MFA 1976
Indiana University at Bloomington

BFA 1973
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Art History


Here to There, Olson-Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, IA;

   Feb 23–April 6, 2024

Paper Terrain, Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY;

   March 6–April 12, 2023

Whereabouts, Epiphany Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL; Oct–Nov 2022 

The Map Room, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA; June–July 2021

What is it That You Call Home, Borzello Gallery, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
   February–March, 2021 
Coddiwompling, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI;  March, 2019
I Remember Everything, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA Dec, 2018–Feb 2019 
The Looking Dress, Art at the Café, State Historical Museum, Des Moines, IA 

   May-August, 2018
14th Street, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA, December-March, 2017
Along The Way: Recent Work by Mary Jones, Catich Gallery,
   St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA  March, 2015
Mary Jones: Recent Work, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI  February, 2015  
Mary Jones, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL April, 2014
WALK, Farnham Galleries, Simpson College, Indianola, IA, December, 2013
Things are like Things, Red Rocket Gallery,, Nov, 2013
Mary Jones: Flaneuse, Loyola University, Chicago, IL April, 2012
Mary Jones, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL December, 2007 
Narratology, Tory Folliard Gallery, Chicago, IL July, 2007
Directions, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL December, 2006
Mary Jones and Bill Reid, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL December, 1998
Sensibility & Wit, Wit & Sensibility; Bill Reid and Mary Jones
   Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL December, 1996
Mary Jones, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL December, 1994
   Objects/Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL December, 1992
Mary Jones: Paintings, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL June, 1992
Mary Jones: Paintings and Drawings, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL December, 1989
Mary Jones: Paintings and Drawings, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL April,1986 
The Mary Jones Show, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL June, 1983


Resonance: Prints from Frogman's Print Workshops

   Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE,

   November, 2023

On Edge, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA,

   August–September, 2023

Old School New School, Polk County Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA,

   February–March, 2023

Anchor Graphics: 25 Years of Printmaking, Hokin Projects, Chicago, IL, 

   October, 2019–January, 2020
It’s a Small Show After All, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL, 
   November–December, 2019, 2021
Solar Impressions, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY, 

   November-December, 2019
2019 Dubuque Museum of Art Biennial, Dubuque, IA, May–September, 2019
Devil's Dictionary, Vox Populi Print Collective, Gallery 224,
   Port Washington, WI, July, 2019
Make a Good Impression, Vox Populi Print Collective, Abel Contemporary,             

   Stoughton, WI, July, 2019
TRACE (Mapping Space), University of North Texas, Denton, TX, March, 2019
Vox Populi Pop-up, Aspen, CO, March, 2019
Vox Populi Print Collective, SUPERFINE! LA, Los Angeles, CA, February, 2019
Index to a Place, Design on Main, Ames, IA, Feb–March, 2019
RESPONSE, ToolBox Gallery, Berlin, Germany, July, 2018 
Personal Geographies, Little Gallery, Omaha, NE, July, 2018
States of I: A Conversation, Spudnik Press, Chicago, IL, June-August, 2018
   Cat Head Press, Indianapolis, IN, July, 2018
RESPONSE, SCOPE Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, June, 2018
Midwest Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, March, 2018
RESPONSE, ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, November, 2017
14th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL
   November 2017-February 2018
2017 Mid-America Print Council Annual Members Show, Lawrence Art Center, 

   Lawrence, KS, October 2017
Summer Salon 2017, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, July-Sept, 2017
14th Street Flâneuse, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA, December-April, 2017 
The Art of Collage, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY, July, 2016
MO: An Interactive Multimedia Exhibition, Moberg on Walnut, Des Moines, IA
   June 2016
December Group, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA  December, 2015
Works on Paper, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA  October, 2014
Window Dressing, Art+Fashion, Des Moines, IA, September, 2014
Contemporary Prints, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, March, 2013
The Female Gaze: Selections from the Linda Lee Alter Collection, PAFA,
  Philadelphia, PA, November, 2012 through April, 2013
On & Of Paper: Selections from the Illinois State Museum

   Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, October 2010 through March 2011

ADRIFT, Fitch Gallery, Des Moines, IA, March, 2006
Faculty & Friends, Grand View College, Des Moines, IA December, 2005
53rd Annual Quad-State Juried Exhibit, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL July, 2005
47th Annual Design Awards, Art Directors Association of Iowa, Foxboro
  Convention Center, Johnston, IA May, 2005 Award of Excellence
Swim Meet, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, December, 2004
Artists’ Books: Mary Jones, Grand View College, Des Moines, IA
   December, 2004
Grand View College Faculty Show, Farnham Galleries, Simpson College,
  Indianola, IA October, 2003 
Digitally Speaking, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL September, 2003
45th Annual Design Awards, Art Directors Association of Iowa,
   State Historical Museum, Des May, 2003 Award of Excellence
The Faculty Show, Grand View College, Des Moines, IA
   November, 2002
Summer’s Best, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI August, 2002
Des Moines Women’s Club 94th Annual Art Exhibit, Hoyt Sherman Place,
   Des Moines, IA February, 2002 Honorable Mention
Small Celebrations, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI December, 2000
Small Celebrations, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI December, 1999
Jack and Jill, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL June, 1994
20th Anniversary Exhibition: ARC Gallery, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL Sept,1993
   1992-2000 Seasons: Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, WI
ART&MUSIC&ART, Contemporary Arts Workshop, Chicago, IL March, 1991
Members Show, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL July, 1988
Contemporary Prints and Drawings, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH June, 1986
A Sense of Crisis, MoMing Dance and Arts Center, Chicago, IL October, 1985
American Annual Works on Paper, Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY June-July, 1984
80th Exhibit by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago,
   Chicago, IL, March-April, 1984
National Watermedia Biennial, Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY March-April, 1984
   Juror’s Special Recognition
Small Works National, Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY December, 1982
Mary Jones and Donna Hapac, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL May, 1982
35th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL June-Sept, 1983
Selections from the CAC Slide Registry, Wustum Museum, Racine, WI July, 1983
Women-Paper-Art, Reicher Gallery, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL Feb, 1982
Bullish on Women, Boulder Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO January, 1981
New Horizons in Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL May, 1978
   Award of Excellence
Union League Show, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL March, 1978
Third Midwestern Printmaking Annual, Tulsa, OK December, 1975
Eight-State Painting Exhibit, J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY May 1974
  Purchase Award

A Language of Holes, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA, June, 2022

Book Arts: Mapping Your World, Des Moines Art Center, June, 2020
Impressions: Representing Place, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, Jan-March, 2020
The Walking Book, Rural Arts & Culture Summit, Grand Rapids, MN,
   October, 2019
Topophilia, Design on Main, Ames, IA; February, 2019
Ramble: Walking and Visual Journaling, College of Design, Iowa State
  University, Ames, IA; February 2017
Printober Steamroller Printing Community Event, Des Moines, IA; October, 2016
14th Street Flâneuse: Deep Mapping a Walk to Work, Popular Culture
   Association National Meeting, Seattle, WA; April, 2016
Along the Way, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA; 
   March 2015 
Composing Place: Teaching an Interdisciplinary Course in Visual Culture,
   Popular Culture Association National Meeting, Chicago, IL;  April, 2014
Photopolymer Plates, Frogman’s Print Workshops, Vermilion, SD; July, 2013 and 2017

Hollander, Cass. The Day the Clocks Stopped. Sundance Publishing Co.
   White Plains, NY, 2004.
Schulson, Rachel Ellenberg. Guns: What You Should Know. Albert Whitman &
   Co. Morton Grove, IL, 1997. ISBN 0-8075-3093-x
Peacock, Carol Antoinette, with Adair Gregory and Kyle Carney Gregory.
Sugar Was My Best Food. Albert Whitman & Co. Morton Grove, IL. 1998.
   ISBN 80757646-8
Weeks, Sarah. Shoes. Celebration Press. Glenview, IL. 1997.
   ISBN 0-673-77676-x
Braham, Clare Bonfanti, Maria Bonfanti Esche. Happy Birthday Grandma Moses.
   Chicago Review Press. Chicago, IL. 1996. ISBN 1-55652-226-6

Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,    

Philadelphia, PA
The Bench Project, Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago, IL
Chicago Public Library, Uptown Branch, Chicago, IL
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
The Illinois Collection for the State of Illinois Center, Chicago, IL
Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ

Artist in Residence, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Sept–Oct, 2022

Artist in Residence, Knox College, January–March, 2020
Fellowship Grant, Iowa Arts Council, 2018-19
Project Grant, Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, October, 2016
Project Grant, Iowa Arts Council, 2016
Residency, Anchor Graphics, Columbia College, Chicago, June, 2013
Parents’ Choice Approved Winner 2000: Sugar Was My Best Food.
   Mary Jones, illustrator
Certificate of Excellence, PRINT Regional Design Annual, 1994, 1995, 1996,
Outstanding Service Award, Robert Morris College, May 2000
C.A.A.P. Grant, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago, 1992
Residency, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL, 1992
Graduate Fellowship, Indiana University, 1977

BIBLIOGRAPHY (Reviews, Articles, Catalogs)
New American Paintings #143, Midwest Edition 2020
Laurel Lund, “Street-Smart Art,” DSM Magazine, April 25, 2017 
Des Moines Art Center, Built ft2, exhibit catalog 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Female Gaze: Women Artists
  Making Their World
, Easthampton: Hudson Hills 2012, 282 
Josh Tyson, “Mary Jones,” TimeOut Chicago, December 28, 2006, 74.
Amanda Pierre, “Art, with a little help from their friends,” Des Moines Register,
   December 18, 2005, 4OP.
47th Annual Design Awards, Art Directors Association of Iowa, show catalog,
   August, 2005.
Amanda Pierre, “Grand View artists display a broad range of styles,” Des Moines
   Register, November 2, 2003, 4OP.
45th Annual Design Awards, Art Directors Association of Iowa, show catalog,
   August, 2003.
Amanda Campbell, “Drawing Inspiration from Life,” Indianola Record-Herald,
   March 27, 2002, 1B.
Mark Rozzo, “Book Currents,” The New Yorker, June 12, 2000, 20.
Sophronia Scott Gregory, “Sweetness and Fight,” People, August 24, 1998, 111.
The Bench Project: Chicago Children‘s Museum, show catalog, June, 1996.
Chicago Reader, exhibition announcement with photograph, November 18,
   1991, 25.
Deanna Isaacs, “Art People: Mary Jones is Looking for a Special Place,”
   Chicago Reader, June 18, 1991, 12.
Graduate Printmaking/Indiana University, show catalog, September, 1983.
ARC Gallery: 10 Years, show catalog, April, 1983.
Humor in Art, show catalog, January 1982.
35th Illinois Invitational, show catalog, June 1982.
David Elliott, “Laughing with art, not at it, can be very serious business,”
  Chicago Sun-Times, January 17, 1982, 10-12.
Simon Zalkind, “Chicago Works on Display in Boulder,” Art Review,
   January 1981,1.

Southern Graphics Council
MidAmerica Print Council
Vox Populi Print Collective

Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Olson-Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, IA

August, 2001 to April, 2017
Grand View University, Des Moines, IA
Professor of Art and Design
April, 1998 to July, 2001
Institute of Art & Design, Robert Morris College, Chicago, IL
Instructor of Courses and Chair of the Art and Design Departments

1986 to present
Mary Jones Illustration and Design (sole proprietor)
Clients include: Chicago Tribune, PLAYBOY Magazine, Cricket, Spider, Family Fun, The Utne Reader, BabyTalk, Ameritech, Roche Laboratories, S.C. Johnson, Evangelical Health Systems, Albert Whitman & Company, ScottForesman/Addison Wesley, Chicago Review Press, Sunrise Publications, Expressions of Culture Inc., National Association of Realtors, The American Bar Association, Productancy, Inc., Montgomery Place, Ann Nathan Gallery, Marx-Saunders Gallery, Gallery 1021 Lill Street, Children’s Home & Aid Society, American Libraries.

1982 to 1986
Playboy Enterprises, Promotion Art Department, Assistant Art Director