Philip Mallory Jones has worked with video, audio, film, photography, and writing for artistic, commercial, and scholarly endeavors since 1969, and has incorporated digital media since 1990. His current work includes designing new forms of immersive experience and learning environments using video game engines, synthetic worlds, stage performance, and augmented reality.
Mr. Jones is co-founder and Creative Director for Alchemy Media Publishing, Inc., Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL. (2002 – present). His most recent academic position was Resident Artist at the Aesthetic Technologies Lab, College of Fine Arts, The Ohio University (2006 – 2010).
Mr. Jones was co-founder and Director of Ithaca Video Projects (1971-85), one of the pioneering media arts centers, and Director/Curator of the Annual Ithaca Video Festival (1974-83), the first juried touring collection of video art.
His work has been broadcast and exhibited in North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. In 1989, he was Curator of ICONO NEGRO: The Black Aesthetic In Video Art, at the Long Beach Museum of Art. In 2001, he received the National Black Programming Consortium “Prized Pieces” award for The Negro Ensemble Company interactive CD-ROM. In 2002, Mr. Jones received the Arizona Governor’s Award in the Arts, for his digital paintings. Mr. Jones has been an invited presenter at the International Film Seminars’ Flaherty Conference in 2001, 1989, and 1986. He has been an invited presenter at The National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA, in 2014, 2002, 2000, and 1990. His major museum exhibitions include The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Mr. Jones’ work has been supported by the College of Fine Arts, and the Russ College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, The Ohio University (2006 -10); Rockefeller International Media Arts Fellowship (2004, 1995); Arizona Commission on the Arts (2002); Columbia College at Chicago (2001); Arizona State University Public Events (1998); National Black Programming Consortium (1994); Independent Television Service (1993,1981); Ford Foundation (1993); National Endowment for the Arts (1992); New York State Council on the Arts (1991); Whitney Museum of American Art (1991); American Center in Paris (1991); Bohen Foundation (1991); Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowship (1991); Smithsonian Institution Experimental Gallery (1991); Television Laboratory at WNET/13 (1979,1975); Corporation for Public Broadcasting (1979); American Film Institute (1976); National Endowment for the Arts (1973–1984); New York State Council on the Arts (1972–1984); Creative Artists Public Service Program (1972, 1974).
Mr. Jones has engaged in developing online curriculum for The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Arizona State Department of Education, and other agencies. He has been commissioned to create 3D architectural and terrain visualizations for The Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission, Chicago, IL, and commercial clients.
Mr. Jones’ art portfolio includes computer game designs, theatrical projection designs, a limited edition book of poetry and photo-collage, film animations, broadcast video, interactive digital disc-based works, multimedia installations and performances. Mr. Jones has also published fiction and essays, created sculptures in acrylic plastics and airborne kinetic forms (kites), and studied drumming as ritual practice.
Mr. Jones’ academic credentials include the MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University (1971), and the BA (English Composition) from Beloit College (1969).
His previous academic appointments include Resident Artist in The Aesthetic Technologies Lab, College of Fine Arts, The Ohio University (2006-10); the Batza Distinguished Scholar in Art and Art History, Colgate University, 2002-03; Resident Artist at the Institute For Studies In The Arts, and Senior Lecturer, College of Fine Arts, Arizona State University (1991-2000); and Assistant Professor on the Film/Television faculties of the State University of New York at Fredonia (1990-91), Howard University (1987-1989), and Ithaca College (1984-1987).
MEDIA ART PORTFOLIO:
2015 Dateline: Bronzeville, computer game design, and direction (work-in-progress)
2015 The Vo-Du Macbeth, theatrical projection design for dance/music/media performance. Premiere at Essence Jazz Festival, New Orleans, LA, July, 2015
2014 Doxology Ringshout, theatrical projection design for dance/music/media performance. Premiere at National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA, September, 2014
2012- Time Machine: Bronzeville & The Chicago Renaissance, augmented reality gallery installation, and immersive web experience (work-in-progress)
2011- Idlewild, The Black Eden of Michigan, a comprehensive interactive immersive web site on the 100 year history of this community (work-in-progress)
2010- Bronzeville Etudes & Riffs, an immersive graphic novel (work-in-progress)
2008 Black Entrepreneurs of the 18th & 19th Centuries, gallery installation in Second Life, commissioned by the Federal Reserve Bank, Boston
2007 In The Sweet Bye & Bye, an immersive memoir in Second Life
2004 Lissen Here!, collaborative book with Dorothy Mallory Jones
2003 Center for African-American Archival Preservation DVD
2002 Alchemy Media CD-ROM
2002-04 Vo-Du Macbeth Opera, production design and 3D modeling
2002 Digital Painting Portfolio
2001 Doxology Opera, production design and 3D modeling
1999 Journeys, 3D virtual installation design
1997 Orisha Series, digital paintings
1997 Drummin’, theatrical projection design for music/dance/media performance concert, Lincoln Theater, Miami Beach
1997 The Negro Ensemble Company, interactive CD-ROM
1996 First World Order Project, interactive CD-ROM
1996 First World Order Project, web site
1994 First World Order, (27 min.) broadcast video
1992 Paradigm Shift, (1 min.) broadcast video. Permanent collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
1991 Mask (5 min.), 3-channel video installation
1989 Dreamkeeper (5 min.) 3-channel video installation
1989 Wassa, (3 min.) broadcast and gallery video (U.S. and West Africa)
1989 Jembe, (3 min.) gallery video. Permanent collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
1988 Footprints (5 min.), 3-channel video installation
1986 Ghosts & Demons (5 min.), 4-channel video installation
What Goes Around/Comes Around (3 min.) animation
1985 Jones, Hammons, Jones, at JUST ABOVE MIDTOWN (JAM). Collaborative performance with David Hammons and Bill T. Jones
1981-6 Sculpture with acrylic plastics, and airborne kinetic forms (kites).
1981 Soldiers of a Recent and Forgotten War, (26 min.), PBS broadcast.
1980 Extra Rooms, (20 min.), PBS broadcast and gallery video.
1979 Black/White and Married (26 min.), PBS broadcast video.
1978 In The Pictures (27 min.), PBS broadcast and gallery video.
1977 Jan: Take 2 (20 min.), PBS broadcast and gallery video.
1976 The Trouble I’ve Seen (10 min.), PBS broadcast and gallery video.
1976 No Crystal Stair (20 min.), PBS broadcast and gallery video. Permanent collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.
1975 Beyond The Mountains/More Mountains (10 min.), gallery video.
1973 St. Louis Blues Videomation (10 min.), gallery video.
Tides (3 min) 16mm animated film.
1972 Omen (3 min) 16mm animated film.
1971 III (10 min.) video, MFA thesis, Cornell University Graduate School.
1970 Star Garden (3 min) 16mm animated film.
EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS: (partial)
2016 Rebuild Foundation, Chicago, solo exhibition of Dateline: Bronzeville, lecture, and workshops.
2016 Signal to Code: 50 Years of Media Art in the Rose Goldsen Archive, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Screening of First World ………………………Order and other work.
2015 The Vo-Du Macbeth, performance series at Basin Street Station, NOLA.
2015 Visual Studies Workshop and SUNY at Brockport, Resident Artist and presentation of work-in-progress, Dateline: Bronzeville and ………………………Time Machine: Bronzeville and The Chicago Renaissance.
2015 Loyola University Chicago, School of Communications: solo exhibition of work-in-progress, Dateline: Bronzeville and ……………………….Time Machine: Bronzeville and The Chicago Renaissance. http://www.luc.edu/soc/stories/archive/bronzevilleexhibit.shtml
2014 Black Aesthetics and African Centered Cultural Expressions: Sacred Systems in the Nexus Between Cultural Studies, Religion and ……………………….Philosophy. NEH Summer Institute, invited presenter.
2012 UNESCO Conference on New Media, Brussels, Belgium.
2011 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca, NY, invited presenter.
2011 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, guest lecture.
2011 Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach 1974-1999, Long Beach Museum of Art, group show.
2010 THINK TANK – 2010 and Beyond / “New Directions in African American Art: Transformative Aesthetic Curriculum
…………………….Design”, at Maryland Institute College of Art, invited presenter.
2010 Through The Virtual Looking Glass, In The Sweet Bye & Bye: An Immersive Memoir in dual-world/multi site exhibition, at
Harbor Gallery, Boston, MA, Brazil, France, Germany, Australia, and Second Life.
2009 TRANSFORMATIONS: New Directions in Black Art, speaker, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2009 Trotter Institute, Boston University, In The Sweet Bye & Bye: An Immersive Memoir.
2009 Mardi Gras Conference, Center for Computation & Technology, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA.
2008 Second Life, Black Entrepreneurs of the 18th & 19th Centuries, installation for Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
2007 Second Life, In The Sweet Bye & Bye: An Immersive Memoir, synthetic world installation, Ohio University SL Campus.
2007 SIGGRAPH International Digital Art and Animation Conference, Artist-In-Residence, Art Gallery Exhibitor, Speaker.
2007 Visualizing Africa/Performing Africa Conference, Ohio U. presentation of In The Sweet Bye & Bye: An Immersive Memoir.
2007 DEFRAG Ohio Conference, presentation on on-line development.
2007 Baker University Center, Ohio University, exhibition of In The Sweet Bye & Bye: An Immersive Memoir work-in-progress.
2007 Minnesota Center for Book Arts Invitational, Lissen Here!.
2007 African Art & Culture Conference, Ohio University, solo exhibition of In The Sweet Bye & Bye, Lissen Here!, and First World Order.
2006 Arizona State University West Library, Lissen Here! in the Permanent Collection.
2006 Aesthetic Technologies Lab, College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, solo exhibition of In The Sweet Bye & Bye (work-in-progress).
2006 Mid-America Print Council Conference, Ohio University, presentation of digital painting portfolio.
2006 Interdisciplinary Art & Performance Gallery, Arizona State University West, Phoenix, AZ, solo exhibition.
2005 Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery, print in Permanent Collection.
2004 Penn State University Art Gallery, exhibition of visual design elements for The Vo-Du Macbeth Opera.
2003 Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, solo exhibition of digital paintings, video/animations, interactive media.
2003 Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, solo presentation.
2003 Contemporary Media Art at the Fenimore Museum, Cooperstown, NY, digital paintings in group show.
2003 Emergency at the Substation, Ltd., Singapore, digital paintings and video in group show.
2003 Visual Studies Symposium, Cornell University, presentation of digital paintings.
2002 Edison Theater, Washington University, St. Louis
The Vo-Du Macbeth Opera (work-in-progress).
2002 National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA,
The Vo-Du Macbeth Opera (work-in-progress).
2002 @ Central Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, solo exhibition of digital paintings.
2002 St. Francis University, St. Louis, MO, Zero’s & One’s Show, digital paintings in group exhibition.
2001 The Robert Flaherty International Film Seminar, “Mirrors & Smoke” interactive media project.
2001–2 Race In Digital Space, MIT, UC Santa Clara, NYU, Studio Museum in Harlem, video/animations in group exhibition.
2000 National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA, “Negro Ensemble Company” interactive media project.
2000 Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, VIDEO ART 2000,
1998 Digital Multiculturalism, panel at Ohio University Film Festival. presentation of “Mirrors & Smoke”, interactive media.
1998 Radikale Software Conference, Netherlands, presentation of “Negro Ensemble Company” interactive media project.
1998 Lincoln Theater, Miami Beach, FL, “Drummin’”, dance/music/media collaboration with Bebe Miller (choreographer) and Tania Leon (composer/conductor), and New World Symphony Orchestra.
1997 Blackside, Inc., Boston, MA, presentation on digital media.
1997 National Alliance for Media Art & Culture, San Francisco, presentation of “Negro Ensemble Company” interactive media project.
1996 California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, CA, presentation of multi–channel video installation art.
1996 National Alliance for Media Art & Culture, presentation on “First World Order” video.
1996 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, S.F., CA, presentation on “First World Order” video.
1996 Rice University, exhibition of “First World Order” video.
1994-5 PBS broadcast, “First World Order”.
1993 Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany,
exhibition of “Wassa”, “Paradigm Shift”, and video installation.
1992 PBS broadcast, Canal Plus broadcast, “Paradigm Shift”.
1991 Experimental Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, “Footprints”, “Dream Keeper”, “Mask” multi-channel video installations.
1991 College Art Association, presentation on “ICONO-NEGRO” The African-American Aesthetic in Video Art.
1990 The Brooklyn Museum of Art, retrospective exhibition of video and animation.
1990 National Black Arts Festival, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, presentation on “Icono Negro: The Black Aesthetic in Video Art”.
1990 The Decade Show, Studio Museum in Harlem, “Wassa”, “Jembe”, Paradigm Shift” video & animations in group show.
1989 Long Beach Museum of Art, Guest Curator, “ICONO NEGRO: The Black Aesthetic In Video Art”.
1989 The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, presentation on “ICONO-NEGRO” The African-American Aesthetic in Video Art.
1989 Washington Project for the Arts, The Blues Aesthetic, multi-channel video installations in a group exhibition.
1989 The Robert Flaherty International Film Seminar, presentation of multi-channel video installation.
1987 Vietnam Show, Washington Project for the Arts, “Soldiers Of A Recent and Forgotten War” video in a group exhibition.
1986 The Robert Flaherty International Film Seminar, presentation of “Ghosts & Demons”, multi-channel video installation.
1985 The American Center in Paris, Paris, France, presentation of Annual Ithaca Video Festival.
1981 Public Television broadcast, Soldiers of a Recent and Forgotten War.
1980 Public Television broadcast, Extra Rooms.
1979 Public Television broadcast, Black/White & Married.
1978 Public Television broadcast, In The Pictures.
1977 Public Television broadcast, Jan: Take 2.
1976 Public Television broadcast, The Trouble I’ve Seen.
1975 Public Television broadcast, No Crystal Stair.
1973 Philadelphia Black Film Festival, Omen, 16mm animation.
2006-10 Ohio University, Athens, OH, Resident Artist, Aesthetic Technologies Lab, College of Fine Arts.
Course (grad): Being, Meaning, and Intention: Investigations in art history, cultural practice, and philosophy.
Solo Exhibition: In The Sweet Bye & Bye: An Immersive Memoir.
2002-3 Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, Batza Distinguished Scholar in Art &
Art History, Dept of Art & Art History.
Courses: History & Theory of Cinema, Video Art Production I, Video Art Production II, Video Art Independent Study
Solo Exhibition: FOOTPRINTS – Media Art by Philip Mallory Jones, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University.
1991-0 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Artist-In-Residence, Institute for
Studies in the Arts, and Senior Lecturer, College of Fine Arts.
Mirrors & Smoke: An Interactive Performance in Virtual Place A disc-based interactive performance, integrating 3D animation & dance. A collaboration with Ralph Lemon, dance/choreography, and Katherine Milton, interactive design.
Journeys 3D virtual model for a gallery installation.
The Negro Ensemble Company Interactive CD-ROM documentary.
First World Order Video exploration of the world-wide African Diaspora. Public television broadcast, and web site.
Paradigm Shift Video animation. Broadcast on public television in the U.S. and France. Commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, the American Center in Paris, France, and the Bohen Foundation.
1990-1 New York State University at Fredonia, NY, Assistant Professor,
Dept of Communications
Courses: Introduction to Image and Sound, History of Video Art, Media Criticism, Television Production I
1987-9 Howard University, Washington, D.C., Assistant Professor,
Dept of Television, Radio, Film, School of Communications
Courses: Screenplay Writing (grad), History of African-American Cinema, Television Production I
1984-7 Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, Assistant Professor,
Dept of Television and Radio, School of Communications
Courses: Television/Radio Production I, Television/Radio Production II, Television Directing, Video Field Production
2015 Africana Studies Dept., University of Arizona, development of on-line teaching/learning environment.
2011 Arizona Department of Education, K-12 curriculum development
for use in synthetic worlds
2011 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Department of Learning & Innovation, curriculum development
2011 3rd Sun Solar, Inc., 3D architectural visualization
2010 Herb Alpert Foundation, Alpert Award in the Arts panelist
2006 Herb Alpert Foundation, Alpert Award in the Arts panelist
1998-0 Rockefeller Foundation, Media Art Fellowship nominator
1996 Rockefeller Foundation/MacArthur Foundation, Media Art Fellowship panelist
1994 American Film Institute, Media Art Fellowship nominator
1993 Phoenix Arts Commission, Fellowship panelist
1990 International Center for Photography, consultant
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, consultant
1988 World Institute for Black Communications, consultant
1984-6 New York State Dept of Education, consultant
1980 Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Series Production grants panelist
1979 Artists’ Foundation of Boston, grants panelist
Television Laboratory/WNET, grants panelist
New York State Council on the Arts, Media Art Center grants panelist
National Endowment for the Arts, Media Art grants panelist; 1975-76, Electronic Arts Intermix, grant panelist;
1973/5 Creative Artists Public Service Program, grant s panelist