STIX AND JONES - about
Statement: Bridging Art and Tech
Angie Jones, also known as Stix and Jones, is an American artist living and working 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.
This work exists at the intersection of the physical and digital realms. The interplay between traditional and innovative approaches influences Angie's creative process, prompting us to rethink how history, technology, and science affect our relationship with art.
Angie Jones is also not your ordinary artist; she has over 25 years of mastery in Visual Effects and Animation. From Stuart Little, Pan's Labyrinth, and X-Men to the realm of video games with titles like Red Dead Redemption and Abe's Exoddus, her experiences fuel her distinct "peak shift" palette and textured surfaces that dance with personality.
Angie's curiosity extends to new media, where blockchain's potential drives her exploration of NFT utilities and the vibrant Web 3.0. In January 2022, her tokens on the Ethereum blockchain vanished within minutes on @OpenSea. Her upcoming drop, @BEASTMOBnft - The Beast Mob, arriving in Summer 2022, will showcase one-of-a-kind masterworks and intricate PFP collections, each a realm of unique narratives and lore within the Metaverse.
Featured at Miami Art Basel in 2017 for her Pantone-inspired art, Angie Jones unveiled limited edition Ultra-Violet prints through Saatchi Art's backing. Her work has graced solo exhibitions like Prohibition Gallery (2014) and showcased in venues worldwide, including Rhythms & Visions Expanded Live Show @ USC (2018) and the Huntington Beach Art Center (2016). Her pieces have traveled far and wide, from the Ball State University Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery (2015) to the Rockford Art Museum (2011). Her creations have garnered attention in LA Weekly, Apartment Therapy, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Jones holds 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.
Angie Jones Art | #stixandjones
S T I X A N D J O N E S A R T
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
2023 The Other Art Fair, ArtReframed, Los Angeles, CA
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
2023 Wolves Don't Lose Sleep Over The Opinion of Sheep, Oil On Canvas, 48″x36″, WIP
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
2023 Save The Kittens, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
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