Hector Jones
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Studio Member since 2012

b.1983

Hector Jones has cultivated a praxis of methodical, portrait-based artwork. He studies the nuances of facial expressions and presents them to the viewer with empathy and vulnerability. The resulting works are easily relatable yet powerful.

“I’m just trying to make it look as realistic as possible but have my own little twist. I put my own style to it. It’s time consuming but it’s fun.”

His style is rooted in low contrast graphite drawings punctuated with colored pencil and ink, though his most recent works have evolved to incorporate an increased measure of saturated colors. For Jones, art making functions as a reprieve from the stresses of every day life.

“It gets me away from being bored or in front of the TV or in my room all day. I can listen to music and do art at the same time. It lets me be free to do something other than be bored. I can get out there and people can look at my stuff.”

Jones is also a member of the studio’s band, Van Go Go. He has exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Chazen Museum of Art in Wisconsin and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago. Jones was also interviewed in a Chicago Athletic Association podcast featuring Arts of Life in 2019.

Very Bright, 2020
marker
18" x 24"
I’m Feeling Veggie Fruity, 2019
Colored Pencil
20" x 32"
Hot Actress, 2015
mixed medium
18" x 23"
Diamond Hills, 2018
Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
Reddish Brown Woman, 2019
Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
Thunder God, 2019
acrylic
11" x 14"
Sketchmatic, 2015
mixed medium
10" x 11"
Chicken Pasta with Rings, 2020
marker
23" x 19"
Profile Mugshot, 2019
Colored Pencil
14" x 16"
Healthy Kick, 2019
mixed medium
11" x 14"
A Great Act, 2020
Colored Pencil
30" x 22"
Selma, 2013
Pencil
18" x 12"
Yelling Pink, 2013
Colored Pencil
16" x 16"
The Eyes Are Watching, 2018
Pencil
9" x 12"
Warren on Expressions, 2018
Colored Pencil
13" x 18"
A Swift Look, 2016
mixed medium
11" x 14"
Daddy’s Son, 2019
Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
Serious Expression, 2018
mixed medium
11" x 14"
King of Pop, 2019
marker
11" x 14"
Anderson Stares, 2019
Pencil
11" x 11"
The Rule, 2017
Chalk Pastel
16" x 16"
A Hart of Concern, 2017
Pencil
12" x 12"
Mommy & Baby, 2019
mixed medium
26" x 40"
USO Suspicious, 2019
Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
The Dog Is Here, 2020
Graphite
0" x 0"
5th Annual Hidden Truths
Grey Matter Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, CA - 2016
Drawn to Art
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI - 2017
A is for Artist
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL - 2017
Permanent Collection
The Waisman Foundation, Madison, WI - 2017
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Very Bright, 2020
marker
18" x 24"
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I’m Feeling Veggie Fruity, 2019
Colored Pencil
20" x 32"
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Hot Actress, 2015
mixed medium
18" x 23"
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Diamond Hills, 2018
Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
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Reddish Brown Woman, 2019
Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
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Thunder God, 2019
acrylic
11" x 14"
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Sketchmatic, 2015
mixed medium
10" x 11"
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Chicken Pasta with Rings, 2020
marker
23" x 19"
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Profile Mugshot, 2019
Colored Pencil
14" x 16"
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Healthy Kick, 2019
mixed medium
11" x 14"
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A Great Act, 2020
Colored Pencil
30" x 22"
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Selma, 2013
Pencil
18" x 12"
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Yelling Pink, 2013
Colored Pencil
16" x 16"
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The Eyes Are Watching, 2018
Pencil
9" x 12"
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Warren on Expressions, 2018
Colored Pencil
13" x 18"
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A Swift Look, 2016
mixed medium
11" x 14"
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Daddy’s Son, 2019
Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
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Serious Expression, 2018
mixed medium
11" x 14"
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King of Pop, 2019
marker
11" x 14"
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Anderson Stares, 2019
Pencil
11" x 11"
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The Rule, 2017
Chalk Pastel
16" x 16"
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A Hart of Concern, 2017
Pencil
12" x 12"
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Mommy & Baby, 2019
mixed medium
26" x 40"
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USO Suspicious, 2019
Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
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The Dog Is Here, 2020
Graphite
0" x 0"
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