Born and raised in Detroit, Robert-David Jones discovered his passion for the arts at seven years old. By eight, he had sold his first painting — a depiction of Shakespeare’s Othello (his father, a Fulbright & Shakespearean scholar, had performed the play over 300 times). On a trip to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Spain), witnessing The Art of the Motorcycle exhibit left Jones dedicating his life to creating and curating art.
Jones has worked in mediums ranging from painting, photography, ceramics to metal. Working with various Detroit cultural institutions including internationally renowned Pewabic Pottery and Red Bull House of Art, Jones founded Untitled Detroit. Along with fellow Detroit artist William Singer, Untitled Detroit aims to curate exhibitions built around breaking down the pretensions and barriers of fine art collecting with accessible pricing. In addition, Jones’ work through Untitled Detroit includes myriad curatorial work, installations and consulting as well as expanding Detroit’s identity as an international hub for creatives.