Carmichael Jones works in installation, sculpture, film, photography and performative objects to upend parameters of the encounter and orientation. Often playful and slightly irreverent, their work addresses political concerns of communication and what it means to be a body in relation; the structure of seeing and being seen. This approach is reflexive, mirroring back the bodily aspects of viewing to expose the nuances of encountering. Consequently, Jones queers the act of art viewing through their use of material and spatial contradictions with an emphasis placed on edges or the periphery. Based in Philadelphia, they hold an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and have taught classes at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, University of the Arts and Penland School of Craft among others. They’ve shown at places such as Vox Populi, The Museum of Glass and Heller Gallery. Jones is creative co-director of The Whole Shebang and a former fellow at the Creative Glass Center of America.