Roisin Jones is a multidisciplinary artist who combines photography, sculpture, poetry, and performance to embark on a profound exploration of identity, racial injustice, and the histories of the Caribbean diaspora. Her work captures the unique experiences of young black people, while her ongoing projects delve into themes such as isolation and grief. Drawing inspiration from folklore, Afro-futurism, black feminist ideologies, and intersectionality, Jones consistently challenges norms and pushes boundaries, creating spaces where audiences can critically engage with stories that have long been marginalised in history. Through her art, Jones aims to foster healing and connection. She believes that within the shadows lie the fragments of what is lost, waiting to be found, and that storytelling has the power to mend brokenness. Her research is centred on the re-imagining of Afro-Caribbean and multi-ethnic cultural heritage through the creation of sacred objects and spaces in contemporary art. Jones is driven by a desire to celebrate the stories that connect us, to traverse the realms of grief and exhilaration, and to illuminate the unknown. Her work is imbued with a haptic sensibility, honouring the essence of objects and drawing from her rich heritage, and engaging with ancient works from African cultures, indigenous Caribbean traditions, and global cultures, Jones aims to highlight their importance in forming identities.
Roisin Jones was the recipient of a Stanhill Foundation Grant which sponsored her through both a Graduate Diploma programme at the RCA as well as her MA in Contemporary Art. Her maiden photography project, Resilience resulted in a solo exhibition curated and managed by leading gallerist Tristan Hoare. Roisin has also sold her work to a number of collectors and is herself a collector of emerging artistic talent. A talented musician and poet, with multiple appearances and performances, Roisin is immersed in an emerging black artistic culture that is unfolding after the covid pandemic and the “Black lives matter” movement where engagement through a phenomenological exploration of art and creativity brings to life an energy and vitality that is impactful without apology.