Bob Jones is a visual artist. He was born in Los Angeles in 1952 and received his MA in Sculpture from San Jose State University. He is a founding member of Works, an artist-run exhibition space in San Jose, and is a former board member of Pro-Arts in Oakland, CA. He has participated in residencies at Artpark in Lewiston NY, the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito CA, as well as the Capp Street Project in San Francisco, and is a recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artists Grant. His objects and installations have been exhibited throughout the Bay Area as well as in Los Angeles and New York. His current work investigates our shifting relationship to Mars. He currently lives and works in Vallejo, California.


  Selected Solo Exhibitions


  1988 In Addition To and Surplus Representation, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA (catalog)
    Bouquet (R.V.), residency project, Artpark, Lewiston, NY (catalog)
    Mars Comes to Judge, Union Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  1987 Surplus Representation: Magic Lantern Projections, residency project, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
  1985 Functional House, residency project, collaborative installation with Tony May, Capp Street Project,
San Francisco, CA (catalog)
  1984 Reading Room (Big Head Trip), installation, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
    Window Project, Q. Novelties, San Francisco, CA
  1983 A New Face for Oakland, installation as part of ON LOCATION, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
  1982 Fireworks, installation, Union Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
    Form Follows Fiction, outdoor nighttime installation, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
  1979 Moth Brief Work, lecture performance with video and objects, WORKS, San Jose, CA
    Natural Models, San Jose State University Art Department Gallery, San Jose, CA
  1972 Scale Problems, sculpture installation, 80 Langton Street, San Francisco, CA (catalog)
  Selected Group Exhibitions  
  2011 Considering Eden, Annenberg Beach House Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (catalog)
  2002 AG 25, Works/San Jose, San Jose, CA (catalog)
  1999 Annual: Art of Emeryville, Emeryville, CA (catalog)
  1995 The Library Show, Sierra College Gallery, Rocklin, CA
  1992 Subject Sight, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  1989 Public Sculpture in Marin, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
  1986 Chain Reaction, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  1985 Image/Word, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA (catalog)
  1984 Playthings, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
    Written on Sculpture, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
  1983 Subculture, subway installations, Group Material, New York, NY
  1982 Franklin Furnace, New York, NY
    Fashion Moda, New York, NY
  1981 Galeria de la Raza (with Fashion Moda), San Francisco, CA
    Models and Miniatures, De Saisset Art Museum, Santa Clara, CA
  1979 Swell Head, sculpture installation, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
  1975 New Faces, New Concerns, Helen Euphrate Gallery, Cupertino, CA
  1972 San Francisco Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA