Alun Rhys Jones
Alun Rhys Jones is an Australian-based artist, whose practice focuses on themes related to identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. Recent work has investigated the use of the body, gender, celebrity, form, language and colour in a post internet, late capitalist, consumer society.
His work questions the relationship we have with visual media, allowing us to analyse the processes by which we see and are seen and to question our sense of reality within a mass media world.
Alun Rhys Jones graduated with Honours from the National Art School in 2011. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout Australia and internationally. Since graduating he has participated in eight solo exhibitions and more than 30 group shows. Notable exhibitions include The Last Days of Dionysus (Part 1) at Brenda May Annex, Sydney; The Last Days of Dionysus (Part 2) at Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane; Untitled ® at MOP Gallery, Sydney; Colour Union™ at Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney; Solo Show at Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane; POP LIVING at Schwartz Gallery, London; the Salon Des Refusés at S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney and Allsorts, Gould Galleries, Melbourne.
Alun Rhys Jones has been shortlisted for over 40 Awards and Prizes including the Doug Moran National Art Prize, the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, the Rick Amor Drawing Prize, the Emporio Armani Commission, the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award and the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing. He has been Highly Commended in the Chippendale New World Art Prize, Clayton Utz Art Award, Waverley Art Prize and the John Olsen Prize for Figure Drawing and was the winner of the North Sydney Art Prize Painting Award in 2012.
Alun Rhys Jones has participated in the Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency in Berlin, received both the NAVA Australia Artist's Grant and William Fletcher Foundation Grant.