Jacque Quijote (Phillip Mallory Jones)
The trajectory of my work, spanning four decades, describes a process of
transformation of vision across temporal terrains, migration of content through a spectrum of modes, and the convergence of concept and intention in evolving technologies.
Modes and terrains I’ve traversed include fiction writing, 35mm and view camera photography, 16mm animation, analogue and digital video, digital photo and graphics, sculpture in polyester resin, digital 3D modeling and animation, synthetic worlds, and drumming as ritual practice.
My work has been broadcast and exhibited in North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. I was co-founder and Director of Ithaca Video Projects (1971-85), one of the pioneering media arts centers, and Director/Curator of the Annual Ithaca Video Festival (1974-83), the first juried touring collection of video art. In 1989, I was curator for ICONO NEGRO: The Black Aesthetic In Video Art, at the Long Beach Museum of Art. In 2002, I received the Arizona Governor’s Award in the Arts, for his digital paintings. In 2001, I received the National Black Programming Consortium “Prized Pieces” award for the Negro Ensemble Company interactive CD-ROM.
I am currently the Lead Design Artist at The Aesthetic Technologies Lab, College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, investigating emerging paradigms in synthetic world pedagogy and practice.
My work has been supported by the College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, 2006-08, for In The Sweet Bye & Bye and synthetic world development; Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, 2004, for The Vo-Du Macbeth Opera; Arizona Commission on the Arts, 2002, for digital paintings; Columbia College at Chicago, 2001, for Doxology Opera, set design; Arizona State University Public Events, 1998, for Drummin’, performance concert; Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, 1995, for Alchemy CD-ROM; National Black Programming Consortium, 1994, for Alchemy CD-ROM; Independent Television Service, 1993, for First World Order video production; Ford Foundation, 1993, for First World Order video production; National Endowment for the Arts, 1992, for First World Order video production; New York State Council on the Arts, 1991, for First World Order video production; Whitney Museum of American Art, 1991, for Paradigm Shift animation production; American Center in Paris, 1991, for Paradigm Shift animation production; Bohen Foundation, 1991, for Paradigm Shift animation production; Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowship, 1991, for First World Order video production; Smithsonian Institution, 1991, Experimental Gallery, multi-channel video installation; Independent Television Service, 1981, for Soldiers of a Recent and Forgotten War video production; Television Laboratory at WNET/13, 1979, for Black/White & Married video production; Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1979, for Black/White & Married video production; American Film Institute, 1976, for The Trouble I’ve Seen video/animation production; Television Laboratory at WNET/13, 1975, for No Crystal Stair video/animation production; National Endowment for the Arts,1973–1984, for Ithaca Video Projects, Inc., media arts center; New York State Council on the Arts, 1972–1984, Ithaca Video Projects, Inc., media arts center; Creative Artists Public Service Program, 1972, 1974, for video art.
My art portfolio includes LISSEN HERE! (2004) a book of poetry and photo-collage, plus film animations, video, interactive digital disc-based works, multi-media installations and performances. I have also published fiction and essays, and created sculptures in polyester resin.
My recent work includes In The Sweet Bye & Bye, an installation in Second Life. Work-in-progress includes BRONZEVILLE, and Idlewild: The Black Eden, immersive worlds creation.
My academic credentials include the MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University (1971), and the BA from Beloit College (1969).
Faculty appointments include the Batza Distinguished Scholar in Art and Art History, at Colgate University, 2002-03; Artist-In-Residence at the Institute For Studies In The Arts, and Senior Lecturer, College of Fine Arts, Arizona State University (1991-2001); and Assistant Professor on the Film/Television faculties of the State University of New York at Fredonia (1990-91), Howard University (1987-1989), and Ithaca College (1984-1987).