King Street Gallery on William

James Jones

Figurative painter James Jones was born in Goulburn, NSW in 1963. James graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy Major), from Macquarie University in 1986, and then again with a Diploma of Art (Painting) from National Art School in 1990. In 1994, James was awarded an artist residency at Cite` Internationale des Arts, in Paris.

He has exhibited work regularly since 1990; James has had nine solo exhibitions with King Street since joining the gallery in 2000. His paintings have been included in many prominent Australian prizes including the Gruner Art Prize for Landscape Painting AGNSW, the Winsor & Newton Australian Art prize, and the NSW Parliament en Plein Air prize. Most recently, James has been selected as a finalist in the Korean-Australian Art Foundation award, exhibiting in 2020.

Also, his paintings feature in numerous institutional collections such as the Allens collection, Macquarie Bank, Sydney, News Corporation Australia and Winsor & Newton, UK.

James’ work is rendered in lyrical abstraction that looks to the Australian urban and rural landscape for inspiration. He also draws creativity from the folly of contemporary society. James currently lives and works in Sydney.

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions [selected]

2018
Concussed King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2015
Taceo King Street Gallery on William

2013
Nuance King Street Gallery on William

2011
Moments King Street Gallery on William

2008
Free King Street Gallery on William

2006
Echo king street gallery on burton, Sydney

2004
Pieces king street gallery on burton

2002
Gypsy king street gallery on burton

2000
E’lan king street gallery on burton

1998
Fractured Coventry Gallery, Sydney

1997
Taste Coventry Gallery

1996
Vehicles of the Epoch Coventry Gallery

1993
Levellers Coventry Gallery

1991
Place Coventry Gallery

Group exhibitions [selected]

2019
Inside/Outside King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2016
End of Year Exhibition King Street Gallery on William

2015
NSW Parliament plein air Painting Prize NSW Parliament House, Sydney

2014
David Floyd’s Paint Box King Street Gallery on William

2013
Last but not least King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Looking forward King Street Gallery on William

2012
Stand up close [remembering Ron Lambert] Wollongong City Gallery, NSW
NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize NSW Parliament House, Sydney
Lyricism [the abstract in art] King Street Gallery on William
Waverley Art Prize Waverley Art Centre, Sydney
Packsaddle New England Regional Art Museum, NSW

2011
Artist’s artists Benalla Regional Gallery, Vic

2010
Packsaddle New England Regional Gallery
Everything and nothing King Street Gallery on William
NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize NSW Parliament House
MacBank [Noosa long weekend] Noosa Regional Gallery, NSW

2006
The Blake Prize Salon Des Refuse, Sydney

2005
Waverley Art Prize Waverley Art Centre
Sceggs redlands Art Prize Mosman Regional Gallery, Sydney
Last show of the year king street gallery on burton, Sydney

2004
Last show of the year king street gallery on burton

2003
King Street Gallery at Span Galleries Span Galleries, Melbourne
king street gallery on burton

2002
King Street Gallery at Span Galleries Span Galleries

2001
Monochromatic king street gallery on burton
Last show of the year king street gallery on burton
Packsaddle New England Regional Art Museum
Bat, Ball and Brush: A Summer of Cricket and Art at the SCG, Sydney

2000
Melbourne Art Fair 2000 King Street Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Last show of the year king street gallery on burton

1999
Fishers Ghost Art Award Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Sydney
Willoughby City Council Art Prize, Sydney
Sea festival, Sydney

1997
Horizon line king street gallery on burton

1993
Chandler Coventry – A Private Collection Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery

1992
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Selected Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes-1992 Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery (touring regional galleries in Australia)
Terracollaboratis king street gallery on burton
Waverley Council Art Prize, Sydney
Fishers Ghost Art Award Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery
Aspects of landscape Coventry Gallery

1991
Coventry Gallery
Fishers Ghost Art Award Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery

1990
Works Gallery, Sydney
Icons Sanctuary in the Haus Arthaus Gallery, Sydney
The good, the bad & the ugly Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney
Goulburn City Council Art Prize Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Goulburn, NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald Heritage Scholarship Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
Windsor & Newton Australian Art Award Coventry Gallery
National Art School Graduate Exhibition Cell Block Theatre

1989
Goulburn City Council Art Prize Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

1987
Waverley Youth Art Award Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Sydney

Collections

Allens, Sydney
Establishment Hotel, Sydney
Macquarie Bank, Sydney
News Corporation, Australia
Out Back Arts, Qld
Windsor & Newton, UK