Thursday, November 4 @ 5 – 6:15pm
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks
Professor Tom Jones’ artwork is a commentary on American Indian identity, experience and perception. He examines how American Indian culture is represented through popular culture and raises questions about these depictions of identity by non-natives and Natives alike. He continues to work on an ongoing photographic essay on the contemporary life of his tribe, the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin.
Jones co-authored the book People of the Big Voice, Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1943. He is the co-curator for the exhibition and contributing author to the book, For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw for the National Museum of the American Indian. Jones’s work is the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, Polaroid Corporation, Sprint Corporation, The Chazen Museum of Art, The Nerman Museum, and Microsoft.
He received his MFA in Photography and a MA in Museum Studies from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. Jones is a Professor of Photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and represented by Sherry Leedy Contemporary. tomjonesho-chunk.com