Dr. Tacie Jones

Assistant Professor
New Media
Visual Arts Center 414


Tacie Jones joins the School of Art and Design faculty in the Fall of 2023 as Assistant Professor of New Media. Through hybrid creative technologies and multisensory investigations, Tacie’s artistic research is a socially driven exploration into the relationship between embodied memory and the present moment. Her most recent bodies of work combine new media art, gender theory, trauma-informed recovery, social practice, and consciousness studies in the completion of immersive large-scale multimedia installation artworks and an artist’s book. Tacie was awarded a 2021-22 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts fellowship. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in Baltimore, MD; Black Mountain, NC; Blacksburg, VA; Chicago, IL; Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea; Glasgow, Scotland; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; and New South Wales, Australia, among other places. She has presented at conferences including The Arts in Society in Galway, Ireland; SECAC in Birmingham, AL and Richmond, VA; Gender, Bodies and Technology in Roanoke, VA; and the Athens Institute for Education and Research in Greece.

After completing a BFA in studio art from George Mason University, Tacie’s work as a teaching artist began at a behavioral healthcare facility in Leesburg, Virginia. Here she was invited to earn teacher certification as she designed and helped accredit a day school art program for young adults from diverse backgrounds experiencing complex trauma. This work inspired the co-founding of an arts-based non-profit. In 2011, she completed an MRes degree at The Glasgow School of Art where her thesis employed emancipatory action research to test both student-centered and collaborative methods. Upon return to the States, and through acquired grant-funding, she facilitated community-driven creative programming from 2012-2017 guided by the needs of a small community in the foothills of Appalachia near her grandmother’s birthplace.

Tacie earned her MFA in 2019, followed by a practice-based PhD in 2021 at Virginia Tech where she taught creative technologies and foundations courses prior to joining the faculty at Marshall. While there, she collaborated on several major projects including a Creative Technologies and Experiences minor, a transdisciplinary project called Creativity, Arts and Technology to Build Civility, and membership on the Creativity and Innovation District stakeholders Board of Directors. Tacie was awarded the ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day, Process Award for her project Memory Bank.

A commitment to intersectional and inclusive pedagogy inspires Tacie to facilitate creative expression across diverse student identities, perspectives, backgrounds, and disciplines. Her teaching centers an ethos of care around three primary concepts: self-knowledge, community, and resilience. Her aim in the new media classroom is to encourage each student to uncover their unique creative practice while also learning to contribute their voice to the larger collective of the university studio setting, their future endeavors, and the world at large.