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Otis Jones (b. 1946, Galveston, Texas) received his BFA from Kansas State University in 1969. He pursued graduate studies at Montana State University before completing his MFA from the University of Oklahoma in 1972. He was the recipient of a Visual Artists Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1982 and has held numerous teaching positions at Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Austin during the ‘70s. He served as a Visiting Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington from 1992 to 1997.

Recent solo exhibitions include Semiose Gallerie, Paris, FR (2022); Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2021); Marc Straus, New York, NY (2021, 2019, 2018); Barry Whistler, Dallas, TX (2020, 2016); Sunday-S, Copenhagen, DK (2019, 2017); Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, BE (2019); Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX (2017); and Annex14, Zurich, CH (2016). The artist’s work was featured in a two-person exhibition, Ron Gorchov and Otis Jones: 30 Year Retrospective, at CAB Foundation, Brussels in 2021.

His work is featured in numerous public collections, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, KS; San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas; and the Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, among others.

Jones lives and works in Dallas, Texas.