Eric Jones (he/they/theirs) joined the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in 2015 as Public Art Project Coordinator. His collaboration on projects with the Curator of Public Art and fellow Coordinator have redefined the aesthetic landscape in Western New York. His list of completed projects include internationally renowned artists and muralists such as Hervé Tullet, Eduardo Kobra, Louise “Ouizi” Jones, and Tavar Zawacki, in addition to numerous other national, regional, and locally recognized artists. Jones’s efforts during the Albright-Knox’s campus expansion and closure helped activate the AK Northland satellite space to continue engaging community audiences.
Jones previously worked in community art center outreach programs in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Richmond, Virginia, where he developed and initiated city-wide arts and culture programming. He also held a middle-school art teacher position before moving to Buffalo. Jones received his BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and upholds an active studio practice.