BIO

Jonesy

(b. 1967 Allentown, Pennsylvania)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Jonesy is an artist and filmmaker working in Los Angeles. He studied photography and video at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. In the 90’s he was a member of the queercore band Fagbash in San Francisco which continues to inform his aesthetic. Since 2008, he has been creating films, music, installation and performance. In 2015, Jonesy founded die Kränken after doing research into the large collection of holdings of Southern California Gay Motorcycle Clubs at the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. With a team of collaborators, they have built a body of work around the vast ephemera of these clubs for a 2017 exhibition at the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Jonesy’s work has been screened and shown at the Hammer Museum, Yale University, the REDCAT Theatre, Oberhausen Film Festival, POPA Buenos Aires, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Anthology Film Archives, OUTsider Festival, Outfest Los Angeles, and the British Film Institute.

Education

1991 BFA, Photography, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Solo Exhibitions and Screenings

2019 The Figa: A Herstory of the Catacombs featuring Dr. Gayle Rubin, screening and event, Eagle Bar, Los Angeles, California
IF I COULT TURN BACK TIME
, Morlan Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky
The Figa
, screening and event, Ficken 3000, Berlin, Germany
The Secret Loves of Jesse James, screening curated by Bill Arning, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas
The Figa, screening and event, Underground SF, San Francisco, California
The Figa, screening and event, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, Illinois
Stonewall 50, in collaboration with Jaime C Knight, CAMH, Houston, Texas
2018 Hardcore Home Movies, Jonesy: Friend, Montreal, Canada
The Figa, screening and event, The STUD, San Francisco, California
Jonesy’s PACK, event and exhibition, Klowden Mann, CulverCity, California
AMODA, Sound piece and installation, site specific, Austin, Texas
CUFFS, Dirty Looks On Location, event and installation, Los Angeles, California
2017 die Kränken: Sprayed With Tears, exhibition programing and screening at ONE Archives at USC Libraries
2016 die Kränken: Holiday Bazaar, with Dirty Looks party and screening with accompanying catalogue essay
Hardcore Home Movies, Jonesy: Fiend, Cinema Project, Portland, Oregon
LA/ATX Pocket Expo, visual center piece for the OUTsider festival, Austin, Texas
2015 Yale University Guest and Artist Lecture Series, New Haven, Connecticut
Portrait Series, British Film Institute: Flair, London, United Kingdom
Rose Savage, Rose Wolf, Salvage Theatre, Austin, Texas
Hardcore Home Movies, Jonesy: Fiend Redcat Theater, Los Angeles, California
Hardcore Home Movies, Jonesy: Fiend, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois
2014 Rose Savage, Rose Wolf, Redcat Theater, Los Angeles, California
Portrait Series, Outfest, Platinum, Los Angeles, California
Portrait Series, Film Society Lincoln Center New York, New York
Out of the Strong Come Forth With A Sweetness, Portland Experimental Film Festival, Portland, Oregon
2013 Out of the Strong Come Forth With A Sweetness, Outfest Platinum Screening, Los Angeles, California
Out of the Strong Come Forth With A Sweetness, New Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, New York
Out of the Strong Come Forth With A Sweetness, Polari Film Festival, Austin, Texas
Eagle Rocker, Nada Art Fair, Hudson, New York
Wildblood, Frameline Film Festival, San Francisco, California
Wildblood, Postales Desde, Lugares Familiares y Otros Sitios No Comunes, POPA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jonesy: Dirty looks on Location, Selections of titles in installation
2012 Beauty Must Suffer, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Beauty Must Suffer, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
Beauty Must Suffer, Experimental Film Festival, Portland, Oregan
Wildblood, Polari Film Festival, Austin, Texas
CTRL Group 2, Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, Texas
2011 Wildblood, Plastic Paper Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada
Wildblood, Blue Sunshine Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
Wildblood, Dark Frames Screening, Houston, Texas
Wildblood, Ober hausenInternational Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
2010 Program: The Cut and Paste of Jonesy, International Animation Festival of Sexual Diversity, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Poised and in the Throes, Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2009 Poised and in the Throes, Mix Film Festival, New York, New York
Poised and in the Throes, Image-Nation Festival, Montreal, Canada
Faustus’s Children, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia
Poised and in the Throes, Outfest, Los Angeles, California
Intersections, Oupost Center for Contemporary Art, LosAngeles, California
Screwball Asses, a group show curated by David Jones and Hedi El Kholti, The Company, Los Angeles, California
2008 Fabricated Artifictions and other Costume-Based Works, Highways, Santa Monica, California
Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Under the Influence, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NewYork
Heartworks, ICEBOX, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Faustus’s Children, New York Underground Film Festival, New York, New York

Fellowships and Awards

2019 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, Vermont

Bibliography

2020 Campbell, Andy, “Bound Together: Leather, Sex, Archives and Contemporary Art,” 1st Ed., Manchester University Press, February 18.
2019 O’Callaghan, Paul, “Viva La Figa!“, Exberliner, April 18.
Kurzdoku, Eine, “Fisten: Eine Sexpraktik Von Schwulen Und Lesben!“, Siegessäule, April 17.
Pearson, Jesse, “A history of L.A.’s gay bar scene, told in matchbooks“, Los Angeles Times, February 1.
2018 Campbell, Andy, “Pack Mentality“, Artforum, October 24.
2017 Duncan, Thomas, “Die Kränken at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives“, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, March 15.
Stromberg, Matt, “An Exhibition Mines the History of SoCal’s Gay Motorcycle Clubs“, Hyperallergic, February 9.

 

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