2019 Create Change Fellow | 2020 Creative Action Fund Awardee
Far Rockaway | Printmaking, Ceramic, Photography
Jennifer Jones was born and raised in New York and lives with her family in Far Rockaway. She is a multidisciplinary socially engaged artist who activates and inspires the public with art.
Creative Action Fund 2020 | The Dream Exchange
In an effort to find common ground and begin the process of healing in The Rockaways—a community divided by economics, race politics, and culture—the artist will ask people in her community to share their dreams for their families, their community, and their country over Zoom. With their permission and their recordings, she will reflect the stories back to participants using art made and inspired by them.
What artist, curator, activist or project has influenced or inspired you?
I am inspired by people who have sacrificed so much to make people’s lives better by trying to make the world more equitable. I use art to create a world where everyone has their basic needs and rights met.
What place in your neighborhood is personally meaningful to you and why?
I live in the Rockaways specifically to be close to the boardwalk. It is affirming to see people of all ages and from all walks of life, engaging in various activities. Most of the people in the community value this space and work hard to maintain it.