Michelle Jones, a native of central Mississippi, received her BFA in painting from the University of Mississippi in 2003 and her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2005. Recent solo exhibitions include Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Kentuck Art Center, and the Amelia Center. Jones was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship for 2024 by the Alabama Council on the Arts.

After a decade in Boston, Jones returned to the South and now resides in Mobile, AL. The landscape along the Gulf Coast is a bit like living in the jungle and is a direct influence on her most recent work. Her paintings and mixed media installations are an invitation to revel in the excess and looming terror of nature itself. 

I Burned the City, (bad mother)

self portrait

gouache and acrylic on paper


March 12, 2019