Cassandra C. Jones


Photographer and animator Cassandra C. Jones employs great technical precession with works such as her kaleidoscope-patterned collages. The series “Good Cheer” depicts appropriated images of cheerleaders meticulously reconstructed and digitally printed into ornate patterns. The artist has used the imagery to develop complex wallpapers that dissolve into marginally recognizable anthropomorphic forms when the viewer gains distance from the pattern.

Previously, Jones created short-looped animations that often consist of more than 1,250 images, collectively portraying simple and personal events along with other sporting activities. “Track and Field” is a series that the artist produced that investigated ideas of the athletic arena while producing stunningly ambiguous images by overlapping multiple photos. Jones attended the California College of Arts in Oakland, Calif., and received her MFA in photography and glass from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn. The artist has exhibited “Rara Avis” at the Queens Annex in San Francisco, and participated in the Pulse Art Fair in New York with the Nathan Larramendy Gallery. In 2004, Jones received the Vira I. Heinz Endowment Fellowship awarded by the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.