Artist, Art Educator and lover of Olives, Jillian hails from a downtown-less town called Darien in the great state of Illinois. She has traveled the world with a southern gent and loves the smell of her daughter's yogurt incrusted hair.
In the summer of 2015, Jillian participated in the ArtVenice project which is a digital presentation of her work along side other international artist taking place the first week of the 56th Venice Biennale in the centre of Castello. In 2012, Jillian represented La Galerie Particulier in the Drawing Now Exhibition held at the Louvre in Paris. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, including: Swarm Gallery in Oakland California, Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California, and Antler Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Jillian's art work has been published twice in The International Drawing Annual, Published by Manifest Creative Research and Drawing in 2010 and 2014.
Oh, and the teaching! Jillian has taught at: Elon University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Baylor University, Texas State University, The Art Institute of Austin, Clemson University and Interlochen Center for the Arts. Jillian currently is the visiting assistant professor in drawing and painting at Alma College.
If you ever seen Jillian staring blankly at you, know she is most likely memorizing the curve of your eyebrows next to the bend of your glasses. Ya know, so she can draw it later.