Alethia Jones is a Dallas Texas native, calling San Antonio home sine 2009. After spending several years pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fashion design, Jones left school and explored various endeavors, attempting to forge an alternate career path. After experimenting with jewelry making and leather-crafting, she began painting on canvas. Her first painting, titled, “Victory”, was completed in 2018.
Alethia Jones’ work primarily focuses on spirituality, mental illness, and lucid dreams. She has showcased her work at R Space, Dock Space Gallery, Black Dot Studio, Clamp Light Art Gallery, and San Antonio’s Culture Commons. She has also exhibited her work at San Antonio’s first Black art studio, In The Eye of The Beholder Art Gallery. Jones’ paintings have been featured on the cover of La Prensa San Antonio, The Lone Star Art District’s website, and Glasstire’s list of 100 Black Artists in Texas to Watch.
Like so many people on the planet, I have spent the majority of my life living with mental illness. After years of anger, sadness, and uncertainty, I was finally diagnosed with ADHD and Schizophrenia.
The number of humans with mental illnesses on the planet has been increasing each year, with no end in sight. My work exposes the helplessness of one grappling with negative current events and life, but also suggests that hope does exist, and there is still much beauty to behold in this world.
Mar 24 - Apr 02, 2023