Emily Blythe Jones creates mixed-media paintings and sculptures inspired by an inherited family archive of photographs, oral histories and ephemera from her Midwestern background. Glimpsing into the generations that shaped her existence, she juxtaposes the present and past of identity politics, gender norms and culture, and reflects on a collective history adapting to the compression and expansion of time and space. In rendering sculpted forms, she employs traditional mold-making techniques with a non-traditional, non-toxic, reusable material she developed. Jones was raised in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and moved to California in 2010 to attend California State University Northridge. Under the tutelage of the head of Painting, Samantha Fields, and the head of Sculpture, Christian Tedeschi, she worked with a variety of materials and techniques in the interdisciplinary program and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in 2016. Jones has taught art courses at California State University Northridge and de Toledo High School in West Hills, CA. In 2017, she was inducted as a director for the Downtown Los Angeles artist run gallery, Monte Vista Projects. Her work has recently been exhibited at Loyola Marymount University in “Dream Wavers,”as a part of Other Places Art Fair in San Pedro, CA, with QiP0 Art Fair in Mexico City, in “Heat of the Moment” at Eastside International Los Angeles, "I swear it was just there.” at Dalton Warehouse in Los Angeles, "GLAMFA" at California State University Long Beach, and "Apple Pie" at Goodyear Arts in Charlotte, NC.