Tuesday Brunch #06 🌊🦈 🎨 X sƎuOɾ Ǝıפu∀

SharkTales Art Club is a weekly deep dive into entrepreneurship, art, technology, NFTs, and life lessons from master builders, hosted by MiripolskyRavin, and NFTG. To RSVP, listen or replay click here.

Who is⊥ɹ∀ sƎuOɾ Ǝıפu∀?

Angie Jones is an American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Her work addresses the influence of technology on our shared brain circuitry. Angie applies technical, digital, and traditional methods incorporating conceptual practice to create her visual language. She uses painting, video, and sculpture to study how technology invades our lives. Angie deconstructs the work using faceted surfaces (like low polygon video game art) to create something new from something old and make it new again. In the end, she maintains one foot in the past and another in the future and calls into question how we perceive art and images by tracing a loop historically through representation, technology, and science.

She holds 25+ years of experience in Visual Effects and Animation, working as an Animation Supervisor and Animator for studios such as Sony Pictures Imageworks, Cinesite, Disney, and feature franchises like Stuart Little, Xmen, Pan’s Labyrinth & The Smurfs. Before this, she dedicated her time working in Video Games like Red Dead Redemption, Oddworld Abe’s Exoddus, and Dino Crises. Her experiences working in Visual Effects, Video Games, and Animation inspires the “peak shift” palette, faceted surface, and idiosyncratic portrayal of personality through paint, video, animation, and sculpture.

In 2021, inspired by Beeple, the artist, and the increased visibility of Bitcoin and NFTS, Angie explored new spaces for artists through blockchain. Saatchi Art curators encouraged Angie to participate in her first NFT drop with the “The Other Avatars” project.  “The Other Avatars” is a collection of 2,523 individual works of art created by 154 artists. Each artist made at least 10 unique avatars and a maximum of 20 for the project. The collection of avatars sold out in less than 20 minutes! Angie tokenized her small edition of 15 avatars on the Ethereum blockchain @OpenSea, January 2022.

Angie is currently working on a new drop for Spring 2022, consisting of “one of one” masterworks and new PFP collections, all conceived from unique storytelling, lore, worlds, and metaverse. 

Jones was featured at Miami Art Basel in December 2017 as a Pantone trending artist issuing two limited edition prints to celebrate the year’s color – Ultra-Violet through the support of Saatchi Art. Jones’s work has been the subject of a solo exhibition at Prohibition Gallery, Los Angeles (2014). She has exhibited in the US and abroad including galleries and museums: Rhythms & Visions Expanded Live Show @ USC (2018), Huntington Beach Art Center (2016), Ball State University Atrium Gallery (2015), Laguna Art Museum (2015), Q Art Salon (2015), Prohibition Gallery (2014), Flower Pepper Gallery (2014), Bedford Gallery (2014), Cella Gallery (2103), Fullerton Art Museum (2012), The Chandler Center for Art in Arizona (2011), Rockford Art Museum (2011) and James Gray Gallery (2008). Angie’s work is published in LA Weekly; Apartment Therapy, Platinum Cheese, Quiet Lunch, Get Inspired, Examiner, and The Wall Street Journal. Jones earned a degree in Electronic Arts from the Atlanta College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Laguna College of Art + Design.