Atiya Jones is an autodidactic creator of abstract organic accumulations that an apopheniac might call patterns.  Her work serves as a depiction of biological functions reflected within society  through  line-based visual structures (ie. osmosis as migration,  communities as homeostasis, gentrification as disease). The entrancing lines are informed as much by nature as they are by architecture. Man-made structures and the basic need for shelter lay at the core of the tactile tensions experienced throughout the cities she’s called home. Ultimately, she aims to create depictions  in which the disparate narratives of persons past and present can coincide.

She genuinely believes that art is and should be everywhere, and probably wants to make something for you this very moment.  

The Flatbush (Brooklyn), NY native is currently navigating life in Pittsburgh, PA. 

 

 

Education:

SUNY Purchase, Media & Communications, B.S. 2008

Residencies:

2016         The Yards in Rochester, NY
2016          Have Company in Grand Rapids, MI
2016         Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh, PA

Installions:

2017          You Have a Body Full of Mountains     Crown Barbershop, PGH
2017          Personality & Demographics                 Fieldwork Gallery, PGH

Past Exhibitions:

2017              I Live Here, Now.     Ace Hotel, Pittsburgh
2015              Merge                       The Candy Factory  Brooklyn, NY
2015              Transitions                The Candy Factory  Brooklyn, NY

Press:

Design Sponge January 2016
Rochester City News January 2016

 

 

 

Photographed at home by Jenna Kay Houston.

Photographed at home by Jenna Kay Houston.