Brush Club, New York, NY

2004 “Red Velvet Cake, Art in the Atrium, Morristown, NJ

2003 Sumei Multicultural Center, Newark, NJ

2003 “Three Generations of Black Art” Montclair State University Art Galleries

2002 Chair City: Chair Philosophy, NCA Gallery, Detroit, MI

2002 NCA International Exhibitions, Ghana National Museum-Accra, Ghana

2002 Brothers, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

2002 “Off the Wall,” Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

2002 Driskell Center Gala 2002, The David Driskell Center, College Park, MD

2001 Treasurers From the Amistad Research Center, Hartford, CT

2001 The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2001 AC-BAW, Mt. Vernon, NY

2001 Schromburg Center, New York, NY

2000 Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

2000 Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA

2000 Collectors Choice, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

1999 Spirituality in African-American Art, Smithsonian (Anacostia Museum), Washington, DC

1999 Paterson Boys - Nathanʼs Gallery, Paterson, NJ

1999 Black Artists - Gallery de Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

1999 African Diaspora - Cinque Gallery, New York, NY

1998 Satori Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998 South Shore Arts Center, Chicago, IL

1997 Schomberg Center of Research and Black Culture, New York, NY

1996 Henry Street Settlement Gallery, New York, NY

1995 Bratton Gallery, New York, NY

1994 Bratton Gallery, New York, NY

1993 Pain Webber Gallery, New York, NY

1992 Montclair Museum, Montclair, NJ

1991 The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

1990 Korea Gallery, New York, NY

1990 Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

1990 High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

1989 Masks - The Afro-American Historical & Cultural Museum, Philadelphia

1989 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

1988 Art Junction International, Neice, France

1987 Terakada Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1987 Veridian Gallery, New York, NY

1987 Montclair Museum, Montclair, NJ

1987 New Jersey Center for the Arts, Summit, NJ

1986 Yellow Dot Gallery, New York, NY

1986 Museum of American Life and CUlture, Dallas, TX

1986 Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1986 New Jersey Printmaking Council, Somerville, NJ

1986 Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1985 Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX

1984 Broadway Gallery, Paterson, NJ

1983 Gallery 62, New York, NY

1983 National Afro-American Art Exhibition, Atlanta Life Insurance Co, Atlanta, GA

1982 Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY

1982 Acron Gallery, Boulder, CO

1982 Nardin Gallery, New York, NY

1981 Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA

1979 Los Angeles Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1979 San Jose Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1978 Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY

1978 Black Art, San Francisco, CA

1977 FESTAS, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa

1976 Riverside Museum, New York, NY

1975 Smith Mason Gallery, Washington, DC

1975 Purdue University, West Lafayette, NJ

1975 Lee Nordness Gallery, New York, NY

1973 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1973 Dusable Museum, Chicago, IL

1972 Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

1972 Black Artists, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana

1972 Nyumba Ya Sanaa Gallery, New York, NY

1970 Boston Museum of FIne Arts, Boston, MA

1971 Newark University, New York, NY


AWARDS

2007 National Endowment for the Arts

2002 The Joan Mitchell Foundation

2001 Distinguished Artist, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

2000 Council of Hispanic Affairs, New Jersey CIty University, Jersey City, NJ

1999 BAAFSSO Organization, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

1985 Award of Excellence in the Arts, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Arts & Letters


COLLECTIONS

Associao Cultural Brasil-Estados Unidos (ACBEU), Salvado, Bahia, Brazil

Schomberg Center for Research in Black CUlture, New York, NY

Sumei Multidisciplinary Center, Newark, NJ

Lincoln and Sharon Turner Collection, Montclair, NJ

Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

Terekada Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Atlanta Life Insurance Company, Atlanta, GA

Johnson Publication, Chicago, Illinois

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

Howard University, Washington, DC

Peat Marwich Corporation, Montvale, NJ

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

Deloitte Baskins, Morristown, NJ

Broadway Bank, Paterson, NJ

The Phillips Morris Collection, New York, NY

Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Museum of African American History and CUlture, Detroit, MI

Paterson Public Library, Paterson, NJ

Biblioteca Nacional Jose Marti, Havana, Cuba

Montclair Art Museu,. Montclair, NJ

National Conference of Art Gallery, Detroit, MI

DuSable Museum, Chicago, IL

Hammonds House Center, Atlant, GA

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Avery Center, Charleston, SC

The Afro-American Historical Society, Jersey City, NJ

The David Driskell Collection, University of Maryland, Adelphi, MD, Ed

Spriggs Collection, Atlanta, GA


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