Marvin Jones, painter, sculptor, printmaker.
Born in 1940 in Flora, Illinois; died in 2005
University of California, Davis, California, MA in Sculpture, 1968
Anderson College, Anderson, Indiana, BA 1964
Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
Mr. Jones began teaching art in 1964, and taught printmaking at Cleveland State University from 1974 until his death in 2005. He became head of the Printmaking Department in 1985. He also taught at the University of Alberta, Kansas City Art Institute, and Karl Marx University in Germany. He served as visiting artist, critic and artist-in-residence at the Rhode Island School of Design, Montalvo Center of the Arts, California State University, Oxbow Studio and Conference Center and other institutions in the U.S. He has had over 75 solo exhibitions in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and his work is included in over 40 public collections throughout the world.
Solo Exhibitions since 1985:
2015 Mind Creatures: The Amazing World of Marvin Jones, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, OH
2014 Marvin Jones A Lifetime’s Work, Harris• Stanton Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2006 Estate Exhibition, Harris∙Stanton Gallery, Akron, OH
2003 Dead Horse Gallery, Lakewood, OH
2003 Harris∙Stanton Gallery, Akron, OH
2002 Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH (25 year retrospective)
1998 The Mustard Seed, Akron, OH
1997 The Temporary Gallery, Cleveland, Oh.
1996 Design Studio Gallery, Cleveland, Oh
1995 Audrey Feinberg Gallery, Cleveland, Heights, Ohio
1994 Hot Beans/Cool Art, Cleveland, Ohio
1993 Folkarte Gallery, Cleveland, Oh.
1992 Academia Gallery, Cleveland Ohio
1990 Cleveland Playhouse Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
1989 Denison University, Granville, Ohio,
1988 Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, California.
1985 The Manolides Gallery, Seattle, Washington
University OD Dallas, Irving, Texas
Coventry Gallery, Cleveland Heights, Cleveland
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama
Northeastern Ohio University, Chicago Illinois.
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1984: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas Manhattan National Print’84
1982: Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina-National Drawing Exhibition (purchase award/drawing)
1981: Southwest State University, Marshall Minnesota-National Painting Exhibition (award/painting)
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Ohio-62 Annual May Show (award/print)
1980: Portsmouth Art Center, Portsmouth, Virginia-American Drawing III (purchase
1978: Trenton State College, Trenton, New Jersey-National Print Exhibition (purchase
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia-Second National Ring Show (award-print
1977: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio National Print and Drawing Exhibition (purchase
La Grange College, La Grange, Georgia-La Grange National Exhibition (purchase award/print)
Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio-All Ohio Exhibition (award/print)
1976: Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pa-35 National Exhibition of the American Color Print Society (award/print)
1975: Miami Art Center, Florida-2nd Miami Graphics Biennial (purchase award/print)
1973: Springfield Art Association Gallery, Springfield, Illinois-Images on Paper (purchase award/print)
1973: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana-19th Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture
1972: Cheney Cowels Memorial Museum, Spokane, Washington-24th Spokane Annual (award/sculpture)
1971 The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta-West/71 (purchase award/print)
1966: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana -Eastern Indiana Artists (award/painting)
His works are held in public and corporate collections across the United States.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Painting on board
monoprint on rice paper
monoprint on rice paper