As reference Olivia draws inspiration from ideas and excerpts within earth history, science fiction, anthropology and etymology. Geology and geological visual language are influential in her work, fuelling an interest in material memory and material journeys as well as concepts of temporality and deep time, progression and entropy.
Jones graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Falmouth University (2013). She has shown her work in galleries across the UK and internationally. Projects include: Artist in Residence, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol (2018-19); Tephra: Order in the Dust, Test Space, Bristol (2018); Artist in Residence, Ashlantic, Fur Island, Denmark (2017); Contemporary British Drawing, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, China (2015); You Move Me, Antlers Gallery, Create Centre, Bristol (2015); Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (2013).