Darren Jones is interested in the structure of art institutions. He writes about the hierarchy and value of art criticism and the culture and environment of the gallery system as it pertains to the discovery, promotion, viewing, and canonization of art and artists. He also writes about the role and complicity of each type of creative worker (curators, directors, dealers, collectors, artists), the construction of art history, and approaches to managing or even changing aspects of the status quo.

Darren Jones was born in Scotland and raised in the city of Dunfermline. Jones holds a BFA from Central Saint Martins College, London, and an MFA from Hunter College. His exhibition reviews, interviews, and essays can be found in ArtUS, Artsy, the Brooklyn Rail, artcritical, Artforum, ArtSlant, and the New Art Examiner. His book, The Contemporary Art Gallery: Display, Power and Privilege, co-authored with David Carrier, was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2016. He is currently based in Florida and New York.