EDUCATION

1999-2002 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Painting, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

1993-1997 Associates in Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007

Decoy, 65GRAND, Chicago, IL

2006

New Work, 65GRAND, Chicago, IL

2002

Paintings, Recent Works by Bob Jones, University Galleries, Normal, Illinois

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008

Forthcoming, October 2008, Indiana University, SoFA Gallery

Unpainted- New Abstraction, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007

Without Like or As, University Galleries, Normal, IL

AFFAIR at the Jupiter Hotel, 65 GRAND, Portland, OR

Shared History, The Surplus Gallery, SIUC, Carbondale, IL

2006

COMA # 4, California Occidental Museum of Art, Chicago Illinois

Ft. Morgan- One and Only, Chicago Illinois

Think Small, Sponsored by The Illinois State Art Council, Lockport, Illinois

2005

The Sophisticated Traveler, Art Chicago 2005, Chicago, Illinois

Think Small, Sponsored by The Illinois State Art Council, Springfield, Illinois

2004

The Sophisticated Traveler, Stray Show 2004, Chicago, Illinois

Think Small, Sponsored by The Illinois State Art Council, Chicago, Illinois

2003

Fast Track 2003, 1/Quarterly, Chicago, Illinois

2002

Autumn Solon, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

A Group Show: Shawn Smith, Matt Pulford, Bob Jones, And Chris Shepherd, Midway Artist Gallery, Bloomington, Illinois

Minutia, University Galleries, Normal, Illinois

Ambiguous Citation, University Galleries, Normal, Illinois

2001

New Angeles, Diannepruess Presents Bob Jones, University Galleries, Normal, Illinois

Chad Collofello and Bob Jones, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois

American Myth, The Phoenix Gallery, Bloomington, Illinois

2000

In Print Exhibition, The Phoenix Gallery, Bloomington,
Illinois

CURATORIAL

2005

Between the Forest and The Cavern, Co-curated By Bob Jones and Ed Schad, The Guest Room Project, Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS

2007

Beautiful Decay Magazine, December 2007

Chicago Artist’ Coaliton News Letter, December 2007

Jason Foumberg, End Times, New City Chicago, Eye Exam, October 30, 2007

Red China Magazine, Issue #2, Volume #2

Eirk Wenzel, Mr. Jones, Bob Jones Creates Challenging, Thought-Provoking Pieces, UR Chicago, Art Explosion, April 12-May 9, 2007

Bad at Sports, Episode 80: Berin Golonu & Erik Wenzel, Bad at Sports Podcast, March 11, 2007

Erik Wenzel, Bob Jones and the Push Toward a Raw Refinement, Art or Idiocy, January 22, 2007

Jessica Herman, Art Or Idiocy? Erik Wenzel helps to fill the art criticism gap in Chicago “and beyond.” , Center Stage Chicago, January 23, 2007
2006

Audrey Mast, Bob Jones Multimedia, New City Chicago, October 12, 2006

5 Shows to See Now, New City Chicago, October 12, 2006

Bob Jones New Work, and Ian Pedigo, Flavorpill Chicago Issue 105: Safari Flavor, September 19th-25th, 2006

5 Shows to See Now, New City Chicago, September 28, 2006

2005

Robert Sill, Think Small!, Exhibition Catalog 2005

Thinking Small Nets Big Result for Gallery, Morris Daily Herald August 19, 2005

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2002

Bachelors Degree Granted Summa Cum Laude, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

College Honors in Painting, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

2001

Recipient of The David Tell Award, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

2000

Recipient of The Telefund Scholarship Award, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

1997

Art and Lisa Lennon Memorial Award, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois

Exhibitions

Unpainted - Recent Abstract Painting (2008)

Bob Jones


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