Tom Jones

(b.1964; resides Madison, WI)

Tom Jones is an interdisciplinary artist who makes work about indigenous traditions, communities, and histories. Jones is particularly interested in how American Indian people have been portrayed in the past and works to counter ethnographic portraits taken by white photographers that historically have represented native histories. In this series, Jones applies beading designs that are traditionally applied on clothing to his portraits of people in his tribe, the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. The artist states: “I am interested in broadening the conversation of portraiture in mainstream art and to present a nation that is generally unseen in popular culture.”
Choka Watching Oprah, 1998Choka Watching Oprah, 1998
Nina Cleveland, 1999Nina Cleveland, 1999


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