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Virtual | Artist Talk with Nneka Jones

March 22 | 1:00 pm

Artwork by Nneka Jones
10am PT / 11am MT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET
Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with contemporary multidisciplinary artist Nneka Jones.

Headshot of Nneka JonesGrowing up in Trinidad and Tobago was one of the main factors that has molded Nneka Jones into the artist she is today. Her astounding love for color and special attention to detail, as influenced by her culture, have always been prominent throughout her artistic journey. She enjoys working in mixed media, embroidery, textiles, and paint, exploring both large-scale mural work and small-scale intimate pieces. Through her practice, she produces thought-provoking artwork that comments on social and environmental injustice, strongly advocating for the protection of women and girls of color. These are often topics that as a society, we feel uncomfortable addressing but are necessary to view head on for a positive change.

Since graduating from the University of Tampa in May 2020, Jones’ work has caught the eyes of art directors in top publications like TIME, where she was commissioned to produce the hand embroidered flag that appears on the August 31st/September 7th 2020 issue. She was also commissioned by the Washington Post to capture the history made by Vice President Kamala Harris and even appeared as a keynote speaker for Adobe MAX; emphasizing the importance of art as a vehicle for activism.

Jones’ unique hand embroidery work has been featured in Colossal magazine, The Jealous Curator blog, The American Craft Council, Embroidery Mag UK, and Domestika. With work in the permanent collections of the Florida Craft Art Gallery, Ferman Art Center, and Tampa Museum of Art, Jones continues to broaden her professional practice and break barriers at an early stage in her a career as an inspiration to other young, aspiring artists.

We hope you’ll join us to hear more from this incredible, trailblazing artist!

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  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • All Other ArtTable Members – $10
  • Non-Members – $20
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Images: Nneka Jones, Colorblind Shooting Range, 2019, hand embroidery on canvas; courtesy of the artist. / Headshot courtesy of the artist.

Images have been provided specifically for ArtTable’s use and are prohibited to be used, reproduced or redistributed without written permission from the artist.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

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March 22
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