Darren Jones is a US based, Scottish artist, art critic and curator. He works in a wide variety of media with a focus on text, utilizing literary devices, witticisms and wordplay to uncover commentaries on social structures and cultural standards. He studied at Stevenson College, Edinburgh, gained his BFA in painting from Central Saint Martins College of Art in London, and received an MFA from Hunter College in New York. As an artist and curator he has worked with, and exhibited in, museums and galleries internationally, including at the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, GA; the National Library of Argentina, Buenos Aires; and the Queens Museum of Art and Trinity Museum in New York.
His reviews and cultural commentary have appeared in Artforum, ArtUS, Artslant, Artcritical, and The Brooklyn Rail. As an artist and curator his work has been covered in The Guardian, Artforum, Huffington Post, The Scottish Sunday Post, The Advocate, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, Artcritical and Scotland on Sunday. His forthcoming book, The Contemporary Art Gallery, co-authored with David Carrier, discusses the architecture, politics and experience of galleries.
Small is Beautiful
11/19/2015 - 01/02/16
RECENT CRITICAL WRITING
A Note to New York's Beleaguered Artists
Artist/Writer/Curator: Triple Debt or Triple Regret?
Why New York's Top Critics Need to Resign
Loris Gréaud @ Dallas Contemporary
FOAMING AT THE GASH
Photoshopped image of shark with teeth removed
11" x 8"