About the Artists Database

The NIVAL Artists Database has been compiled in order to improve public access to the Library's extensive information files on 20th century and contemporary Irish artists.  These files contain exhibition catalogues, newspaper cuttings and ephemera on over 3,500 artists born or based in Ireland.

The Artists Database is a reference resource providing basic biographical and work details on each artist abstracted from the information contained in the hard copy files held in the Library.  It is important to realise that the records are a summary of the information held in each artist's file.  A visit to NIVAL is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

Although we have endeavoured to ensure the information is correct, it is inevitable, given the diverse sources of information, that some inaccuracies may occur.  Changes and updates are made on an ongoing basis and the Library welcomes suggestions, criticism, and donations of relevant material.

Filter Artists:

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/3171
  • First Name: Jesse
  • Last Name: Jones
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: Not specified
  • Place of Birth: Dublin
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Time Based Art
    • Sculpture
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Video
    • Drawings
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Not Specified
  • Represented By: Not Specified
  • Public Art: Yes
  • Size: 1
  • Manuscript Material: Yes
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection


Jones draws inspiration from social struggles and history. Her film works explore strikes and protests by workers who demand union recognition. These works are also concerned with the idea that real social regeneration is not something that is constructed architecturally, but is manifest instead in forms of political and social solidarity. Jones has exhibited in numerous group shows across Ireland. File contains a press release.

There is a file in the digital ephemera related to this artist. If you have a login then click here to access it.