Eric Jones joined the Buffalo AKG Art Museum in 2015 as Public Art Project Coordinator. His collaboration on Public Art Initiative projects with the Curator of Public Art and fellow Coordinator have redefined the aesthetic landscape in Western New York. His list of completed projects include internationally renowned artists and muralists such as Hervé Tullet, Eduardo Kobra, Louise “Ouizi” Jones, and Tavar Zawacki, in addition to numerous other national, regional, and locally recognized artists. Jones’s efforts during the Buffalo AKG’s campus development and expansion project helped activate Albright-Knox Northland to continue engaging community audiences.
Jones previously worked in community art center outreach programs in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Richmond, Virginia, where he developed and initiated city-wide arts and culture programming. He also held a middle-school art teacher position before moving to Buffalo. Jones received his BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and upholds an active studio practice.