Artist Bio

Amelia Colette Jones

Amelia Colette Jones is originally from North Texas. She moved to St Louis in 2007 and received her Masters in Fine Art from Washington University in 2009. In 2010 she co-founded Sloup, a monthly soup dinner that generates funding for the arts, with Maggie Ginestra, a fellow artist, facilitator, and Sharky. Amelia has shown at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts and Los Caminos in St Louis. 

Curriculum Vitae

2009    MFA in Studio Art at Washington University in St. Louis
2005    BFA in Studio Art at Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX, Cum Laude

2011    52nd City Kick-Ass Award for Achievement for Sloup
2010    Riverfront Times Master Mind Award for Sloup
2009    St Louis Artist Guild Juried Exhibition Award for Recycled Tendencies

2012    Sharky Sings Paul, Front / Space, Kansas City, Missouri                                   2011    Head Over Heels: Sharky’s First Love, Los Caminos. St. Louis, Missouri  
2011    Change Order, Pig Slop St. Louis, Missouri   
2010    This is Where I Have, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri    2009    Recycled Tendencies - juried exhibition, St Louis Artist Guild St. Louis, Missouri   
2009    Runneth Over, CBC High School, St. Louis, Missouri  
2009    MFA Qualifying Exhibition, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
2006    Farewell to Bridge, Bridge Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011    Instructor – Altered Books, Laumeier Sculpture Park St. Louis
2009    Graduate Teaching Assistant – Critical Frameworks, Washington University
2008    Graduate Teaching Assistant – Critical Frameworks, Washington University
2007    Graduate Teaching Assistant – Drawing, 3D Design, Washington University

Professional Experience
2010    Co-founder  / Director, Sloup, St Louis, MO (through 2012)
2008    Technical Printing Assistant, Island Press, Washington University
2005    Technical Printing Assistant, Flat Bed Press, Austin, TX

Invitational Public Lecturing
2011    St. Louis Arts Project Conference
2011    Pecha Kucha Night St. Louis #5

    Southern Graphic Council Archives
    Iowa State University Print Society
    Kansas City Art Institute Printmaking Archives
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Printmaking Archives

Francesca Wilmott, Talk Soup: The Spread of Meal-Based Micro-Grants
          Temporary Art Review April 18, 2011
Melissa Meinzer, Maggie Ginestra and Amelia Colette Jones: 2010 Masterminds
           River Front Times August 25, 2010
David Weinberg, Dinner Parties Help Fund Arts Projects
Marketplace American Public Radio April 19, 2010