G.B. Jones

“G.B.Jones is a provocateur, a 'secret agent who infiltrates an organization in order to invite trouble designed to make it's members commit acts that will incur punishment' (The American Heritage Dictionary). Her goal: Destruction. It's a thankless task, one which requires courage, style, creativity, a keen sense of justice, and sharp intelligence. Thankless, yet necessary.” -Jeffery Kennedy, G.B. Jones (Farm 7; ed. Steve LaFreniere), 1994.

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Selected One-Person Exhibitions
  • Crush, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Good. Bad. G.B. Jones, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada; curated by Reid Shier
  • Girly Pictures, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON, Canada; curated by Shonagh Adelman (catalogue: essay by Shonagh Adelman)
  • Feature, NYC, NY, USA
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • Pink Steam: Artists Respond To Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy, San Francisco Public Library, Eureka Valley Branch, San Francisco, CA, USA; curated by Colter Jacobson
  • Practice More Failure, LTTR at Art In General, NYC, NY, USA
  • Christmas Spice, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Drawing: The End Of The Line, Ecole Municipale de Dessin, Centre Culturel, Jean Lurcat, Paris, France (catalogue)
  • Mr. Ketchup Chip Presents Jennie O’s Rolodex Art Show, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Struts Gallery 8th Annual Mailart Show, Sackville, NB, Canada
  • Summer Group Show, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Christmas Spice, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Collage Party!, The Power Plant at the Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON, Canada; curated by Paul Butler and Wayne Baerwaldt
  • Christmas Spice, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Crafts! Crafts! Crafts!, ZsaZsa Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • I believe in the good of life, West Wing Art Space, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Sex In The Country, Forde Gallery, Geneve, Switzerland
  • A Girl Like You, Gallery Praz, Paris, France
  • The J.D.s Years, Art Metropole, Toronto, ON, Canada; curated by Luis Jacob (catalogue: essay by Luis Jacob)
  • curious barking @ stupendous strawberry, Galerie S. & H. deBuck, Gent, Belgium
  • Drawers, Feature, New York, NY, USA
  • Sugar, Sex, Magik, Brasilica, Berlin, Germany
  • 16 Rippen: Internationale Kunstlerinnen in Schwulen Museum, Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany (catalogue: essay by Hanne Loreck)
  • Flying Buttress Please, Torch, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Hothead L. Terrorist & Friends, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada; curated by Sue-Ellen Gerritsen (catalogue: essays by Sue-Ellen Gerritsen and Linda D. Wayne)
  • Drag City, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Canada; curated by Robert Sauvey
  • Ms. Strangelove, McGill Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada; curated by Caroline Azar and Rebecca Baird
  • Fictions, Guido Carbone, Torino, Italy; curated by Marcella Beccaria (catalogue)
  • Drag City, Ace Art, Winnipeg, MB, Canada;
  • The New Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada; curated by Robert Sauvey
  • Beauty # 2, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON, Canada; curated by Philip Monk (catalogue: essay by Philip Monk)
  • Representational Drawings, Feature, NYC, NY, USA
  • Fake I. D., 88 Room, Allston, MA, USA; curated by Lisa Gangitano (catalogue)
  • Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, NYC, NY, USA
  • In A Different Light, University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA (catalogue)
  • Fag-o-sites, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA; curated by Doug Ischar and John Ricco
  • Stonewall 25, White Columns, NYC, NY, USA; curated by Bill Arning
  • And, Feature, NYC, NY, USA
  • Oh Boy, It’s A Girl, Muncher Kunstverein, Germany (catalogue)
  • Coming To Power: 25 Years Of Sexually X-plicit Art By Women, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, USA; curated by Ellen Kantor
  • (Tiny) SHOES, New Langton Arts, SF, CA, USA; curated by D-L Alvarez
  • Truth Be Told: It’s All About Love, Lennon Weinberg, Inc., NYC, NY, USA; curated by Joseph Lauretano
  • part Fantasy, Jack Hanley Gallery, SF, CA, USA;
    Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Canada;
    Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada;
    curated by Nicola Tyson
  • The Use Of Pleasure, Terrain, SF, CA, USA; curated by Robert Nickas (catalogue)
  • Up With People, Feature, NYC, NY, USA
  • Tom Of Finland, G.B. Jones, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
  • Eau de Cologne 1983-1993, Monica Spruth Galerie, Koln, Germany
  • Coming To Power: 25 Years Of Sexually X-plicit Art By Women, David Zwirner Gallery, NYC, NY, USA; curated by Ellen Kantor
  • Trouble Over So Much Skin, Feature, NYC, NY, USA
  • part Fantasy, Trial Balloon 2, NYC, NY, USA; curated by Nicola Tyson (catalogue: essay by Faye Hirsch)
  • Drawings, Stuart Regen Gallery, LA, CA, USA
  • Stephen Dillemuth and Joseph Strau, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
  • The Red Light Show, Stichtung CASCO, Utrecht, The Netherlands; curated by Jack Jaeger
  • Situation: Perspectives On Lesbian and Gay Artists, New Langton Arts, SF, CA, USA; curated by Pam Gregg and Nayland Blake
  • All Grown Up, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, NYC, NY, USA
  • Outrageous Desire: The Politics and Aesthetics of Representation In Recent Work By Gay and Lesbian Artists, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA (catalogue: essays by Jonathon Weinberg and Marcia Salo)
  • All But The Obvious, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LA, CA, USA
Selected Film & Video Screenings
  • LTMIXTR, Mix Festival, NYC, NY, USA ("The Yo-Yo Gang")
  • Outfest, LA, CA, USA ("The Yo-Yo Gang")
  • Inside Out, Toronto, ON, Canada ("The Troublemakers")
  • Flash, Images Festival with Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada ("The Troublemakers" trailer)
  • Homoagogo, The Capital Theater, Olympia, WA, USA (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Ladyfest Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Punks Not Bored, The Blinding Light, Vancouver, BC, Canada (“The Troublemakers”)
  • G.B. Jones Retrospective, Homocore Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA; presented by Women In The Director’s Chair (“The Yo-Yo Gang; The Troublemakers”)
  • No Name No Slogan, Vaseline, Toronto, ON, Canada; curated by Scott Treleaven (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Please Kill The Movie Stars, Gay Shame ‘98 at DUMBA , Brooklyn, NY, USA (“The Troublemakers”)
  • The Toronto-Postpunk-Anarcho-Industrial-Super-8-Thing, Splice This Super 8 Film Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada; curated by Jonathon Pollard (“The Troublemakers”)
  • Mix Mac, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, USA (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Queer (S)Punk, Artist Television Access, SF, CA, USA ("The Yo-Yo Gang")
  • Mix, Mix New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, NYC, NY, USA (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • The World Wide Video Festival, The Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; entered by W 139 Gallery (“The Troublemakers”)
  • NDXLRTE, Index Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; curated by Jack Jaeger and Karl Holmqvist ("The Yo-Yo Gang")
  • Escape Attempts, Chrisiana, Byens Lys, Fabrikken, Copenhagen, Denmark; curated by Jack Jaeger and GLOBE (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Femme Flicke Film Night, Cambridge, MA, USA; curated by Tina Spangler (“The Yo-Yo Gang”) (catalogue)
  • Seattle Girl Convention, Seattle, WA, USA; curated by Tina Spangler (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Queer Action Film Night, Montreal Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Montreal, QU, Canada (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Queer Punk Movie Night, Epicanter, SF, CA, USA; curated by Q-TIP (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Punkalingus, Montreal Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Montreal, QC, Canada (“People In Your Neighbourhood”)
  • Shoot The Women First, Arts Theatre Club, London, England; curated by Lucy Thane (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Austin, TX, USA (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Oh Boy, It’s A Girl, Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany;
    Kunstraum Wein, Vienna, Austria;
    curated by Hedwig Saxenhuber (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • 10th Annual Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA, USA (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • 12th Annual Women In The Director’s Chair Festival, Chicago, IL, USA (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Melbourne Queer Film and Video Festival, Melbourne, Australia (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Undressing Crossdressing: Rebels, Irreverence and Girl Power, Institute Of Contemporary Art Theater, Boston, MA, USA; curated by Fishnet (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Homocore Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Punkalingus, New York Experimental Film Festival, NYC, NY, USA (“People In Your Neighbourhood”)
  • Women In The Director’s Chair Tour, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Fake World TV, “Fake” at Foxy’s, Chicago, IL, USA; curated by Steve LaFreniere (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • University of Pasadena, Pasadena, CA, USA (“The Yo-Yo Gang”)
  • Women and Violence, The Lab, SF, CA, USA; curated by Cecelia Dougherty (“People In Your Neighbourhood”)
  • New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, NYC, NY, USA (“The Yo-Yo Gang” work-in-progress)
  • Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, USA; curated by Jurgen Bruning (“The Yo-Yo Gang” work-in-progress)
  • J.D.s Movies, Purple Institution, Toronto, ON, Canada; sponsored by The Pleasure Dome (“The Troublemakers”)
  • J.D.s, “Chaos” at The Crystal Pistol, SF, CA, USA (“The Troublemakers”)
  • J.D.s Film Night, Montreal Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Montreal, QC, Canada (“The Troublemakers”)
  • J.D.s Super 8 Films, London Filmmakers Co-op, London, England (“The Troublemakers”)
Selected Bibliography
  • Lippens, Nate, Drawn In The Dark, The Stranger, 3 - 9 March
  • Sasha, Ms. Jones; you got a thing going on, Xtra, 28 April; page 21 (reproductions)
  • Tedesco, Antoine, Bringing the inside outside, Sceneandheard.ca
  • Cotter, Holland, Art In Review: Explosion LTTR, The New York Times, August 6; page B30
  • Donelly, Trisha, The Artists' Artists, Art Forum, December; page 85
  • Huston, Johnny Ray, 8 Days A Week: Steamy Windows, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, 7 - 14 July
  • Time Out New York; Explosion LTTR, 7on-line.com, August 4
  • Young, Stephanie, Pink Steam, The Well-Nourished Moon, posted June
  • Davies, Nicholas, Taking Responsibility; artists shouldn’t be delinquent, Xtra, 26 June; page 54 (reproduction)
  • Out In The City: All’s Fair, Xtra, 17 October; page 35
  • Vaughan, R.M., Wrong: That’s A Good Thing, Xtra, 22 August; page 29 (reproduction)
  • Gordon, Gordon, Dangerous Drawing: An Interview With G.B. Jones, Tablet 15 June; page 9 (reproduction)
  • Berniere, Vincent, G.B. Jones: La Fille de Tom, Beaux Arts, November, Issue 198; page 109 (reproduction)
  • Davies, Nick, ‘Zine It All Before?, Xtra, 26 August; page 27
  • Penaloza, Si Si, Sexy Queer Zine Culture Comes Out Again, Now Magazine, June
  • Popelier, Bert, Jonge Amerikanen, De Finacieel Economische Ti jd, February; page 12
  • Teixeira, Rob, Punk-lad Love, Dyke-core And The Evolution Of Queer Zine Culture In Canada, Broken Pencil, Spring, Issue 9; pages 11 – 17 (reproduction)
  • Johnson, Ken, Art In Review, The New York Times, 23 January; page E35
  • Gilmour, Allison, Drag City (Reviews), C, February-April; page 41
  • Kay, Lesbisch Kerle Im Schwulen Museum: 16 Rippen, Siegessavie, December; page 32 (reproduction)
  • Rutherford, Wayne ( photographer ), X-posed, Capital Xtra, February
  • Spada, Sabina, L’oggetto Del Disiderio, Tema Celeste, December; page 46-49 (reproduction, page 49)
  • Spangler, Tina, G.B. Jones Speaks, Femme Flicke, Issue 5; cover and pages 20-24
  • Taubin, Voice Choices, The Village Voice, 12-18 November
  • Werneburg, Brigitte, The Good Beuys: Kunst in Berlin jetzt Hospital, Abetz & Drescher, 16 Rippen”, Die Tageszeitung, December
  • Ashare, Matt, Chick Flicks, The Boston Phoenix, 19 July, Section 3; page 5
  • Levi, Paolo, La Mostra, La Repubblica, August
  • McDonnell, Evelyn, Grrrls On Film, The Village Voice, 12-18 November
  • Berry, Scott, Queer Zine Explosion, Metro Times, August-September; pages 22, 23 (reproduction)
  • Czach, Liz, The Emergence Of A Baker, Xtra, July (reproduction)
  • Farrow, Jane, G.B. Jones Feminist Home Invasion, Fuse, December; page 44 (reproduction)
  • Farrow, Jane, Tits, Tats and Testes: A Critique Of Yo-Yo Gang and Dyke City, Fireweed, Winter, Issue 47; pages 40-47 (reproduction)
  • Mays, John, The World Of Snide, Jokey Artwork, The Globe And Mail, 15 July; page C15 (reproduction)
  • McKay, Sally, Beauty # 2, Flash Art, November-December; page 59
  • Becker, Jochen, Klappe Dicht, Die Tageszeitung, October; page 17 (reproduction)
  • Goetz, Joachim, Auf dem Weg zum Klon, Landsuter Zeitung, 8 September
  • Helfand, Glen, Sympathy For The Devil, SF Weekly, 6 April; page 19
  • Huston, Johnny Ray, The Return Of Sexploitation, Future Sex, Issue 5; pages 28-31 (reproduction)
  • Huston, Johnny Ray, Riot Biiitch, SF Weekly, 6 July; cover and pages 12-13 (reproductions)
  • Mills, Sonya, The Yo-Yo Gang, Xtra, 25 November; page 37 (reproduction)
  • Prokop, Gisela, Mann oder Weib oder Was?, In Applaus (reproduction)
  • Corrigan, Susan, New Queer Cinema, I.D., January; pages 56-57
  • Davis, Vaginal, Artist Of The Century, Shrimp, Issue 1; pages 65-66 (reproductions)
  • Goings On About Town, The New Yorker, 7 June; page 21
  • Hot Pics, Nightlines, 17 March; page 25 (film still)
  • Raven, Arlene, A Queer Match, The Village Voice, 29 June; page 89
  • Scumacher, Rainald, Koln Kritik: Symptoms Of Decay, Flash Art, June; page 111 (reproduction)
  • Sherman, Betsey, Screen Scene, The Boston Globe, 13 May; page 13
  • Bekkering, Peter, Let’s talk About Sex, Culture Magazine WOAR, October; page 11
  • Dargis, Manohla, Two Fists Up, The Village Voice; page 68
  • From New York, BT-Bijutsu Techno, October; page 134
  • Figee, Thea. Bedrijvige Piemels en Borsten bij CASCO, Utrechts Nieuwsblad, 1 October
  • Hagemans, Arno, Riskant Erotiek, Maar Geen Porno in ‘The Red Light Show’, Utrechts Nieuwsblad, 24 September
  • Landstreet, Lynna, Queer Is Smart, Xtra; page 31
  • Levin, Kim, Choices, The Village Voice, 4 August; page 72
  • Goings On About Town, The New Yorker, 27 July; page 9
  • Simpson, Les, Tom Girls: The Art Of G.B. Jones, My Comrade/Sister, Summer Issue; page 18-19 (reproduction)
  • Helfand, Glen, S. F. Fax, Art Issues, September-October; pages 30-31 (reproduction)
  • Horn, Mark, The Visual Arts and Lesbian Visibility, Metrosource, Autumn-Winter; page 26 (reproduction)
  • Kotz, Liz, G.B. Jones, Arts, November; page 79 (reproduction)
  • The Degeneration Game, Square Peg, Fall, pages 32-34 (reproduction)
  • Block, Adam, The Queen Of Zine, The Advocate, November, page 75 (reproduction)
Projects and Reproductions of Artwork
  • Camper, Jennifer, editor, Juicy Mother, Issue 1, Soft Skull Publishers, NYC, NY USA; pages 78-82 (reproductions of artwork)
  • Kelley, David; Kirby, Robert, Boy Trouble, Issue 5, Boy Trouble Books, Seattle, WA, USA; page 29 (reproduction of artwork)
  • N.R.G., editors, S.I.N.ergy, Victoria, BC, Canada; back cover (reproduction of artwork)
  • Pressick, Jon, publisher, Trade, Toronto, ON, Canada; pages 13-16 (reproductions of artwork)
  • The Hidden Cameras, The arms of his 'ill', 10" EP Absolutely Kosher Records; back cover (reproduction of artwork)
  • Treleaven, Scott, editor, This Is The Salivation Army, Issue 10, Toronto, ON, Canada; pages 36-38 (reproductions of artwork)
  • Fastwolf, Corinna, editor, Sugar Needle, Issue 24, Minneapolis, MN, USA; cover (reproduction of artwork)
  • Treleaven, Scott, This Is The Salivation Army: Bootleg #3, Art Metropole. Toronto, ON, Canada, 130 pages, page 33 (reproduction of artwork)
  • Fisher, Robin, editor, What’s Wrong?: Explicit Graphic Interpretations Against Censorship, Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 160 pages (reproductions of artwork)
  • Fisher, Robin, editor, What Right?: Graphic Interpretations Against Censorship, Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 175 pages (reproduction of artwork)
  • Hammond, Harmony, Lesbian Art In America, Rizzoli Publications, NYC, NY, USA, 208 pages; pages 134, 136-137 (reproduction of artwork)
  • Juno, Andrea, Dangerous Drawings, Juno Books, NYC, NY, USA, 223 pages; cover and pages 114-129 (reproduction of artwork)
  • Lepore, Anne, editor, Aunt Franne, Issue 5, Stratford, NJ, USA; cover (reproduction of artwork)
  • Watts, Richard, editor, The Burning Times, Issue 6, Victoria, Australia; cover (reproduction of artwork)
  • D. Ferguson; P. McCrum; M. Mollineaux; R. Shier, editors, Boo, Issue 9, Vancouver, BC; cover (reproduction)
  • LaFreniere, Steve, editor, G.B. Jones, Feature and Instituting Contemporary Idea, publisher, NYC, NY, USA, 65 pages (reproductions of artwork)
  • Smith, Cherry, editor, Damn Fine Art, Cassell Books, London, England, 160 pages; pages 46, 64-65 (reproductions of artwork)
  • Blake, Nayland; Rinder, Lawrence; Scholer, Amy, editors, In A Different Light: Visual Culture, Sexual Identity, Queer Practice, City Lights Books, SF, CA, USA, 356 pages; pages 280-286 (reproductions of artwork)
  • On A Bender; Fragments From The Queer Frontier; Keeping Up With G.B. Jones, Wilde, SF, CA, USA, August-September; page 21 (reproductions of artwork)
  • Phillips, Ian, editor, Something About Sailors, Pas De Chance, publisher, Toronto, ON, Canada, 55 pages; page 18 (reproduction of artwork)
  • Bellamy, Dodie, Delinquent, A Poetics Of Criticism, K. Prevallet; P. Rehm; J. Spahr; M. Wallace, editors, Leave Books, Buffalo, NY, USA, 313 pages; pages 293-299 (reproduction of artwork)
  • Illustrations by G.B. Jones, Border/Lines, Toronto, ON, Canada, Issue 34-35; pages 79-80 (reproductions of artwork)
  • 1st Art-Gene Portable Museum, editor, Sex Quake, 1st Art-Gene Portable Museum, publisher, NYC, NY, USA; page 69 (reproduction of artwork)
  • Bitch Nation, editors, Double Bill, Toronto, ON, Canada, Issue 3; page 25 (reproduction of artwork)
  • Hudson, Show, documents, NYC, NY, USA, October; pages 31-35 (reproduction of artwork)
  • von Brucker, Jena, editor, Jane Gets A Divorce, Toronto, ON, Canada, Issue 1; page 4 (reproduction of artwork)
  • Ewert, Mark and Watkins, Mitchell, editors, Ruh Roh!, Issue 1, Winter, published by Feature and Instituting Contemporary Idea, NYC, NY, USA; pages 25-27 (reproductions of artwork)
  • Kotz, Liz, The Body You Want, Artforum, November; pages 82-89 (reproduction of artwork)
  • von Brucker, Jena and Klaus, editors, Jane and Frankie, Toronto, ON, Canada, Issue 2; page 30 (reproduction of artwork)
  • Portfolio, Outlook, Fall,; pages 10-11 (reproduction of artwork)
  • Jones, G.B. and LaBruce, Bruce, editors, J.D.s, Toronto, ON, Canada, Issue 8 (reproduction of artwork)
  • Fifth Column, All-Time Queen Of The World, Hide Records and Tapes, Toronto, ON, Canada, catalogue number Hide009; cover (reproduction of artwork)