SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

2005 Gilbertʼs - Living With Art, Mark Getlein, (Seventh Edition), McGraw, 2005

2003 A World of Art, Hentry M Sayre (Fourth Edition), Prentice Hall, 2003

2002 Gilbertʼs - Living With Art, Marm Getlein (Sixth Edition), McGraw, 2002

2001 Artists and Influence - Vol. XX-2001

2000 Hatch-Billops Collection, The International Review of African American Art

Multitudes, AFAA, Michael Weaver, Sarabande Books, Louisville, Kentucky

1998 African American Art, Sharon F. Patton, Oxford, 1998

1998 Living With Art, Rita Gilbert, (Fifth Edition), McGraw Hill, 1998

1997 Black Culture and Art in the 20th Century, Richard Powell, Thames and Hudson, London, Leslie King Hammond

1995 Living with Art, Rita Gilbert (Fifth Edition), McGraw Hill, 1998

1992 Black Erotica, Miriam Dacosta Willis, Doubleday, 1992

1990 Mixed Blessings, Lucy Lippard, Pantheon, 1990

1990 Black Art-Ancestral Legacy - The African Impulse in African American Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Abrams, 1990

1973 A Bio-Bibliographical Director, Trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1973

1973 Afro-American Artists, Trustees of the Boston Public Library, 1973

1971 The Afro American Artist, Elsa Fine - Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.,  

New Black Perspectives

We Wear the Mask: The Ethos of Spirituality in African-American Art



CATALOGUES, BROCHURES, NEWSLETTERS, LECTURES and VIDEOS:

2008 “Ben Jones - The Art of the Journey,” Jersey City, NJ

2006 “El Epirtu de Los Abanicos,” Centro Civico, Las Cirenas, Seville, Spain

2003 “Women I Love - The Work of Ben Jones” Upbeat - WBGO Jazz Vol. 26 #2, November 2003

2003  “Ben Jones - In Praise of a Spiritual Activist,” (NJ Features Inspirational Station Art), NJ Transit DB Express,(Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Quarterly

Update), Vol. No 1, Issues

2002 “Ben Jones - A Passion for Art”, William Paterson University - Wayne, NJ

2002 “Dream Time” , Aljira - A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring/Summer

2002 “National Conference of Artist Newsletter, New York, NY, April

2002 “Paisajes Toxicos”, Biblioteca Nacional Jose” Marti Havana, Cuba, June 2002

2002 “Locating the SPirit: Religion and SPirituality in African American Art”, Anacostia

Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, Washington, DC

2001 “Treasures from the Amistad Research Center,” The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2000 “African American Heritage Guide to New Jersey,” NJ Transit Travel Guide

2000 “The Montclair Art Museum Bulletin, “ Montclair, NJ

1999 “Ben Jones - Jadite Gallery, “ NY (QuickGuide)

1998 “Art by African-American Artists in the Collection of the New J ersey State Museum,” New Jersey State Museum

1995 “The Aljira Fine Art Auction, “ Aljira Art Auction, Newark

1994 “Ritual and Myth,” Studio Museum in Harlem, New York - 25 Years of Afro-American Art, Studio Museum of Harlem, NY

1994 “Gods and Saints - Shango/Change: An Installation by Ben Jones,” Jersey City Museum Newsletter

1994 “Afro-Cuban Art,” (Lecture by Ben Jones), Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

1993 “Rediscoveries: The Mythmakers,” Jamaica Arts Center, Jamaica, NY

1993 “Cultural Diversity - Tool for Empowerment and Democratizing Art Education,” Art Educators of New Jersey

1993 “A Major African -American Teaches at Jersey City State,” The New Jersey Voice of Higher Education, AFT

1992 “The Expanding Circle; A Selection of Afro-American Art,” The Gallery of Bristol Myers Squibb

1988 “Signs of Transition 80s Art From Cuba,” (Center Exhibit at Mocha in New York City), Center for Cuban Studies, New York

1987 “An Exhibition Art Faculty of New Jersey State Colleges,” Ben Shawn Galleries William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

1986-87 Jersey City Museum Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Jersey City NJ

1986 “Constructed in Jersey City: Painting and Sculpture,” The Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ

1986 “Ben Jones - A Portrait,” Video by Jane Steuerwald, New Jersey City University

1985 “Delta Black Arts Renaissance - A Celebration of Excellence, “Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 38th National Convention, Dallas, TX

1984 “Fellowship Exhibition,” New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State Passaic COunty Community College and The Carter C. Woodson Foundation

1984 “Ben Jones, Cloud Series, Silk Screen Prints, Broadway Art Gallery, Passaic County College, Paterson, NJ February 1 - 22

1983 “Transformations” Recent Serigraphs - Ben Jones, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

1983 “Aleta Bass, Nadine Lawrence-Maine, Ben Jones, Joyce Williams,”Gallery 62, National Urban League, Inc., New York

1983 “Current Thinking,” Kenkeleba Gallery, New York

1982 “New Jersey Artists - (Third Biennial Exhibition) The Newark Museum - The New Jersey State Museum, Paterson Sims (Associate CUrator - Whitney Museum of African Art, Linda Shearer, Director-Artistsʻ Space), Newark, NJ

1981 “The Second Annual Atlanta Life National Art Competition and Exhibition,” Atlanta Life Insurance

1981 “Expressions ʼ81 - A Festival of African American Dance Companies,” Brooklyn Academy of Music

1981 “20th Century Black Artists,” Sn Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

1980 “Cultivating the Garden of our Ancestors: Fulfilling the Promise,” NCA National Invitational Exhibition, James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University

1979 “Benjamin Jones,” prints, collages, drawings, photographs and sculpture and sculpture

1979 “Benjamin Jones,” The Robeson Campus Center Addition Dedication Week Exhibit, The Robeson Campus Center Art Gallery, Rutgers University

1978 “Works,” New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in the Visual Arts

1975 “Directions in Afro-American Art,” Afro-Studies Research Center Cornell University

1974 “Visual Arts,” NEA Fonds Autumn, Amistad Reports, Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, “Masks - Cultural and Contemporary, “ The Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum

1972 “Black Artists,” Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana

1971 “Apokalypsis,” Nardin Galleries, NY

1971 “Black Artists: Two Generation,” The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

1971 “What is Black Art,” Douglas Davis, Newsweek

1970 “The Kumasi Project - 1970 Pilot Program in African American Architectural Research Center, IRA Aldridge Theatre, “ Howard University, Washington, DC

1970 “Afro-American Artists, The Museum of Fine Arts, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston



MAGAZINES

2007 “Perspectives of Eclectic African American Artists - Asia in the Mix,”

The International Review of African American Art, (African- American Artists Look at the East), Volume 21, Number 3

2003 New Jersey Monthly - “Out and About,” Page 53

2002 Jazz - “Six Lovely Ladies,” February

1998 “ The Art of Political Struggle and Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 70s,”

The International Review of African-American Art, Cover Page and Page 1, Volume 15, Number 1

1998 “African Heritage,” Scholastic Art, March

1990 “Africa Meets the West,” Peter Plagens, Newsweek, (Participated in the Exhibition), Pages 88-89, February

1986 “Ben Jones ) Juxtaposing Art and Life,” Phil Cornell, New Jersey Monthly Magazine, August

1985 “Ben Jones with Transformation No. 4, New Jersey, Page 23, May

1983 “American Rituals,” Jeff Jacobson, Camera Arts, April, Pages 24- 25

1982 “After Dark,” Linda Bryant, Artery, Pages 18-19, Art/New York, Vol. 5, No.3, The National Forum for College Art

1981 “Positive Images of Us,” The Black Collegian, Black Art, Page 24, October/November

1980 “Trans-African Art - An International Style in Contemporary Art History,” Jeff Donaldson, The Black Collegian (Black Art), Tenth Anniversary Issue, October/November, Pages 90-102

1980 “Ben Jones: Art that Develops the Universal Aspects of Life,” Newsville Foster, Metrolife, Page 34, April

1979 New Jersey City University, Newark Metro, Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, October 1976 “Benjamin Jones,” Bulletin (Interracial Books for Children), Volume 7, Number 1,

Illustrators Showcase, Page 20

1975 “Directions in Afro-American Art,”Roberta Smith, Art Forum, January

1973 Newark Review of the Arts, (Cover) Fall/Winter, Revue Modern - Paris, France, Art News, Ebony, Jet Black World, National Scene Magazine, Newark Review of the Arts, Artspeak, Emerge Magazine


NEWSPAPERS

2007 “Art with a a Past in the Present,” Jeff Theodore, The Jersey Journal, (Weekend Urge), Page 2, October 19

2005 “Ethnic Awareness,” The Star Ledger, Newark, February 4

2002 “Impressive Toxic Landscapes Exhibition,” Jean Guy Allard, Granma International, Havana, Cuba, June 16

2002 “U.S. Painters Exhibit Environmental Art,” Mireya Castaneda, Granma International, Havana, Cuba, June 23

2002 Ben Jones, Transcending Praise, Light and Peace, “ Sonia Anderson, The Gothic Times, Page 5, February 26

2001 “Puffin Foundation Visits Havana,” Jean Guy Allard

2000 “Andreon Bratton” (haitian Art Collection), The Jersey Journal, March 30

1997 “Artistʼs City, Upbringing His Inspiration,” Donna Mitchell, Paterson Herald News, May 21, Section B

1997 “West African Lore Inspires WCCʼS New Yes Exhibit,” John Carlos Cantu, The Ann Arbor News, November 23

1997 “Alumnus Goes Back to Grass Roots,” A. Scott Ferguson, Spotlight Alumni Assoc., William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, Summer

1997 “Spoleto Draws Artists to Town,” Nicholas Drake, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C., May 29

1997 “Lowe Show Celebrates Four Artists,” Elisia Turner, The Herald, Miami, September 21

1996 “Ben Jones - A Conversation with a Contemporary African American Artist,” Gothic Times, Jersey City State College, April 3

1995 “Ben Jonesʼs Hearts of Love,” The City Sun, Page 13, December 20

1995 “A Genuine Tradition - African Culture,” Mireya Castaneda, Gramma International, Havana, Cuba, September 20

1995 “The Mysteries of a Yoruba War God Turned Christian Saint,” William Zimmer, The New York Times, (NJ Section, Page 14), January 22

1995 “The Big Picture, Multicultural Evoked in Jersey City Exhibit,” John Petrick, The Jersey Journal, (TEMPO), January 6

1994 “Santeria Inspires Ben Jones,” Ralph Bellantoni, The Courier News, December 11, Page F-8

1994 “Celebrating The SPirit of the Black Male,” June Campbell, The Weekly Journal (Exhibitions) London, England, June 16

1994 “In the Shango Spirit,” Yemi Maye, The Voice, London, England, June 7

1994 “Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Male,” June Campbell, The Weekly Journal, (Exhibitions) London, England, June 16

1993 “A Major African - American Artist Teaches at Jersey City State,” Tom Wirth, The Council of New Jersey State College Locals (AFT- CIO), Union, NJ December

1992 “Change Wallpaper Series: A Fortifying Design,” Cino Colina, Granma International, havana, Cuba, August 16

1990 The Montclair Art Museum to Present the Third Biennial, “Visions of Cuba,” A Slide Presentation of Havana, The Knight Examiner, Jersey City State College, May 1, 

1989 “Substance Lurkes Beneath Surface,” Effie Pabiou, The Jersey Journal, Jersey City, October 10

1989 “Art,” Eileen Watkins, The Star Ledger (Friday), Newark, Page 53, October 13

1989 “Gold Coast Artistʼs Bold Strokes Exude a Spirituality,” Jane Greenstein, GoldCoast, Jersey City, October 10

1988 “Signs of Transition 80s Art from Cuba-Center Exhibit at Mocha in New York City,”Center for Cuban Studies, New York, March 

1988 “College Video Paints Portrait of Artists,” The Star Ledger, Newark, Page 52, January 22

1988 Cuban Art, The Jersey Journal, Page 36, November 30

1988 “Portrait Reveals Complexities of Jersey City Artist,” (Art Forum), Page 22, Nami Kenyan, The GoldCoast, (The Jersey Journal Visual Arts), February 18-25

1987 “Special Gift,” The Jersey Journal, Jersey City, NJ, July 13

1986 “Special Gift,” The Jersey Journal Jersey City, NJ, July 13

1986 “At State Museum - All Eyes on New Jersey,” Cindy Conetti, The Trentonian, Page 29, January 5

1986 “Renowned Artist Adopted Goals at Eastside High”, Theresa Nance, North Jersey Herald News (Paterson Today), Page A-3, February 16

1986 “Noted Black Artist Cites Museum Censorship,” Robert F. Lanzetti, Herald News, February 21

1986 “Art Censorship Charged,” David Shirley, The New York Times, (NJ Section), March 23

1986 “Summit: Constructed in Jersey City,” William Zimmer, The New York Times, September 28

1986 “Ben Jones Makes Real Contact with his Abstracts,” The Princeton Packet, (Time Off), Princeton, NJ, February 21 - March 2

1986 State Museum Couldnʼt Bar Nudity in Paintings,” Naomi Kenan, The Jersey Journal, Page 2, February 25

1984 “Paterson Nativeʼs Art Mirrors His Philosophy; Olivia Klymeno,” The Herald News (Section D), February 12

1984 “Silkscreen Works by Jones in Exhibit,” The Jersey Journal, April 13

1984 “New Jerseyans,” Sandra Gardner, The New York Times (NJ Section), January 18

1983 “ Heʼs Not a Doctor But Thatʼs Okay,” Theresa Nance, Paterson Greater News, December 31

1983 “ Artist Name to Dance Board,” The Jersey Journal, Page 6, December 21

1983 “Paterson Artist Endeavors to Capture Black History,” The New Jersey Afro-American, November 19

1983 “Artist Name to Dance Board,” The Jersey Journal, Page 6, December 21

1983 “Ben Jones - One Man Show, The News, North Jersey, (Bulletin Board), December 3

1983 “Jersey City State College Prof. (JSCS) Now Head of Dance Company,” The Jersey Journal, Page 11, December 9

1982 “Artist Undergoes a Transformation,” The New York Times, (NJ Section), June 20

1982 “Black Artists at Newark Museum,” John Caldwell, The New York Times, February 28

1982 “Jersey CIty Artist Ben Jones Moves to Cosmic Awareness,” Marian Courtney, The Jersey Journal, May 17

1982 “New Home for the Studio Museum is Dedicated in Harlem,” The New York TImes, June 16

1982 “Ben Jones - Art Opening,” Jersey Journal, Page CS, May 21

1981 One Show at 2 Galleries in Newark,” Vivien Raynor, The New York Times (NJ Section), Page 26, February 8

1981 “Ben Jones at Museum,” The Jersey Journal, Jersey City, November

1978 National Conference of Artists: On Campus, Charles Barrow, Gothic Times, Jersey City State College, February 12

1977 “Photography Captures the Enigma of Color,” Clara Hieronymus, The Tennessean, Sunday, March 27

1976 “Newark Artist Sees Doors Opening to Works of Black,” Ernest Roberson, The Sunday Star Ledger, March 21, Section 1, Page 49

1976 “Artists Opening Jersey City State College Congerence 9:00 a.m. Tomorrow, ”The Jersey Journal, March 5

1976 “National Conference of Artists: On Campus,” Gothic Times, Page 9, Jersey City State College

1976 “Newark Artist Sees Opening to WOrks of Blacks,” The Sunday Star Ledger, March 21

1976 “Newark Artist Sees Doors Opening to Works of Black,” Ernest Roberson, The Sunday Star Ledger, March 21, Section 1, Page 49

1976 “College Proffʼs Artistry Glows in all Directions,” Daily News, No. 16, March 7

1976 “Limited Frame-Black Subjects for Artist, The Jersey Journal, February 26

1976 “Black Women Artists talk of Inspiration and Struggle,” Eileen Watkins, The Star Ledger, Page 43, March 11

1975 Visual Creativity by Afro-Americans: A Critical Overview, Henri Ghent, New York Amsterdam News (National Scene), Page 3, October - November

1973 “Art: Blacks: USA: 1973 is Eclectic,” Hilton Kramer, The New York Times, Section 2 - D25, Sunday, October 14

1973 “Hail JCSC Teachersʻ Afro Art Works,” The Jersey Journal, October 30

1973 ʻWhy, in 1973, A Black Art Show?” Henri Ghent, The New York Times, Section 2 - D25, Sunday, October 14

1972 “Through New Eyes”, Larry Hall, The Star Ledger (Spectrum), Cover Page and Page 4, October 8



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