Reece Jones

Reece Jones explores notions of truth, representation and actuality by composing invented drawings which follow particular processes of erasure and re-definition. References include: Cinema, Land Art, the American Sublime and Folk Mythology. He is a lecturer in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School. Reece was one of the founding members of Rockwell, a project space in Hackney from 2002-2007 and recently curated The Hair of the Dog at Block 336, Brixton and Terminalia at Charlie Smith, London.

Reece lives and works in London.


1999 - 2002 Royal Academy Schools, London

1996 - 1999 Loughborough College of Art and Design


2012 Control Test, All Visual Arts, London

2011 Control Test, Triumph Gallery, Moscow

2008 Fatal Attempts at Re-Entry, Simon Dickinson, London

2006 Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst and Joe La Placa, London

2005 Andrew Mummery Gallery, London

2004 Protect and Survive, Rockwell, London


2015 Chimera. The Agency, London

2014 The Future Can Wait & Saatchi’s New Sensations, London

2014 Cultus Deorum. Saatchi Gallery, London

2014 Terminalia. Charlie Smith, London

2014 Unstable Ground. Paper, Manchester

2013 The Future Can Wait & Saatchi’s New Sensations, London

2013 The Black Country. Lion & Lamb, London

2013 Drawn (invited artist), Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2012 Obsessive Compulsive Drawing, Stephane Simoens, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium

2012 Cinema, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium

2012 The Future Can Wait & Saatchi’s New Sensations, London

2011 Restless Nature, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall

2011 Polemically Small, Charlie Smith London

2011 Polemically Small, Garboushian Gallery, Los Angeles

2011 Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, California

2010 Vanitas; The Transience of Earthly Pleasures, All Visual Arts, London

2010 Papyrophilia, Charlie Smith, London

2009 The Age of the Marvellous, All Visual Arts, London

2008 Night, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2008 Nowhere Is Here, Drawing Room London, Apex Portsmouth & Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin

2007 Nature and Society // Parallel Lines, Ethnographic Museum, Dubrovnik

2007 The Whiteness of the Whale, Transition Gallery, London

2006 Jerusalem, Dean Clough, Halifax

2005 Maji Yabai! (Fuckin' Brilliant!), Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo

2005 NLKII, Wooster Projects, New York

2005 Faux Realism Part 1, Royal Academy Pumphouse, London

2005 NLK, Soho House, New York

2005 Remarkable, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London

2004 The Horizon of Expectation, Empire, London

2004 Independents, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool

2004 1st Assembly, the Ragged School, London

2004 Sympathetic Nerve, Capsule, New York

2004 Ready Steady Go, 3 Colts Gallery, London

2003 Rockwell, Rockwell Project Space, London


Magazine For Contemporary Drawing 12 (2013 / 2014)

Walk The Line - The Art of Drawing. Marc Valli & Ana Ibarra. Laurence King Publishing (2013)

Big Drawing, Drawing as Performance. Elephant Magazine #10. Anna Ibarra and Marc Valli (Spring 2012)

Reece Jones, Control Test, Exhibition of the Week. Time Out London. Helen Sumpter (March 2012)

Interview With Reece Jones. Culture Compass. Loma-Ann Marks (March 2012)

Reece Jones in Conversation With Jonathan Wateridge. Jonathan Wateridge. Mitteland Exhibition Catalogue (2011)

Reece Jones at Triumph Gallery. Dazed Digital. Zoe Dickens (June 2011)

Reece Jones, Control Test, Exhibition Catalogue. Triumph Gallery. Moscow (2011)

Vanitas, The Transience of Earthly Pleasures. Exhibition Catalogue. All Visual Arts. (2010)

The Age of The Marvellous. Exhibition Catalogue. All Visual Arts (2009)

Nowhere is Here. Exhibition Catalogue. The Drawing Room (2008)

Night. Exhibition Catalogue. Royal West of England Academy (2008)

In The Studio. Time Out London. Helen Sumpter (March 2008)

Nature and Society // Parallel Lines. Exhibition Catalogue. Ethnographic Museum, Dubrovnik (2007)

Reece Jones. The Guardian. Jessica Lack (August 2004)

Reece Jones Protect and Survive. Time Out London. Sarah Kent. Issue 1771 (2004)

Born Cry Eat Shit Fuck Die. Miser and Now Magazine. Reece Jones (April 2004)

Friends in High Places. Art Review. Jessica Lack (July 2003)