Kristin Jones maintains both studio and public practices, working across disciplines to create site-specific, time-based projects that frame natural phenomena against the built environment.
Her installations, works on and paper and time lapse photography have been exhibited internationally, most recently at: the Venice Architecture Biennale; the Museo Capitolina and Accademia degli Arcadi in Rome; the Blue Mountain Center in upstate New York; and Lower Manhattan’s River to River Festival; as well as several site-specific projects produced under the auspices of TEVERETERNO for the Tiber River in Rome.
As founder of TEVERETERNO, Jones has partnered with the City of Rome and countless peers to promote the potential of the Tiber River, facilitating projects for its protection and revitalization. Working from the conviction that contemporary art can be a powerful vehicle for urban renewal and environmental awareness, TEVERETERNO commissions artists of all disciplines to collaborate on spectacular events that draw the public to the Tiber’s banks. A place-making project focused on cultural programming and community outreach, TEVERETERNO raises awareness and encourages responsible, dynamic planning of public space in river sites around the world.
For more than 30 years, Jones has created work for the public domain in partnership with Andrew Ginzel, including commissions in Boulder, Chicago, Hoboken, Milwaukee, Orlando, Portland, and Philadelphia; the airports of Tampa and Kansas City; as well as several works for the City of New York – Mnemonics for Stuyvesant High School and Encyclic for PS 102, Metronome for Union Square (under the auspices of the Public Art Fund and the Municipal Art Society), and Oculus for the Metropolitan Transit Authority at the World Trade Center/Chambers Street Subway Station. Their installations have been created for a wide range of museums and non-profit venues internationally, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Kunsthalle in Basel and the Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris. Jones and Ginzel have collaborated with numerous other artists, such as Merce Cunningham, Edmund Campion and Chandralekha.
Jones holds a BFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from Yale University. Her work has been recognized by the Rockefeller Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, the Fulbright Commission, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the American Center in Paris, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York Council on the Arts and Humanities, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, Artists Space, Art Matters, the National Endowment for the Arts, the David W. Bermant Foundation, the New York Dance and Performance Awards, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony.