Darren Jones is a Scottish artist and art critic, based in Key West, and NYC. He earned his BA Hons. (Painting) from Central Saint Martins College of Art, London; and his MFA (Combined Media) from Hunter College, New York.
He has exhibited extensively in group and solo exhibitions internationally including at the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh; National Library of Argentina, Buenos Aires; Queens Museum of Art, New York; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Wroclow, Poland; The Reading Room, Dallas; Konsthallen-Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden; and the Guildhall Art Gallery, London.
Jones work—drawings, text-based interventions, sculpture, painting — often highlights modest observations from every-day experience. A familiar image, motif or cliche, reworked to offer a different perspective, or to tweak the mundane or no longer noticed parts of our social environments.
Jones work has been covered in The Guardian, Artforum, Huffington Post, The Advocate, Hyperallergic, NYArts, The Brooklyn Rail, Artcritical, Scotland on Sunday, ArtUS, New York Daily News, and Dallas Observer, among others.
His book, The Contemporary Art Gallery: Display Power and Privilege, written with critic and philosopher David Carrier, was published in 2016.