Android Jones

Meet the Artists of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

A picture of a gallery view with paintings on the wall and a VR station in the middle.

Android Jones Gallery View. Photo by Ron Blunt.

On view from March 30, 2018 to September 16, 2018

A longtime member of the Burning Man community, Jones is best known as a “digital painter” who uses a custom computer set up to create layered, psychedelic works and live performances. In addition to the work he has brought to Burning Man, he has contributed his art to events on six continents, participating in the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well tour and projecting his work on the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building. At the center of Jones’s work is a fascination with spirituality and altered states of consciousness. Describing his style as Electro-Mineralism, he attributes his ability to create to the wonders of technology and credits the planet’s resources for advancements in art production. By manipulating light and energy, he aims to capture complex concepts and alter the viewer’s perception, pushing the boundaries of the imagination through the use of innovative media.

Andrew “Android” Jones began studying art at the age of eight. He attended the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, where he trained in traditional drawing, painting, and animation. Jones interned at George Lucas’s Industrial Light & Magic and, in 2005, he began his career as an independent artist. He now lives in his home town of Lyons, Colorado, maintaining a large art studio in a repurposed barn.

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.