Artist (Indianola, Iowa)
Session: Topophilia: Mapping a Sense of Belonging (Friday, 3:45 – 5:00pm)
Mary Jones makes mixed media artworks about walking. For 15 years, she was Professor of Art & Design at Grand View University in Des Moines, where she taught courses in printmaking, book arts, and graphic design. Prior to teaching, she worked as an illustrator with work published by The Chicago Tribune, Playboy Magazine, and the Philadelphia Enquirer, among others. She has work in the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Women in the Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and in the State Museum of Illinois in both Chicago and Springfield. She has been an artist in residence at the Ragdale Foundation and at Anchor Graphics, Chicago. She is a 2018-19 Iowa Arts Council Fellow.