Claude Jones Artist Biography
Contemporary printmaker and sculptor
Born, New Zealand. Lives and works in Sydney, Australia.
Claude Jones completed her Diploma of Fine Arts at The National Art School in Sydney before attaining a Master of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts. She has studied visual arts in Australia, Canada and America and is currently a lecturer in the print making department at Sydney College of the Arts.
Claude Jones has had several solo exhibitions, has participated in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has been awarded artist residencies in Canada, North America and Spain. Her work focuses on the creation of peculiar biologies - hybrid and mutant chimeras that reflect our changing biological and psychological relationship to nature. Her prints, drawings and sculptures are represented in public and private collections around the world including Artbank, The Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Rhode Island School of Design in the U.S.A.
She has been the recipient of a number of art awards and grant including the Australia Council for the Arts’ Art Start Grant, the Janet Holmes a Court Artists Grant and the Zelda Steadman Scholarship awarded by Sydney College of the Arts. Claude received second prize in the 2011 Mount Eyre Art Prize and was the winner of the 2011 Moreton Bay Art Prize.
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