Across the urban landscape power relations camouflaged as public art are used instead to direct national narrative. Monuments and markers, in particular, embody state-sanctioned abuses of power.
I cover and reclaim these sites. While always photo-based, I use a variety of methods and materials including digital manipulation, on-site intervention, sculptural work, and performance.
Each photographic effort carries the scars, seams, and digital residue of efforts to remove, reinterpret, and restore landscape and serve as a polyvocal antidote to a master narrative.
CV available here.
Kelly Kristin Jones is the recipient of a number of awards including the Luminarts Cultural Foundation Fellows Project Grant (2016), the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award (2015), the MINT Gallery Leap Year Artist Award (2013), the James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship (2012), The Union League and Civic Arts Foundation Prize (2012) and the Municipal Art League Fellowship (2012). She is currently a HATCH resident with Chicago Artists Coalition in Chicago, IL.