Biography

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FAY JONES

Born: 1936, Boston, MA
Lives and works in Seattle, WA

Education

1957          B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Awards

 2013:  The Joan Mitchell Foundation: 2013 Painters & Sculptors Grant (cash award)
2006:  PONCHO Artist of the Year Award, PONCHO, Seattle, WA
2005: Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
1993:  Selected Artist, Limited Edition Print and Poster, ArtFair Seattle
1993:  Artist in Residence, Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend, WA
1992:  Printmaking Residency, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
1992:  Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1990: National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship Grant
1989: Artist Trust/La Napoule Art Foundation Grant, Artist in Residence, La Napoule, France
1987:  Artist in Residence, Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend, WA
1984: Individual Fellowship Grant, Washington State Arts Commission
1983: National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship Grant

One-Person Exhibitions

2016                 James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA (upcoming)
2015                 The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2014                 “Arte de los Encuentros,” Casa Latina, Seattle, WA
2013                 Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012                 The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2011                 “Robert Jones & Fay Jones: Paintings and Prints,” Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensburg, WA
                          Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010                 The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2009                 Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008                 Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007                 The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2006-2007          “Fay Jones: Painted Fictions,” Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
2005                 Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004                 The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
                        Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002                 The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2000                 Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999                 The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
                        Salt Lake City Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
                        Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
1998                 Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA
                        Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
1997                 “Drawings,” Kimura Art Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
                        The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
                        Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996-1997          “Fay Jones: A 20 Year Retrospective,” Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; Washington State University,     Pullman, WA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1996                 Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
1994                 The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1993                 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992                 Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
                        The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1991                 Shoshona Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990                 Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, WA
                        Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989                 Shoshona Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988                 The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1987                 Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA
                        Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1986                 Shoshona Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985                 “Documents Northwest Series: Fay Jones,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
                        Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR
                        Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1984                 Wentz Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
1983                 Brunswick Gallery, Missoula, MT
                        Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1981                 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1980                 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1979                 Viking Union Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
1978                 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1976                 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1974                 Tacoma Art Museum, WA
1973                 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1970                 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibitions

 2015
“Tunnel of Silence,” James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2014-2015
“In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy,” Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2014
“A Contemporary Bestiary,” Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
“Ink This! Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest,” Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2013
“First Light: Regional Group Exhibition,” Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, WA
“Creating the New Northwest: Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection,” Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
“Living Legacies: JSMA at 80,” Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2012-2013
“Best of the Northwest: Selected Paintings from the Collection,” Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2012
“Provenance: In Honor of Arlene Schnitzer,” Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
“Another Path: Prints from Centrum’s Artists in Residence Program,” Max Grover Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2011
“25th Anniversary Gallery Group Show,” The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
“Flora and Fine Arts,” Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
“Seattle as Collector: Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Turns 40,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
“Washington Art Consortium: Safeco Insurance Collection of Northwest Art on Paper,” The Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
“Playing the Print: Work from the Collection of Master Printer, Marcia Bartholme,” Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
2010
“On the Edge: Pacific Northwest Art from the Permanent Collection,” Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
“Sketchbook Drawings,” Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Show of Hands: Northwest Women Artists 1880-2010,” Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2009-2010
“A Concise History of Northwest Art,” Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2009
The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2008
“The Collector’s Eye: Contemporary Art from the Leo Michelson Collection,” Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
“NO JOKE: Selections from the Pruzan Collection,” Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
“Northwest Masters Portable Works,” Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, WA
The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2007-2008
“Women’s Work: Contemporary Women Printmakers from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation,” Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
2007
“The Heroes Show,” Olympia, WA
The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2006-2007
“Building Tradition: Contemporary Northwest Art from the Tacoma Art Museum,” traveling exhibition, presented at the Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
2006
Two Person Show with Robert Jones, Casa Museo Gene Byron,” Guanajuato, Mexico
  “20th Anniversary Group Show,” The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2005
“Partners: Considerations Rather Than Constraints,” Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
Micthelli’s Bar: Mitchelli’s Artist Series Red Wine Labels
“Past Present,” Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
2004
Meyerhoff Gallery, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2003
Hauberg Fellows Exhibition, COCA, Seattle, WA
Jacob Lawrence Gallery, School of Art, University of WA, Seattle, WA
The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2002
“Northwest Masters,” City Space, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
“Les Fables de Fontaine,” Institut Americain Universitaire, Aix-en-Provence, France
Space of Temple University, Rome, Italy
The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2001
“The Beta Press Collection: A Decade in the Northwest,” Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
“15th Anniversary Group Show,” The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
“Art about Art,” Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
2000
The Ellwood Collection, Bank of America Gallery, Seattle, WA
1998
“A Generation Apart,” Sun Valley Center Gallery, Ketchum, ID
“Signs of Spring,” Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
“Local Press,” Works by Contemporary NW Women Printmakers, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA
“Prints and Drawings,” The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1997
“Safeco Collects: Northwest Art 1976-1977,” Jundt Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
“Curatorial Choice: A Northwest Survey,” Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
1995
“Ex Libris,” Fisher Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
“Carved and Incised: Contemporary Block Prints,” Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
“Washington: 100 Years, 100 Paintings,” Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
“The Curatorial Eye of James Archer,” Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
1994
“Tacoma Art Museum: Selections from the Northwest Collection,” Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA
 The Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR
1993-1994
“Time Away,” Tacoma Art Museum, WA
1993
“Tribute, In Remembrance of Dr. William Sawyer, 1920-1993,” William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“The Art of Microsoft,” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
 Two Person Show, Confluence Gallery, Twisp Community Gallery, Twisp, WA
“Northwest Art: A Narrative/Figurative View,” Valley Museum of NW Art, La Conner, WA
“Art Works for Aids,” Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle, WA
“Annual Works of Heart Exhibition,” Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
“Seattle x 8: New Work,” Seattle Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
“XX: An Exhibition on the Occasion of the Women’s Caucus for Art National Conference,”
Francine Seders Gallery II, Seattle, WA
1992-1993
Portland Art Museum, OR
1992
“Northwest Tales: Contemporary Narrative Painting,” Anchorage Museum of History and Art,
Anchorage, AK
“Water Works,” US West New Vector Group, Bellevue, WA
“Multiples, Who We Are: Autobiographies in Art,” Rotunda of the State Capitol, Olympia, WA
“It Figures, The Human Image in Art,” Index Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
“Annual Works of Heart Exhibition,” Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
1991
“1991 National Governors’ Association Annual Meeting Exhibition,” Washington State
Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA
“Celebrations & Ceremonies,” Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Annual Works of Heart Exhibition,” Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
1990
“Bumbershoot Turns 20,” Bumbershoot, The Seattle Arts Festival, WA
“Views and Visions in the Pacific Northwest,” Seattle Art Museum, WA
“Northwest by Southwest: Painted Fictions,” Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
“Art Works for Aids,” Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle, WA
1989
“Two Perspectives: Fay Jones and Elizabeth Sandvig,” Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
“Six Northwest Women Artists,” Willamette University, Salem, OR
1988
“Celebration: Especially for Children,” Bellevue Art Museum, WA
“Contemporary Survey: A Visible Presence in the Northwest,” Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Seattle, WA
“Works on Paper,” William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987
“Focus Seattle,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
“Masks: A Contemporary Perspective,” Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
“Private Vision/Public Spaces,” Bellevue Museum of Art, Bellevue, WA
1986
“A Special Premiere Exhibition,” The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
“Northwest Impressions: Works on Paper,” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“The Artists and Art Forms,” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“10/40 Anniversary Exhibition,” Bellevue Art Museum, WA
“Figure: Narrative,” Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
1985
“Figuration: New Image,” invitational exhibition, Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
“Seattle Painting 1925-1985,” Bumberbiennial, Seattle, WA
1984
“Strange: Invitational,” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“36th Annual Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Purchase Exhibition,” New York, NY
“Northwest Art from Corporate Collections,” Waterfront Park, Seattle, WA
1983
“Contemporary Seattle Art of the 1980’s,” Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
“Bumberbiennial,” Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center, WA
“Outside New York/Seattle,” The New Museum, New York, NY
 Two Person Show, Seattle Pacific University,Seattle, WA
1982
“Three from Seattle,” William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Woman and the Environment,” Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
“Artworks: Seattle,” Bumbershoot Festival ‘82, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
“Introductions ‘82,” Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
“Ten Northwest Women Artists,” University of Washington, Women’s Information Center, Seattle, WA
“Pacific Northwest Drawing Perspectives,” Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
“Northwest Collections,” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1981
“A Woman’s Place,” John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
“Seattle x 8,” Open Space Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Seattle Drawings: An Invitational Exhibit,” Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
“The Mind’s Eye: Expressionism,” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“Invitational Group Exhibition,” Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA
1980
“The Artist as Magus,” The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, CA
“Northwest Artists: A Review,” Seattle Art Museum, WA
Three Person Show, Olympic College, Bremerton, WA
1979
“Governor’s Invitational,” State Capitol Museum, Olympia, WA
“Washington Open,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
“Contemporary Art From Washington,” Cranberry World Visitors Center, Plymouth, WA
1978
“Northwest Collectibles,” Weyerhauser Headquarters, Federal Way, WA, Presented by the Seattle Art Museum
“The City Selects II,” Seattle Arts Commission 1% for Art Program, Seattle, WA
1977
Two Person Show, Adlai Stevenson College Library, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
“Northwest ‘77,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
“Seattle Walls Project,” Seattle Arts Commission, WA
1976
“Women in the Arts,” Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
1973
“Landscape Elements,” Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1972
“Survivors 1972,” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“Five in May,” Ellensburg Community Gallery, WA
“Symbols and Images,” American Federation of Arts Traveling Exhibition
1970
 “Symbols and Images,” American Federation of Arts Traveling Exhibition

Commissions

Bumbershoot Festival Poster, City of Seattle, WA Earshot Jazz Festival Poster
Seafirst Bank, Seattle, WA
Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA Seattle Artsfund Poster, Seattle, WA Seattle Bookfest Poster, Seattle, WA
Seattle Public Market, 100th Anniversary Poster, Seattle, WA Seattle Walls Project, Seattle, WA
US West New Vector Group poster and lithograph, Bellevue, WA Westlake Station Mural, Metro Transit, Seattle, WA

 

Collections

Anderson Properties, Portland, OR Ater Wynn LLP, Portland, OR
Atwater Place, Thomas Hacker Architects, Portland, OR Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Boise State University, Boise, ID
Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane, WA Davis Wright Tremaine, Portland, OR
Elwood Collection, Bank of America Gallery, Seattle, WA Foster Pepper & Shefelman, Seattle, WA
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR Harsch Investments, Portland, OR
Hotel Lucia, Portland, OR Jo Bar, Portland, OR
Jones, Grey, and Baley, Bellevue, WA
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
Lattice Semiconductor, Hillsboro, OR Leimer Cross Design, Seattle, WA Lorig and Associates, Seattle, WA Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Municipal Collection of the City of Seattle, WA Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Perkins Coie LLP, Portland, OR Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR Psychoanalytic Institute, Seattle, WA
Reed, McClure, Moceri and Thonn, Seattle, WA Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs 2007 SPU NW Master’s Direct Purchase
Seattle Opera House, Seattle, WA
Stoel, Rives, Boley, Jones and Grey, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Vesti Corporation, Boston, MA
Washington Schools Art Collection; Washington State Arts Commission
The Westin Hotel, Portland, OR
Women Health Care Clinic, Inc., Seattle, WA

Related Experience

 2002                 Pilchuck School, John Hauberg Fellowship, Stanwood, WA
2000                 Pilchuck School Artist in Residence, Stanwood, WA
1993                 Centrum, Printmaking Residency, Fort Worden, WA
1992                 Pilchuck School, Printmaking Residency, Stanwood, WA
                          University of Nebraska at Omaha, Printmaking Residency, Omaha, NE
1987                 Centrum, Printmaking Residency, Fort Worden, WA
1985-1987          Cornish College of the Arts, Teaching Faculty, Seattle, WA
1976-1978          Factory of Visual Arts, Teaching Faculty, Seattle, WA
                            La Napoule Art Foundation, Painting Residency, La Napoule, France

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