Samuel Levi Jones 

Arts Hall of Fame
Graduation Year: 1997
Induction Year: 2018
Visual Artist
Featured in Galleries across the World

Samuel Levi Jones was born and raised in Marion, Indiana. Trained as a photographer and multidisciplinary artist, he earned a BA in Communication Studies from Taylor University, Upland, and a BFA from Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, in 2009. He received his MFA in Studio Art from Mills College in 2012. His work is informed by historical source material and early modes of representation in documentary practice. He explores the framing of power structures and struggles between exclusion and equality by desecrating historical material, then re-imagining new works. Jones investigates issues of manipulation and the rejection of control in a broad sense. He is the recipient of the 2014 Joyce Alexander Wein artist prize from the Studio Museum Harlem. He has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Studio Museum Harlem, PATRON Gallery (Chicago), Galerie Lelong (New York City), Susanne Vielmetter Gallery (Los Angeles), The Arts Club (London), and The Mistake Room (Los Angeles). His work is in prominent private and public collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Rubell Family Collection (Miami), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the de Young Museum (San Francisco), and the Whitney Museum.

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