born 1962, Canton, OH.
lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

BA, Yale University, New Haven, CT.


Is It Really So Strange?, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium
There should be a new word for happiness., David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Is It Really So Strange?, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Virtuosic Siblings: Berlin/Los Angeles Festival of Film/Art, Goethe Institut, Los Angeles, CA.
BodyPolitcX, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
NeoIntegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY.
Modes of Disclosure, Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.Good Morning, Midnight, curated by Bruce Hainley, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY.
The Backroon, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France
The California Files: re-viewing side effects of cultural memory, curated by Ariane Beyn, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Otra de Vaqueros, The Backroom, Celda Contemporánea, Mexico City, Mexico

many, many guys and girls, all real beauties, Circus of Books, West Hollywood, CA.
The Backroom, New Langdon Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Having Been Described in Words, Orchard, New York, NY.

Bebe le Strange, D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY.
Sugartown, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY.

The Art Chicago International Invitational, Golinko Kordansky Gallery Booth, Chicago, IL.

Inaugural Exhibition, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

A Show That Will Show That a Show Is Not Only a Show, The Project, Los Angeles, CA.

Ars Moralis, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst Barbara Claassen-Schmal, Bremen, Germany
Urban Pornography, Artists Space, New York, NY.


Tearoom (video, color, silent, 56 min.)

More British Sounds (video, color, sound, 8 min.)
150 Films (video, black and white, sound, 11 min.)
Film Montages (for Peter Roehr) (video, color, sound, 10 min.)
All Male Mash Up (video, color, sound, 29 min.)
v.o.(video, color, sound, 59 min.)
Mansfield 1962 (video, black and white, silent, 9.5 min. loop)

Is It Really So Strange? (digital video, color, 80 min.)

The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography (video, color, sound, 20 min.)

Finished (16mm film, color, sound, 75 min.)

Massillon (16mm film, color, sound, 70 min.)


Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Extracted: Recent Films by William Jones, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA. 

Filmforum, Los Angeles, CA.

Tate Modern, London, England

Rice Media Center, Houston, TX.

Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, British Columbia, CA.

Scratch Projections, Cinéma L'Entrepôt, Paris, France

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH.
Filmforum, Los Angeles, CA.

Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL.
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.

Film in the Cities, Saint Paul, MN.
Filmforum, Los Angeles, CA.


Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA.
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA.
14th Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
20th Mix Festival, Sun Factory, New York, NY.
15? Mix Festival Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil, touring to Grarulhos, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Niterói and Brasília
Reeling Film Festival, Chicago, IL.
Pink Screens Alternative Gender Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium
Pornfilmfestival Berlin , Berlin, Germany
QFest Houston, Angelika Film Center, Houston, TX.
Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia
The Dangerous Hours of the Peeping Race, InDPanda International Short Film Festival, Hong Kong
Outfest, Los Angeles, CA
Identities Queer Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
New Festival, New York, NY
InsideOut, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Little Rock Film Festival, Little Rock, AK.
53rd Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
Indie Lisboa International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
9th Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Buenos Aires, Argentina
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, National Film Theatre, London, England
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina
Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California
Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, Illinois
ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

IFC Center, New York, NY.
Butt Magazine Screening, Tate Modern, London, England and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Filmforum, Los Angeles, CA.
Mix New York, New York, NY.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
Flanders International Film Festival, Ghent, Belgium
Antwerp Film Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
BUTT Film Screening,
Cinematexas, Austin, Texas
Vela, Copenhagen, Denmark
Izola Film Festival, Izola, Slovenia
Tomorrowland, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Scanners: The 2006 New York Video Festival, New York, NY.
Indie Lisboa International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
Izola Film Festival, Izola, Slovenia
7 Inch Cinema, Birmingham, England
Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY.
Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore
UCSB Multicultural Center, Santa Barbara, CA.

Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX.
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH.
Propositions, Viennale, Vienna, Austria
City of Los Angeles (COLA) Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA., Barnsdall Gallery Theater, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA.
Mix Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Brasilia and São Paolo, Brazil
thefilmworks, Manchester, England
San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, San Francisco, CA.
The Queen's Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Antwerp Film Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
Fusion Festival, Los Angeles, CA.

FACT, Liverpool, England

DV8 Identities, Vienna, Austria
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.

Les Yeux de l'Ouïe, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France

Tucson Sex Worker Film and Video Festival, Tucson, AZ.
Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA.

OVNI 2000, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY. Unwashed, Unwed, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Chicago UndergroundFilm Festival, Chicago, IL. Revelation Film Festival, Fremantle, Australia

Alternative Visions, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY.
International Festival of New Cinema and New Media, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Visible Evidence, UCLA Film and Television Archive, Los Angeles, CA.
Testing The Limits, National Film Theatre, London, England
Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Video: Cheap and Priceless, Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium

Film House, Copenhagen, Denmark
Image Film/Video Center, Atlanta, GA.
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA.
Sex Worker Film Festival, Cinema 21, Portland, OR.
Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia

Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT.
Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
International Documentary Film Festival, Odivelas, Portugal
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Personal/Public/Private, Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR.
The Alternative Screen, American Cinematheque, Los Angeles, CA.

Hey There, Good Neighbor, The '90's Channel, Boulder, CO.
The Alternative Screen, American Cinematheque, Los Angeles, California

Disorder Today, The American Center, Paris, France
Cine City: Film and Perceptions of Urban Space, 1895-1995, Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica, CA.
Family Album, Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA.
Video Annuale, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
There's No Place Like Home, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
American Film Institute Video Festival, Los Angeles, CA.
Video In, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Los Angeles Festival, Los Angeles, CA.
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, OH.
Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Family: There's No Life Like It, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Athens International Film Festival, Athens, OH.
New Year/New Work, Artists Space, New York, NY.
Festival International du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
Reel Time, P.S. 122, New York, NY.
The Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
The New Festival, New York, NY.
Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia

Denver International Film Festival, Denver, CO.
Outcomes, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH.
Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA.

Art Center Faculty Enrichment Grant 
J. Paul Getty Trust Fund Fellowship, California Community Foundation

City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (COLA) Grant
Art Center College of Design Faculty Enrichment Grant

Durfee Foundation Artist Fellowship

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Best Experimental/Independent Film, Los Angeles Film Critics Association

A.F.I. Independent Film and Video Maker Program Grant

Brody Arts Fund Fellowship, California Community Foundation

(* indicates non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

O’Driscoll, Bill, “Tearoom,” Pittsburg City Paper, December 12 – 19, 2007, p.102. 
“The Artists’ Artists,” Artforum, December 2007, p.123. 
Azoury, Philippe.  “Hard contemporain: Festival du porno. Tout l’underground en chaleur à Berlin,” Libération, October 31, 2007 
* BodyPolitcX. Rotterdam: Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, 2007. 
Sicinski, Michael. “Original Pirate Material: Twelve Rounds with William E. Jones,” Cinema Scope, issue 31, Summer 2007, pp. 29-35.
Condon, Emily. “In Good Standing: The Walker’s Queer Takes Series Has Plenty of Substance,” The Onion (Minneapolis) June 21, 2007. 
Cotter, Holland, “‘Good Morning, Midnight’ at Casey Kaplan,” The New York Times, July 27, 2007
“V.O.,” Chicago Reader, Vol 36, No 21, February 16, 2007. 
Pride, Ray. “Films to See Now: v. o.”  Newcity (Chicago) February 15, 2007. 
Goldberg, Max, “Thursday: Experience ‘Alternative Visions’ at the PFA,” SF360, February 15, 2007.
Huston, Johnny Ray and William E. Jones. “A q&a about v.o.: talking tearooms, movies, Morrissey, and melancholy with filmmaker William E. Jones,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, February 13, 2007.
Huston, Johnny Ray. “Underground meets underground: William E. Jones uncovers hidden stories in porn’s dark edges,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, vol. 41, issue 20, February 12, 2007.
Hainley, Bruce, “This Charming Man,” Artforum, January 2007, pp. 67 – 68, 276.
Comer, Stuart, “Emerging Artists,” Frieze, January – February 2007, p.136.

Abele, Robert, “Screening Room: Repurposing as an art form,” Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2006,
Willis, Holly, “New Video Work by William E. Jones,” LA Weekly, December 6, 2006,p. 110
Kushner, Rachel, “On the Ground: Los Angeles,” Artforum, December 2006, p. 255
Ehrenstein, David, "The U.K. in L.A." L.A. Weekly, November 24 - 30, 2006, p. 35
Zimmerman, Natalie, "Out There Where Nothing Is," Camerawork, Vol. 33, No. 2. Fall/ Winter 2006 p. 8 - 15
Ocean, Justin, "Mix' N' Match," Next Magazine, November 2006, p. 16 - 17
Krasinski, Jennifer, "William E. Jones," Art US, issue 15, October / November 2006, p. 9
Ioannis Mookas, “Bright Cathodes, Big City,” Gay City News, vol. 5, no. 30 (July 27 - August 2, 2006) p. 20
Halter, Ed, “Scanners: The 2006 New York Video Festival” The Village Voice,  July 25, 2006
Mookas, Ioannis, “Postcards from the Edge, Unorthodox queer milestone revived at MOMA,” Gay City News, vol. 5, no. 25, June 22-28, 2006
*Is It Really So Strange?, David Kordansky Gallery, 2006
Anderson, Jason, “Strange Bedfellows,” Eye Weekly (Toronto), May 18, 2006
Möller, Olaf, “The Maximal Minimalist,” Film Comment, March/April 2006, pp. 19-21
Mookas, Ioannis, “He’s Got Everything Now,”Gay City News,, Volume 5, Number 8, February 23-March 1, 2006

Thomas, Kevin, “Screening Room,” Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2005, p. E8
Nesselson, Lisa, "Is It Really So Strange?,", November 8, 2005
St. Denis, John, “Is It Really So Strange?,” The Daily Texan (Austin), October 5, 2005
Jones, William E., "Bike Boy," Andy Warhol Filmmaker, Edited by Astrid Johanna Ofner. (Vienna: Austrian Film Museum, 2005), pp. 72 -75.
Snodgrass, Becky. "William E. Jones.," C.O.L.A. 2005. (Los Angeles: Department of Cultural Affairs,) 2005, pp. 28 - 31.
Reisman, Sara, "Bebe le Strange," New Museum Picks,, 2005
Cotter, Holland, "Bebe Le Strange," New York Times, July 22, 2005
Male, Andrew, "Sweet and Tender Hooligans,"Mojo, May 2005, p.30
Aitch, Iain, "Mad About Morrissey,"The Guardian, March 25, 2005, p.7
Oransky, Jonas, “Latin American Idol: Documentary Follows Morrissey’s Unlikely Followers,”, February 25, 2005

Holte, Michael Ned, "William Jones,", March 13, 2004

Athey, Ron, “Considerable People: William Jones, Charming Man,”LA Weekly, November 28 - December 4, 2003
O’Driscoll, Bill,  “Naked Obsession,” Pittsburgh City Paper, April 10, 2003

Hainley, Bruce, "My Life in Pictures,"Frieze, November - December 2001, pp.100-105
Cotter, Holland, "Art in Review,"New York Times, November 23, 2001, p.E35

Camper, Fred, "Chicago Underground Film Festival: Nasty Girls and Dirty Boys," Chicago Reader, August 18, 2000, sec. 2, p.17
Anderson, Steve, "The Experimental Scene: L.A.'s Media Renegades,"The Independent, vol. 23, no. 3, April 2000, pp.26-29
Dowling, Samantha, "Banned and Unseen,"Westside Observer (Australia), February 4, 2000, pp. 1-3

Horton, Andrew James, "Kino Eye: Building a New Europe," Central Europe Review, no. 35, May 24, 1999
*Faludi, Susan, "Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man," (New York: William Morrow and Company, New York), 1999, p.163

Smith, Kensington, "Alternative Reviews: Finished," Adult Video News, October 1998, p.242
Jones, William, "Massillon," Wide Angle, vol. 20, no. 3, July 1998, pp.150-155
Malcolm, Paul, "Notes from a Video Store Burnout: Finished," LA Weekly, June 5, 1998, p.74
"Finished: A Screenplay,"Performing Arts Journal, no. 59, May 1998, pp.78-98
Burston, Paul, "Gay Film-Makers Switch from Boyz to Men," Time Out London, March 11-18, 1998, p.102
Shepard, Joel, "Film Reviews: Finished,"Your Flesh, no. 37, January 1998, p. 83
Von Mueller, Eddie, "Out Right: Image Hosts 'Avant Queer' Fest," Creative Loafing (Atlanta), January 10, 1998, p.81

Nutter, Chris, “Video Corner,” HX Magazine, December 5, 1997, p. 54
Olson, Jenni, “Arts and Entertainment: New Queer Video on the Shelves,” Oasis Magazine, November 1997
Ki, “Finished,” Queer View (Berlin), September 11, 1997
Thomas, Kevin, “Life, Death in Provocative Finished,” Los Angeles Times, April 10, 1997, p.16
Reynaud, Bérénice, “Independence Sundance,” Cahiers du Cinéma, no. 511, March 1997, pp.10-11
Hardy, Ernest, “Finished,” LA Weekly, February 14, 1997, p.72
Thomas, Kevin, “Screening Room,” Los Angeles Times, February 13, 1997
Cheshire, Godfrey, “Finished (documentary – 16mm),” Variety, February 10-16, 1997, p. 67
Willis, Holly, “The Silent Treatment,” Filmmaker, Winter 1997, p.56
*McHugh, Kathleen, “Irony and Dissembling: Queer Tactics for Experimental Documentary,” Between the Sheets, In the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, Gay Documentary, Ed. Chris Holmlund and Cynthia Fuchs, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), 1997, pp.224-240

*Ed. Jenni Olson, "My Hustler," The Ultimate Guide to Lesbian and Gay Film and Video, (London: Serpent's Tail), 1996, pp.167-69

Chua, Lawrence, "Unusually Moving Pictures,"Artforum, May 1993, p.17

Ball, Edward, "Candid Cameras," Village Voice, December 29, 1992, p.72
Olson, Jenni, "My Own Private Ohio,"The Advocate, May 5, 1992, pp.74-75
Satuloff, Bob, "Amber Waves of Brain,"New York Native, January 27, 1992, p.36

Thomas, Kevin, “Special Screenings: Massillon, Growing Up Gay in Ohio,” Los Angeles Times, November 25, 1991.
Olson, Jenni, “Way to Go, Ohio,” City Pages, October 2, 1991
Sheehan, Henry, “Mind Your Language: Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers Unpack Their Identity,” LA Weekly, July 12, 1991, pp.43-44

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