Tomiko Jones' work is linked to place, exploring transitions in the landscape in social, cultural and geographical terms. Jones received her Master of Fine Arts in Photography with a Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Her work considers the twin crises of too much and too little water in the age of climate change–water as site of cultural practice, economic imperative, and locus of spiritual belief. Projects include "Hatsubon", a two-volume project in photography and video installation; the long-term project "Rattlesnake Lake"; and the immersive and interactive multi-imedia theatre performance "The Gretel Project", a four-person collaboration with 18 players.
She is the recipient of awards including the Center for Photography at Woodstock AIR Program, En Foco New Works Fellowship (New York), 4Culture and CityArtists (Seattle), and Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes (France). Tomiko was an invited Resident Artist at Museé Niépce in Chalon-Sur-Saône, France, and a Fellow at The Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France.
As Visiting Artist and Curator-in-Residence at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, Tomiko developed "Cumulus", an exhibition and programming series examining environmental issues. As an educator, Tomiko taught in the MFA Program at CIIS, as Assistant Professor and Photography Program Coordinator at Metropolitan State University of Denver redeveloped curriculum to reflect interdisciplinary practices; taught as full-time Faculty at New Mexico State University; and Visiting Professor at Drury University Summer Institute for Visual Arts. She is a national board member of the Society for Photographic Education.