Bio

 Mirabelle Jones is a critically acclaimed writer, performance artist and visual artist born in the Bay Area and currently living in Los Angeles. Her works have been acquired by the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at USC, the Center on Contemporary Art, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, the Joan Flasch Collection at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, as well as other institutions. She has held residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, The Foundry Nights, KALA Arts Institute, and The Hive Gallery and Studios. She is a contributor for Ms. Magazine as well as a freelance journalist, fiction writer, and poet. She has received awards from The Pollination Project and the College Book Arts Association for her project JARRING III, a collection of survivor narratives with proceeds benefiting rape crisis centers.
She is a California certified sexual assault and domestic violence crisis counselor and founder of the organization Art Against Assault, a grassroots arts collective encouraging the development of creative works which promote sexual assault and domestic violence awareness while raising funds for national and local resources. Her performances and visual works have been heralded by the Huffington Post, ArtNet, Bustle, ATTN, Refinery29, Inquisitr, Mic., Sleek Magazine, Feminist Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and universities on the subject of the intersection of advocacy and the arts. The first woman to graduate in the Fiction concentration from the MFA in Book Art & Creative Writing at Mills College, she is an active book artist investigating the contemporary role of the book in consideration of new techniques and technologies.