Todd Jones was born in Tallahassee, Florida, and is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor and Gallery Director for the Art Department at Meredith College. Todd received his BFA with a double major in Studio Art and Psychology from Florida State University. He also received his MFA in Painting + Drawing and Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts Management from Ohio University.
Todd has been an artist-in-residence at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia, Mineral House Media, Studio 209 in Thomasville, Georgia, and attended the Summer Painting and Sculpture Intensive at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a 2022 William and Dorothy Yeck Award Finalist for Miami University’s Young Painters Competition, a finalist for the Fifth Edition of the Boynes Emerging Artist Award, and a 2022 nominee for The Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship.
As a professor, he facilitates learning through active exploration, observation, and critique. He actively encourages experimentation in the classroom through concepts and materials, with each assignment aiming to improve conceptual, technical, and professional skills. He believes that art advances the development of learning about ourselves and those around us. Also, developing creative problem-solving skills is necessary to navigate our constantly changing environment, and skills in creativity are applied in every facet of the professional world.
Todd’s work explores residual cultural memory through the detritus of the ever-decreasing life cycle of our identity-driven attention economy. Through processes of archeological curation, accretion, and excavation, he uses discarded and mistint house paint to create new objects that query the values of our current sociopolitical positions and examine implications for sustainability.
You can learn more about Professor Jones’s artwork by visiting his website: taahd.com
MFA, Painting + Drawing, Ohio University
Graduate Certificate, Visual Arts Management, Ohio University
BFA, Studio Art and Psychology, Florida State University