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Artists Index: Ayesha Jones

Ayesha Jones (b. 1990) is an artist based in the West Midlands. She works predominantly with photography and film and is interested in art as a catalyst for growth, healing and social impact.   Jones’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she has won awards, including Magnum Photos and The Photography Show’s 30 under 30 international award, Portrait of Britain (2022 and 2023) and Decade of Change.   Jones’ solo exhibition Motherland was exhibited as part of Coventry City of Culture 2021. She uses her family lineage as a mixed heritage person, to highlight the interconnected nature of identity, humanity, nature and all things. Jones has recently worked on a commission with Ikon Gallery and Birmingham Hospice, exploring themes around ageing and end of life. Her work 'Leave A Light In My Room' was exhibited at Ikon Gallery in August 2023. Jones is currently on commission with Multistory and Gaia Foundation for the campaign "Feeding The UK." Jones is also working on a DYCP from Arts Council England developing work around the relationship between emotion and the body, through the lens of living with Scoliosis.