STIX AND JONES - about
Angie Jones is an American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She uses painting, video, and sculpture to investigate how technology invades our lives. Angie deconstructs the work using faceted surfaces (like low polygon video game art) to create something new from something old and make it new again. She maintains one foot in the past and another in the future and questions how we witness art and images.
Angie holds 25+ years of experience in Visual Effects and Animation, working as an Animation Supervisor and Animator for studios such as Sony Pictures Imageworks, Cinesite, Disney, and feature franchises like Stuart Little, Xmen, Pan’s Labyrinth & The Smurfs. Before this, she dedicated her time working to Video Games like Red Dead Redemption, Oddworld Abe’s Exoddus, and Dino Crises. Her experiences working in Visual Effects, Video Games, and Animation inspires the “peak shift” palette, faceted surface, and distinctive portrayal of personality through paint, video, animation, and sculpture.
Digital artworks are an extension of the physical work in the studio. Sometimes the physical informs the digital, and sometimes the digital direct the physical. The process is never a straight line. In the end, the work maintains one foot in the past and another in the future and questions how we perceive art and images by tracing a loop historically through representation, technology, and science
Angie is especially interested in new media. Inspired by new art spaces through blockchain, Angie explores NFT utilities and the Web 3.0 landscape. Angie’s first tokens on the blockchain sold out in under twenty minutes on the Ethereum blockchain @OpenSea, January 2022. Angie is currently working on a new drop @BEASTMOBnft The Beast Mob for Summer 2022, consisting of “one of one” masterworks and new PFP collections conceived from unique storytelling, lore, worlds, and Metaverse.
Jones was featured at Miami Art Basel in December 2017 as a Pantone trending artist issuing two limited edition prints to celebrate the year’s color – Ultra-Violet- through Saatchi Art’s support. Jones’s work has been the subject of a solo exhibition at Prohibition Gallery, Los Angeles (2014). She has exhibited in the US and abroad, including galleries and museums: Rhythms & Visions Expanded Live Show @ USC (2018), Huntington Beach Art Center (2016), Ball State University Atrium Gallery (2015), Laguna Art Museum (2015), Q Art Salon (2015), Prohibition Gallery (2014), Flower Pepper Gallery (2014), Bedford Gallery (2014), Cella Gallery (2103), Fullerton Art Museum (2012), The Chandler Center for Art in Arizona (2011), Rockford Art Museum (2011) and James Gray Gallery (2008). Her work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and in numerous printed publications, including features in LA Weekly; Apartment Therapy, Platinum Cheese, Quiet Lunch, Get Inspired, Examiner, and The Wall Street Journal. Jones earned a degree in Electronic Arts from the Atlanta College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Laguna College of Art + Design.
My work activates through the digital and the physical.”
Angie Jones Art | #stixandjones
S T I X A N D J O N E S A R T
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Born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Lives and works in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
2015 Masters of Fine Arts – Painting, Laguna College of Art + Design, Laguna Beach, CA
2009 Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art – Classical Drawing Studies, Van Nuys, CA
2008 Kline Academy – Classical Painting Studies, Culver City, CA
1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Electronic Arts, Atlanta College of Art + Design, Atlanta, GA
2017 Miami Art Fair, Pantone 2018 Color of The Year, Ltd Ed Print Release, Eden Rock, Miami Beach, FL
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Participating Perception, Prohibition Gallery, Culver City, CA
2021 Senora Kahlo on Blue, Oil on Canvas, 48″x36″, Private Collection, Melissa Valenzuela, Los Angeles, CA
2021 Tuff Gong, Bob Marley, Oil on Canvas, 48″x36″, Private Collection, Carl Peoples, Atlanta, GA
2020 Family Portrait, Schuler Family, Digital Print, 48″x60″, Private Collection, Jan Schuler, Newark, NJ
2014 Family Portraits, Kaminski Family, Oil on Canvas (3) Portraits, 24″x20″, Private Collection, Julie Kaminski, New York, NY
2017 After Life, Rhythms & Visions Expanded Live Show | 70-foot installation, LA, CA
2017 Women in Games International (WIGI) Annual E3 Expo | Exchange LA, CA
2017 After Life Projection, 5×4 foot Quad Skull Projection installation |PMC, LA, CA
SELECTED NFT COLLECTIONS
2021 The Other Avatars, OPENSEA, Saatchi Art, Mint Price: 0.1 ETH, Token Supply: 2,523, Artist Ctreated: 15
2021 Autochthonous, RARIBLE, Angie Jones, Mint Price: 0.1 ETH, Token Supply: 1, Artist Ctreated: 1
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Vanitas, 3rd Street Art Studio, Long Beach, CA
2016 Memento Mori: Skulls & Bones in Art, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
2015 Emerging Masters – MFA Show, Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna, CA
2015 Beyond Animation, Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA
2014 The Skull Show, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2014 Of History and Hope, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2013 Hounds of Love, Cella Gallery, Hollywood, CA
2012 MFA Exhibition, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2012 Full Deck, Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernardino, CA
2011 Full Deck, Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
2011 Full Deck, Rockford Art Museum Rockford, IL
2011 Full Deck, Vision Gallery, Chandler Center for the Arts Chandler, AR
2010 Full Deck, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2008 Visual Amalgam, James Gray Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 – Saatchi Art Catalog – Spring 2017 Vol. 01
2016 – Saatchi Art Catalog – Fall 2016 Vol. 02
2016 – Saatchi Art Catalog – Fall 2016 Vol. 01
Title, Deana, “Destroying the Figure in the 21st Century,” Poets and Artists
Hess, Scott, “Figural Movement,” April, Poets and Artists
Norris, Timothy, “Transcendent Show Review,” LA Weekly
Van Daele, Sanne, The Digitally Inspired Paintings of Angie Jones, Online Galerij
Isaac, Jessica, Helms Bakery PopUp Remix Tour, Apartment Therapy
Paez, Cristobal, The Brush Pixel, Verboten
Romine, Jaklin, A Studio Visit with Angie Jones, Platinum Cheese
Angie Jones: Featured Artist, Get Inspired Magazine
Dowling, Faye, The Book of Skulls, Sept, Lawrence King Publishing
Doherty, Connor, Skateboards Now Hang in Galleries, But Are They Wheelie Art? Wall Street Journal
Zeiger, Christine, Barking about the Artists in “The Hounds of Love”, Examiner
Around NELA, NELAart News
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE | PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2014-2018 Assistant Professor, Division of Animation & Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts, USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2016-2017 Guest Lecturer, Loyola Marymount University, Animal Drawing, LA, CA, USA
2012-2013 Part-Time Adjunct Lecturer, Division of Animation & Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts, USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2012-2013 Private Instruction, Angie Jones Art Studio, Classical Painting, LA, CA, USA
2011-2020 Instructor, iAnimate, LA, CA, USA
2010-2011 Instructor, Gnomon School of VFX, Games + Animation, LA, CA, USA
2006-2009 Accreditation Advisory Board for the LA Film School, LA, CA, USA
GRANTS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
2014 Dean’s List. Laguna College of Art and Design, MFA – Painting, Laguna Beach, CA.
2010-2015 LCAD Merit Scholarship. Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA.
1994 Dean’s List. Savannah College of Art and Design, BFA – Electronic Arts, Atlanta, GA.
2006-09 Member of Accreditation Advisory Board, LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Guest Lecturer, Pencil Mileage Club, Cal State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.
2017 Art Talk, “Participating Perception,” Saatchi LA, DADA, USC, LA, CA.
2016 Art Talk, “Participating Perception,” 9th Week Pecha Kucha Presentation, DADA, USC, LA, CA.
2016 Guest Lecturer, MFA Animation Department Seminar, DADA, USC, LA, CA.
2016–2017 Guest Lecturer, Loyola Marymount University, Animal Drawing, LA, CA
2007 Guest Lecturer, Gnomon School of VFX, Los Angeles, California
2006 Panelist, Walt Disney Studio, Los Angeles, California
2003 Panelist, Comicon, San Diego, California
2003 Panelist, LA Siggraph Chapter Meeting, Los Angeles, California
2002 Panelist, Visual Effects Society, Los Angeles, California
1999 Speaker, Game Developer’s Conference, Los Angeles, California
STUART LITTLE 2
VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY AWARD
2003 STUART LITTLE 2 – WINNER BEST CHARACTER ANIMATION IN AN ANIMATED MOTION PICTURE
AMP PAPER COMMERCIAL
2008 AMP PAPER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ANIMATED CHARACTER IN A LIVE-ACTION BROADCAST PROGRAM, COMMERCIAL OR MUSIC VIDEO
2007 PAN’S LABYRINTH WINNER BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
2006 PAN’S LABYRINTH WINNER BEST MOTION PICTURE, ANIMATED OR MIXED MEDIA