Ethan Aaro Jones (b. 1985, Washington, D.C.) is a photographer and artist currently living and working Minneapolis, Minnesota. He holds a MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Ethan’s work has been exhibited internationally, and he staged his first solo exhibition at the University of Notre Dame in 2014.

Ethan Aaro Jones was a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Education

2012

Columbia College Chicago

MFA, Photography

2007

Rochester Institute of Technology

BFA with Honors, Professional Photographic Illustration

Exhibitions

2017

Horizon Line, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

Americana, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO

Pathways and Passages, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT

2016

Summer-Winter, Paikka, St. Paul, MN

Untitled 12, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

Photography Now!, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR

Art Now: Photography 2016, 117 Gallery, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Analogue Portrait Project, Aesthesia Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Midwest Photo Emerge, Center Gallery, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS

IFP MN Photo Show, Marsden/Gustafson Gallery, St. Paul, MN

2015

Provincial Field Notes, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

Portraits, Mpls Photo Center Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

The Apartment, Presented by Darkroom, Boston, MA

Here and Away, Art Garage Gallery, Green Bay, WI

Fotofilmic ‘14, Lomography Store Gallery, New York, NY

Fotofilmic ‘14, dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2014

Fotofilmic ‘14, Back Gallery Project, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Oh Ophelia!, Design Studio, Montreal, QC, Canada

Last Summer, Photography Gallery, Riley Hall, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN (solo)

All the Days and Nights, 5th Floor Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012

Towels, A Survey of a Familiar Objects, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

Like. Share. Follow., Hokin Gallery, Chicago, IL (curated by Alexandra Field)

F8 MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue)

Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Visual Arts Competition Finalist Exhibition, Union League Club, Chicago, IL

2011

Albert P. Weisman Exhibition, Arcade Gallery, Chicago, IL

Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Visual Arts Competition Finalist Exhibition, Union League Club, Chicago, IL

2008

Bare, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Jörg Colberg)

Push-Pin Show, Union Hall Gallery, Rockport, ME

2007

This Is Not The Future, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Mélange, Union Hall Gallery, Rockport, ME

OX, Visual Studies Workshop Gallery, Rochester, NY

2006

In Water, Wallace Memorial Library Gallery, Rochester, NY (solo)

The Art of Photography Show, Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, CA (juried by Arthur Ollman) (catalogue)

SPAS Student Honors Show, RIT Photography Gallery, Rochester, NY

Publications

2015

American Chordata Issue 2, American Chordata, New York, NY

2014

Incandescent, Issue 5, Incandescent Magazine, Portland, OR

2008

Jaarmagazine 2008, On Simplicity, Delta Lloyd Group, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007

Flash Forward 2007, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, ON, Canada

Awards and Fellowships

2017

Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, St. Paul, MN

2016

First Place, 30 at 8x10, Minneapolis, MN

2015

Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists Semifinalist, Minneapolis, MN

2014

Fotofilmic'14 Honorable Mention (4th Place), Vancouver, BC, Canada

McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship Semi-Finalist, Minneapolis, MN

2012

Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Fellowship, Chicago, IL

2011

Albert P. Weisman Memorial Award, Chicago, IL

Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Fellowship, Chicago, IL

2009

Follett Fellowship Award, Chicago, IL

2007

Flash Forward 2007 Honorable Mention, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, ON, Canada