Jules Buck Jones

Jules Buck Jones draws, with an acute confidence, graphic fantastical images of hybridized animal forms. Influenced by ecological and biological concerns, Jones creates imagery of bizarre, fantastic happenings in nature using the past, present and future as backdrops; mythology, fact, and fiction as fodder; and the animal kingdom as the vehicle.  

Jones earned his MFA in Painting at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, in 2008 and a BA from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, in 2005. Jones has had artist residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Skowhegan, ME), The Light House Works (Fisher Island, NY), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and AIRIE in the Everglades National Park (Homestead, FL). His work has been exhibited throughout Texas and his native Virginia. He has received commissions from Gensler (Houston, TX), Dell Children’s Hospital (Austin, TX) and the City of Austin, TX. His work is in the permanent collection at The Contemporary Austin. 

Jules Buck Jones; Hand Me My Head (El Lobo), 2017; ink, pencil on paper; 30 x 22 in.
Jules Buck Jones; Hand Me My Head (Myotis), 2017; ink, pencil on paper; 30 x 22 in.
Jules Buck Jones; Confusion Blues, 2017; watercolor, pencils on paper; 30 x 22 in.
Jules Buck Jones; Doom Bloom, 2017; watercolor, pastels, pencils on paper; 30 x 22 in.
Jules Buck Jones; Meat In The Middle, 2017; ink, watercolor, pastels, pencils, collage; 80 x 108 in.
Jules Buck Jones; Nothing Machine, 2017; watercolor, pastel on paper; 30 x 22 in.
Jules Buck Jones; Thing King, 2017; watercolor, pastel, pencil on paper; 30 x 22 in.
Jules Buck Jones; A Chicxulub Minute, 2017; ink, watercolor, pencil, collage on paper; 60 x 40 in.
Jules Buck Jones; Between Two Worlds, 2017; ink,watercolors,pastels,pencils, collage; 60 x 40 in.
Jules Buck Jones; A Green Fire, 2017; watercolor, ink on paper; 30 x 22 in.
Jules Buck Jones; Australopithicus (You Are Marvelous), 2017; watercolor, ink, collage; 30x22 in.
Jules Buck Jones; Man, A Witness of the Flood, 2017; watercolor, ink, pencils, collage; 30 x 22 in.
Jules Buck Jones; Silurian silurian, 2012; mixed media on paper; 24 x 19 in
Jules Buck Jones; No Lemon, No Melon, 2014; ink, watercolor, pencil on paper; 50 x 38 in
Jules Buck Jones; Emu Love Volume, 2014; ink, watercolor, pencil on paper; 50 x 38 in