PHILIP MALLORY JONES (b. 1947)

"Dance for Absent Partners" digital painting by Philip Mallory Jones, a gift from the artist

Philip Mallory Jones has worked with video, film, photography, and writing for artistic, commercial, and scholarly endeavors since 1969, and has incorporated digital media since 1990. His work has been broadcast and exhibited in North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. He was co-founder and Director of Ithaca Video Projects (1971-84), one of the pioneering media arts centers, and Director/Curator of the Annual Ithaca Video Festival (1975-84), the first juried touring collection of video art. In 1989, he curated and premiered ICONO NEGRO: The Black Aesthetic In Video Art, at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Mr. Jones was Artist-In-Residence at the Institute For Studies In The Arts, at Arizona State University, 1991-2000, and the Batza Distinguished Scholar in Art and Art History, at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 2002-03. Mr. Jones is currently the Resident Artist at the Center for African-American Archival Preservation, and Creative Director for Alchemy Media and Marketing, Inc., in Atlanta, GA.

His work has been supported by the American Film Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Smithsonian Institution, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowship Program, the National Black Programming Consortium, the Television Laboratory at WNET/13, the Independent Television Service, Cornell University, Columbia College at Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the American Center in Paris, Arizona State University, The Arizona Commission for the Arts, Colgate University, and others.

Mr. Jones’ art portfolio includes LISSEN HERE! (2004) a book of poetry and photo-collage, plus film animations, video, interactive digital disc-based works, multi-media installations and performances. Mr. Jones has also published fiction and essays, and created sculptures in polyester resin.

Currently, Mr. Jones is designing digital 3D environments, assets and experiences for computer games and other interactive media products, and creating set designs and projection imagery for theater productions.

"Dream of Distant Shores" digital painting by Philip Mallory Jones

Mr. Jones’ academic credentials include the MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University (‘71), and the BA from Beloit College (’69). He was Senior Lecturer, College of Fine Arts, Arizona State University (‘91-’00), and Assistant Professor on the Film/TV/Radio faculties of the State University of New York at Fredonia (‘90), Howard University (‘87-’89), and Ithaca College (‘84-’87).

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