Mez Kerr Jones

2023 Alumni

Mez was born in South London and grew up in South Wales, and has lived and worked between the two capitals. Her practice explores the connections between power and spatiality, place, profit and ownership. Working site-responsively, her work seeks to understand the relationships formed between a place and its inhabitants, where questions and ideas are articulated through actions and materials.

Mez graduated from the Sculpture and Environmental Art programme at the Glasgow School of Art and balances her artistic practice with teaching; as a Lecturer in Fine Art on the Foundation course and Ceramics Technician at Kingston School of Art. She has worked on public art projects with the Queens Cross Housing Association in Glasgow, HMP Greenock, Parc Prison in Bridgend, and the Woodlands Trust Dumbarton, whilst also maintaining a studio-based practice. Mez joined Art School Plus to meet other artists with an interest in developing art for social good, and a desire for new collaborations and conversations about public art. With the Art School Plus community, she hopes to explore the meanings and purposes of social engagement, how artists can be agents for change, and build her understanding of the creation of public artworks.