April 19 – Angie Jones


angiepicAfter two decades creating animation for award winning Hollywood Blockbusters, Angie has returned to traditional mediums and original content through painting. Jones is Assistant Professor for the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts, at USC. Angie Jones earned a degree in Electronic Arts from the Atlanta College of Art in 1994 and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Laguna College of Art + Design in 2015. Jones’ first solo exhibition premiered at Prohibition Gallery Culver City (2014) and she has participated in various group exhibitions nationally. She is represented in many private collections in the U.S., France, and the U.K. She lives and works in downtown Los Angeles, CA.

Jones’ depiction of a world consumed with 140 characters, 6-10 second videos, and emojis lies somewhere between the digital and the physical. Much like the subliminal messages of advertising and commercial art, Jones’ aesthetic choices come from influences of computers in our everyday life. She paints the splintered nature of humanity in a post-technological society.  In the artist’s words, “Omission through the abstraction is as important as what remains.”

Jones’ work has been shown at galleries and museums including: Ball State University Atrium Gallery (2015), Laguna Art Museum (2012 & 2015), Prohibition Gallery (2014), Bedford Gallery (2010 & 2014), Cella Gallery (2013), Fullerton Art Museum (2012), and The Chandler Center for Art in Arizona (2011), Rockford Art Museum (2011) and James Gray Gallery (2008).

Jones’ artwork has been published in LA Weekly (January 2015 issue); Apartment Therapy (November 2014), Platinum Cheese (August 2014: Studio Visit), Quiet Lunch (May 2014), Get Inspired (Summer 2014), Examiner (2013), and The Wall Street Journal (2010).

Angie’s sites for Animation:






3 thoughts on “April 19 – Angie Jones

  1. I haven’t had the pleasure of having a class with Angie, so it was fantastic getting to hear about her work as a teacher, seeing her studio work, and her personal work as well! Her use of color and how it relates to one another is fantastic – I loved all the colors and how vibrant they were. The Wes Anderson and David Fincher ‘color’ clips were super interesting as well; I’m a sucker for that stuff. The part about ‘House of Cards’ blew my mind a bit, how the ‘bad’ people were always lit in blue and the ‘good’ were in yellow.

    I also was impressed with how many things she has going on, from her painting to the blog, to her teaching and 3D work. It was interesting hearing about how her studio/3D work experience lead to her eventually pursue the passion and get her MFA in painting. It was a shame to hear how her former professor (and/or Dean I believe?) was so unsupportive and close-minded, but I’m glad that that story had a happy ending & she was able to later finish her degree. I’m looking forward to seeing what paintings she makes over the summer – I don’t know if she meant it when she said her studio was open for us to visit, but it would be awesome to come by sometime in the fall to check them out!


  2. It was very inspiring and surprising to hear her work. From fine art painting to 3D character, abstract animation, she’s perfected her skill set in various media. I’m only the one who is interested in many media, love to learn and work more, I really respect her dedication on her time and study for each medium.

    I loved shapes and colours in paintings. Amazing designs for abstract 3d animation, and awesome 3d character animating! And great resource for students… she is a real inspiration.
    Thank you Angie for sharing your work and story in seminar!


  3. Angie is great. She’s a tremendous professor and a phenomenal animator. But I already knew that. What I really enjoyed learning about in this seminar was her fine art and painting work. Those portraits are fantastic. I love how she incorporates CG when developing them too. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of someone doing that before, and it lends this level of realism to the work that I don’t think one could easily replicate without using her pretty extensive development process. I’d love to have one of those paintings, but I’m sure they are way out of my price range lol.


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