Paris — New York

Samuel Levi Jones


Born in Marion, Indiana, in 1978. He lives and works currently in Chicago and Indianapolis, USA.


At first glance, the work of Samuel Levi Jones appears to be steeped in the tradition of constructivist or at least orthogonal abstract painting. A variety of coloured rectangular surfaces join and overlap to form a dynamic ensemble. And yet, these are not paintings, but groupings and collages of fragments of fabric that the artist has chosen and stitched together. These fragments come from a deconstruction, a pillage.  Jones meticulously skins the bindings of outdated books which are supposed to assert their authority in their field: medicine, history, law. He also makes use of materials from other domains, such as American sport.

Selected exhibitions

  • 2020
    • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, États-Unis
    • El Espacio 23, Miami, États-Unis
  • 2019
    • Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, États-Unis
    • Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, New York, États-Unis
    • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, États-Unis
    • Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, États-Unis
    • Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris , France
    • Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago, États-Unis
  • 2018
    • International Print Center New York, New York, États-Unis
    • Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Etats-Unis
    • Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, Etats-Unis
  • 2017
    • Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Etats-Unis
    • Rubell Family Collection, Miami, États-Unis
    • Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, Etats-Unis
    • Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, Etats-Unis
  • 2016
    • Ronchini Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
    • Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, Etats-Unis
    • Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, Etats-Unis
    • California African American Museum, Los Angeles, Etats-Unis
    • Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, Espagne
    • Galerie Lelong, New York, États-Unis
      • Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Etats-Unis
      • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Etats-Unis
      • Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Etats-Unis
      • Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Etats-Unis
      • Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Etats-Unis
      • Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Etats-Unis
      • de Young Museum, San Francisco, Etats-Unis
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, Etats-Unis
      • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Etats-Unis

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