Education

1987-1990     Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Wayne State University, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.

1980-1983     Bachelor of Architecture, Professional Degree, University of Detroit, School of Architecture.

1977-1979     Liberal arts Curriculum, Henry Ford Community College.

 

Teaching Experience

As a 2D Design Professor my responsibilities included the development and presentation of a variety of 2 dimensional design and color theory concepts through lectures, studio assignments, demonstrations, critiques, testing and grading for freshman and sophomores within the curriculum of the Foundations Department. Much emphasis is placed on the use of acrylic medium techniques, developing various color schemes and color mixtures. 

 

3D Design involves much the same with the emphasis on three dimensional concepts and objects,  an introduction to the use of power tools, creating study models and finished objects in materials such as, clay, craft plywood, model foam with finish painting techniques.

 

3D Design Techniques involves instruction in the physical properties of wood and metal and the safe use of various wood and metal power tools through hands on functional projects and lectures, including the use of; band saw, table saw, chop saw, panel saw, drill press, planer/joiner, belt and disk sander, bench shear, metal break, oxy-acetylene and MIG welders, plasma torch, in addition to a variety of hand operated tools.

2017-18        2D Design, Adjunct Faculty, College for Creative Studies.

2015-16       .2D Design, Adjunct Faculty, College for Creative Studies.

2013-14        2D Design, Adjunct Faculty, College for Creative Studies.

2011-12        2D Design, 3D Design Concepts and 3D Design Techniques, Adjunct Faculty, College for Creative Studies.

2004-10        Design Concepts 1 and 2 (2D and 3D Design Studio), Adjunct Faculty, College for Creative Studies.

2001-04        Color and Light, Adjunct Faculty, College of Creative Studies.

1994-95        4th Year Design Studio and Visual Communications, Adjunct Faculty, University of Detroit, School of Architecture.

1991-92         Interior Design 1, Adjunct Faculty, Wayne State University, College of Fine Arts.

1991-92         Drawing 1, Adjunct Faculty, Wayne State University, College of Fine Arts.

1991-92         Drawing 1, Adjunct Faculty, Macomb Community College.

1985              Second Year Design Studio, Adjunct Faculty, University of Detroit, School of Architecture.

1982-83         Teaching Assistant First Year Design Studio, University of Detroit, School of Architecture.

 

Architectural Experience

Current          Licensed State of Michigan Architectural Practice with residential specialty.

1992-84         Experience with various architectural firms as a Project Designer.

1990              Registered Architect State of Michigan. 

Exhibitions

2018  Dennis Jones, Candyland, at University of Michigan, NCRC Galleries, September-December, Ann Arbor, MI.

          Six, Dennis Jones curator, Janet Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI.

2013  sometimes you might discover something beautiful, Northville Art House, Northville, MI.

2011 Sometimes, Somewhere, Somehow…,The Art Gallery of Windsor, CA.

          Super-Sized, 126 drawings installed at Mary Washington University Art Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA.

2010 Ten Year Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI.

          The Art of the Artist’s Book, “sometimes I wonder…51 books”, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI.

2010 Observation and Surveillance, 30 drawings installed, ProjectRoom, Lincoln, NE.

2009 Windsor Biennial, juried participant, 1002 drawings installed, “sometimes I wonder…”,

          The Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada.

          Artprize, juried participant, 1002 drawings installed, “sometimes I wonder…”, Grand Rapids, MI.

          Dennis Michael Jones, Paintings, OK Harris Gallery, NYC.

2008 …just the tip…, College for Creative Studies Center Galleries, Detroit, MI.

           Six Artists at the Ladybug Gallery , A CAID affiliate gallery, Detroit, MI.

           Three the Hard Way, three-person exhibition at Zeitgeist Gallery, Detroit, MI.

08-06 DeHuman Exhibition, four-person exhibition, Thames Gallery, Chatham, also traveling to

 Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Definitely Superior Gallery, Thunder Bay; Gallery Lambton,

 Sarnia; WKP Kennedy, North Bay; Woodstock Gallery, Ontario, CA.

2007 Windsor Biennial, group exhibition, toyland installation at the Art Gallery of Windsor, Ca.

          Fundamental(ist), Oakland University Art Gallery, Oakland University, Rochester, MI.

          Fall Happening, Dennis Jones and Steven Deeb, Next Step Studio and Gallery, Ferndale, MI.

2006 Shelter, CAID Gallery, Detroit, MI.

          Faculty Now! College for Creative Studies Center Gallery, Detroit, MI.

          Detroit Drawing, five-person exhibition, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, TX.

          Windsor Biennial, juried participant, toyland installation at the Art Gallery of Windsor, Ca.

          Identity Expressions, group exhibition, toyland installation at Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI.     

          Featured Artist, Kraft Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL.

          Dia de los Muertos, group exhibition, toyland installation at Zeitgeist Gallery, Detroit, MI.

2005 Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI.

          Summer Group Exhibition, Kraft Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2004 Artists toys, Group Exhibition, Kraft Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL.

          Summer Group Exhibition, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI.

          Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI.

2003  Playground, 4731 Gallery, Detroit, MI.

Child's Play, Cass Café, Detroit, MI.

 Familia, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI.

          Sandra Sagear Wall, commissioned installation consisting of a mural and sculpture, Plymouth, MI.

          Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI.

          Great Lakes Drawing Biennial, Ford Hall Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

          Regional Juried Drawing Exhibition, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit, MI.

          New Faces, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI.

2002 The City of Sparta's Sculpture Park, outdoor sculpture installation, Sparta, MI.

          The Plymouth Community Arts Council Sculpture Garden, sculpture installation, Plymouth, MI.

          Art 'round Town, outdoor sculpture installations within the city of Saugatuck, MI.

Artists Among Us Exhibition, traveling exhibition, Padzieski Gallery, Madonna University,

National Gallery of Artists, Grosse Pointe Artists Association Gallery.

2001 Creative Spirit Soiree, one-person exhibition/installation. Midland, MI.

          Featured Artist, Northwood Gallery, Midland, MI.

2000   Sculpture, Plymouth Community Arts Gallery, Plymouth, MI.

1997  Drawing Invitational, group exhibition, Detroit Artists Market,Detroit, MI.

          Review Committee Selects, four-person exhibition, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI.

1996  Duns Scotus School for the Arts Exhibition, Southfield, MI.

1995  Willis Gallery, exhibition/installation at Willis Galley, Detroit, MI.

1994 Review Committee Selects, three-person exhibition, Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI.

1993 Willing Disbelief, six-person exhibition, at the Detroit Artists Market.

1992 The Home Show: Objects for or about the Home, installed at Center Galleries, Detroit, MI.

           Jones, Tobin, Swidler Gallery Royal Oak, MI.

1991 Site, Lines, Planes, Invitational Installation Exhibition, group exhibition, Detroit Artists Market.

 

Awards

2019 New American Paintings Midwest Competition, Juried by Emily Liebert, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art.

2004  Second Place Award, Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association,

 Birmingham, MI.

2002 Best of Show Award, 'Artists Among Us Exhibition, Livonia, MI.

1988 Detroit Artists Market Scholarship Award, Detroit, MI.

1984 Second Place Award, New York Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Competition, NYC.

1982-83 Teaching Assistantship Award, University of Detroit, School of Architecture, Detroit, MI.

 

Gallery Lectures and Presentations

2018  SIX, Janice Charach Gallery, Gallery Presentation of artist’s work in the exhibition, W. Bloomfield, MI.

2013  Northville Art House, Gallery presentation of my work on exhibition, Northville, MI.

2012 ArtCite Windsor, BookFest Windsor, panel discussion/performance/presentation, Windsor, Canada.

2010  Oakland University Art Gallery, Art of the Artist’s Book panel Discussion, Rochester, MI.

2007 Oakland University Art Gallery, Fundamental(ist) Exhibition Presentation, Rochester, MI.

2003 4731 Gallery, Exhibition Presentation and slide lecture, Detroit, MI.

2001 Creative Spirit, Exhibition Presentation, Midland, MI.

2001 Plymouth Community arts Gallery, Slide Presentation, Plymouth, MI.

1995 Focus Gallery, Exhibition Presentation, Detroit, MI.

1994 Willis Gallery, Exhibition Presentation, Detroit, MI.

1994 Willis Gallery, Exhibition Presentation, Detroit, MI.

1993 Detroit artist Market, Exhibition Presentation, Detroit, MI.

1992 Swidler Gallery, Exhibition Presentation and Slide Lecture, Royal Oak, MI.

1992 Detroit Institute of Arts, Friends of Modern Art Studio Presentation.

 

Bibliography

2019 New American Paintings Midwest Competition, Issue No. 143, Juried by Emily Liebert, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art. Published by Open Studio Press.

2018 pulp, DENNIS JONES’ “CANDYLAND” IS A GRAFFITI-INSPIRED EXPLORATION OF POST-PAINTERLY ART,

          by John Carlos Cantú, Ann Arbor, MI.

2010  The Art of the Artist’s Book Exhibition Brochure, curated by Dick Goody,

           published by Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI.

2009  Windsor Biennial Exhibition Brochure, curated by Mathew Beausejoir, David Diveny and Dr. Lee Rodney,

          published by The Art Gallery of Windsor, Ont., CA.

2007 Fundamental(ist), New paintings … Exhibition Catalog, curated and text by Dick Goody,

          published be Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI.

2007  Windsor Biennial Exhibition Catalog, curated by Aaron Timlin, published by The Art Gallery of Windsor, Ont., Ca

2006  Dehuman Exhibition Catalogue, curated by Mark Lalibrite with text by Robert Enright, published by

  the Thames Art Gallery.

          The Detroiter, www.thedetroiter.com, Day of the Dead, by Nick Sousanis.          

2005  mark(s), www.markszine.com, Consumeable Identities.

2004  Metro Times, www.metrotimes.com, Arts Pleasures, Movin' on up, by Vince Carducci.

          Detroiter, www.thedetroiter.com, Paths and Reflections, Nick Sousanis.

          Detroit Free Press, www.freep.com, Galleries, by Kerri Cohen.

2003  Bridgemagazine, www.bridgemagazine.com, … 4731 Gallery, by Vince Carducci.

          Detroit Free Press, Playful subject carries sinister shadings, by Kerri Cohen.

          The Detroiter, by Nick Sousanis.

2002  Observer Eccentric, Timely Trio…, by Linda Chomin.

           Observer Eccentric, Local Artist…, by Linda Chomin.

1995  The Detroit News, Focus Gallery's…, by Joy Colby.

1993  The Detroit News, Sticks and Stones…, by Joy Colby.

          Willing Disbelief Exhibition Catalog, Detroit Artists Market, 06/93 by Director Gerry Craig.

 

Education

1987-1990    Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Wayne State University, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.

1980-1984    Bachelor of Architecture, Professional Degree, University of Detroit, School of Architecture.

1977-1979    Liberal arts Curriculum, Henry Ford Community College.