Posts Tagged ‘Tomiko Jones’

Preview: Transforming Space, Tomiko Jones, Multiple Galleries

In Photographer on October 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

From Hatsubon, archival pigment print, by Tomiko Jones

Ever since Tomiko Jones began pursuing a career in photography, her passion, creativity, and productivity have been relentless. This fall will be no exception for her, as the young asian photographer has several events lined up for the rest of the year.

At the Mendocino College Art Gallery in Ukiah, California, Jones has a solo exhibition running until October 20th.

This solo exhibition brings several bodies of completed work together: my CIIS residency work Hatsubon, platinotypes and porcelain boats from Rattlesnake Lake, a selection from the ongoing series, A Place to Rest, which shows for the first time, and work from my summer residency at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Continuing my stay in Anderson Valley in Northern California, this exhibition coincides with my first semester teaching photography at Mendocino College.


Offering, by Tomiko Jones

Meanwhile, on October 12th, Jones will be a part of the CPW awards in NYC, where the Center for Photography at Woodstock will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. Jones will have a silver gelatin print, “Offering”, up for auction, which was created while she was in residency in Woodstock. 

After the leaves have changed color and departed from their branches, Jones will continue her busy schedule with the Tahoe CoLab in November. Four of her photographs from Hatsubon will be on display as part of the Society for Photographic Education’s West Chapter Conference.

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Preview: Hatsubon, Tomiko Jones, Various Galleries This Fall

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 22, 2016 at 12:01 pm
Thinking of Mount Fuji

Image courtesy of Tomiko Jones

Fans of the wonderful artistry by Tomiko Jones will have a few different options to view her work this fall.

Tomiko Jones’ work is linked to place, exploring transitions in the landscape in social, cultural and geographical terms. Jones received her Master of Fine Arts in Photography with a Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is the recipient of awards including the 2013 En Foco New Works Fellowship, the National Society for Photographic Education Freestyle Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement, 4Culture and CityArtists. She spent three months in residence at Museé Niépce in Chalon-Sur-Saône, France and a project-specific Fellowship at The Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.

As an educator, Jones taught as Assistant Professor and Photography Program Coordinator at Metropolitan State University of Denver, New Mexico State University and Drury University Summer Institute for Visual Arts. Currently she is a Visiting Artist and Curator-in-Residence at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California.

First, in San Francisco, Jones’ series Hatsubon will be on display at Desai | Matta Gallery, part of the Arts at CIIS. The exhibit and opening reception began Saturday, September 10th, but Tea Talk Tuesdays with Jones on Sept. 27 and October 18th will accompany the exhibition prior to its closing on October 27th.

Throughout time communities and cultures have sent many of their young ones off to sea to find a better life on the other shore. At the other end of a lifetime, the ocean is home to our many rituals of death, both vehicle and destination for the final journey of those we love. With this exhibition we ritually set free the spirit and body of Tomiko Jones’ father, who passed away just days before she arrived in San Francisco to take on a role as Visiting Artist and Curator-in-Residence. 
Deirdre Visser, Curator, The Arts at CIIS

Upon concluding in San Francisco, Jones will take her work to the Kipp Gallery, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Passage : Hatsubon with an open reception November 3 and exhibit conclusion December 8th.

Inspired by end-of-life conversations with her father in the months leading up to his death of how one “travels” to the next destination, this work takes shape as a meditation on spiritual transcendence. Through photographic installation and video projection, “Passage: Hatsubon” weaves together imagery Jones collected in Swissvale, Pennsylvania, the town of her father’s birth; Hawaii, her mother’s home and her father’s final resting place; and California, where her parents met and Jones was born.
Chris McGinnis, Curator, Kipp Gallery

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Preview: En Foco New Works Fellowship Exhibition, Tomiko Jones, The President’s Gallery, John Jay College, CUNY, Mid-Town Mahattan

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 30, 2014 at 5:29 pm
Rattlesnake Lake, 16x20" plantinotype scanned from 4x5" negative image, Tomiko Jones, 2014

Rattlesnake Lake, 16×20″ platinotype scanned from 4×5″ negative image, Tomiko Jones, 2014

En Foco, in conjunction with The President’s gallery, has awarded Tomiko Jones with one of the 17th New Works Photography Fellowships, along with Elva Salinas, Paccarick Orue, Will Wilson, and An Rong Xu. 

Each artist’s work is unique in form. Juror Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant, Educator and Author, states, “Many of the projects asked the viewer to look outward and consider issues from different perspectives, while others invited us to look inside and reconsider who we are as individuals living among others on this planet.”

En Foco’s Executive Director and Editor, Miriam Romais, states: “The magical part of New Works, is to witness the process of creation over many months, as the artists bring their work to fruition. En Foco provides a confluence of tools and resources that nurture and encourage exploration –- we’re a stepping stone, and many times provide the first exposure to great talent that others soon notice, such as LaToya Ruby Frazier, Annu Palakunnatthu Matthew, Ana de Orbegoso or Osamu James Nakagawa.”

En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards is an annual program that awards several U.S. based photographers of Latino, African or Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific, through a free, national call for entries. The program helps artists create or complete an in-depth photographic series exploring themes of their choice, and provides the infrastructure needed for national visibility and a professional exhibition of their new work in the New York area. They are able to hone their craft, gain experience, exposure, funds, an exhibition and photo-related products.

Jones’s exhibit focuses on her concern for clean water in addition to general care and ecological management of public land.  the opening reception  takes place  July 9th, 5-7PM. For those interested, Jones will be in town July 7th – 13th with photography and video portfolios. She can be reached via email, social media or phone.

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