Born in Tennessee, Dublin-based artist Vanessa Jones received her BA in Fine Arts in 2003 from the George Washington University in Washington DC where she was the recipient of the Presidential Art Scholarship from 1999-2003.

She has worked at the Frick Collection in New York and in various departments at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Currently on a career break from IMMA, Vanessa has been working towards her MFA at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and in 2019 was the recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award.