Shows + Biography

Jimi Jones is a Cincinnati artist and graphic designer. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning and recently retired after a 27 year career as an art director in charge of display design at Procter and Gamble. He was a founding member of the Neo-Ancestralist art movement with exhibitions at the National African American Museum, Wilburforce, Ohio, The University of Cincinnati 850 Gallery, Thomas More College, the Cincinnati Arts Consortium, the Weston Gallery at the Aronoff Center for the Arts and numerous shows at the Contemporary Arts Center. The 2008 exhibition at the Weston Gallery was his first major individual exhibition.

1980 GRID SHOW @ CARNEGIE ART CENTER, COVINGTON, KY.

1982 MIDDLETOWN INVITATIONAL ART SHOW @ MIDDLETOWN, OH.

1987 CLOSSON INVITATIONAL ART SHOW, CINCINNATI, OH.

1988 FOCUS 88 @ CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, CINCINNATI, OH.

1989 SAME VOICES DIFFERERENT CHOICES @ HARRIET BEECHER STOWE HOUSE, CINCINNATI, OH.

1992 MUNTU @ AFRICAN AMERICA MUSEUM @ UNION TERMINAL, CINCINNATI, OH.

1992 THE LINE @ CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, CINCINNATI, OH.

1993 NORTHERN BLUES/SOUTHERN SOUL @ THOMAS MOORE COLLEGE, NORTHERN KY.

1994 NORTHERN BLUES/SOUTHERN SOUL @ UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, CINCINNATI, OH.

1994 CINCINNATI BELL'S CORPORATE COLLECTION @ CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, CINCINNATI, OH.

1995 NEO ANCESTRALIST RETROSPECTIVE @ ARTS CONSORTIUM, CINCINNATI, OH.

1996 THE DISCIPLES OF THE HOOD @ CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, CINCINNATI, OH.

1997 THE NEO-ANCESTRALIST PORTRAITS @ THE WESTON GALLERY @ ARONOFF CENTER, CINCINNATI, OH.

1998 SOLO ART SHOW @ SUZANNA TARELL ART GALLERY, CINCINNATI, OH.

1998 INNERVISIONS: INDIVIDUALITY AND CREATIVITY AMONG OHIO ARTISTS OF AFRICAN DESCENT @ NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICA MUSEUM @ WIBERFORCE, OH.

2002 NEO AFRICANSHOW @ NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICA MUSEUM @ WIBERFORCE, OH.

2002 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW @ ARTS CONSORTIUM, CINCINNATI, OH.

2003 "Bloods: The Neo-Ancestral Impulse in African American Art" @ Shot Tower Gallery @ Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center.

2004 SOS ART 04 @ THE MOCKBEE, CINCINNATI, OH.

2005 FROM THE HEART @ CLOSSON ART GALLERY, MONTGOMERY, OH.

2005 SOS ART 05 @ THE MOCKBEE, CINCINNATI, OH.

2006 SOS ART 06 @ THE MOCKBEE, CINCINNATI, OH.

2006 SOS ART BEST OF THE FIRST FIVE YEARS @ THE U of CINCINNATI MUSEUM, CINCINNATI, OH.

2007 Group Show @ CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, CINCINNATI, OH.

2007 SOS ART 07 @ THE ART ACADEMY, CINCINNATI, OH.

2007 FRESH AIR 08 @ THE BEHERINGER-CRAWFORD ART AUCTION, COVINGTON, KY.

2008 SOS ART 08 @ THE ART ACADEMY, CINCINNATI, OH.

2008 FRESH AIR 08 @ THE BEHERINGER-CRAWFORD ART AUCTION, COVINGTON, KY.

2009 SOUL SHOW -OHIO HISTORICAL CENTER, COLUMBUS, OH.

2010 GROUP SHOW-KENNEDY HEIGHTS ART CENTER, KENNEDY HEIGHTS,OH.

2010 GROUP SHOW-MUSEUM CENTER @ THE UNION TERMINAL, CINCINNATI, OH.

2011 BEST OF SOS GROUP SHOW- Artisans Enterprise Center, COVINGTON, KY.

2011 ARTWORKS MASTER ARTIST SHOW- THE CENTER, 120 E Fourth Street, CINCINNATI, OH.

2011 GROUP SHOW-ART BEYOND BOUNDARIES, CINCINNATI ,OH.

2012 GROUP SHOW-KENNEDY HEIGHTS ART CENTER, KENNEDY HEIGHTS, OH.

2012 FIRST PLACE-SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM JURIED SHOW, SPRINGFIELD, OH.

2012 FIRST NYC SHOW THELONIUS MONK @WIBER JENNINGS GALLERY, NEW YORK CITY, NY.

2012 ARTWORKS MASTER ARTIST SHOW- THE CENTER, 120 E Fourth Street, CINCINNATI, OH.

2012 GROUP SHOW-ART BEYOND BOUNDARIES, CINCINNATI, OH.

2012 PLIEN AIR SHOW-HISTORIC VILLEGE, SHARONVILLE, OH.

2012 SOS ART 08 - THE ART ACADEMY, CINCINNATI, OH.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

November 2008 - January 2009 - PIXELS - THE WESTON ART GALLERY, ARONOFF CENTER, CINCINNATI, OH.

October 2012 - December 2012 - PIXELS - HARCUM ART GALLERY, WILMINGTON COLLEGE, WILMINGTON, OH.

FUTURE SHOW - PIXELS - SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM, SPRINGFIELD, OH.