Locust Jones was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1963. He graduated from the Sydney College of the Arts with a Bachelor and Master of Visual Arts in 1993 and 2003 respectively. Jones often represents political unrest in his work and in 1999 and 2004 was invited to Lebanon to produce artwork, which was subsequently exhibited as Amnesia Beyrouth in Brooklyn, New York in 2004. In 2010 Locust was the winner of the Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award. His work is widely admired and features in several major public and corporate collections including Art Gallery of South Australia; Artbank; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery; Centre of Contemporary Arts, Christchurch; Grafton Regional Gallery; James Wallace Trust Collection, Auckland; Kedumba Contemporary Drawing Collection; Kunswerk Museum, Germany; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington; Shepparton Art Museum; Tweed River Regional Gallery; University of Wollongong, University of Western Sydney and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand. Locust lives and works in Blue Mountains, Australia.