I'm so pleased to share that I've been selected for a March 2019 student printer collaboration at Tamardind Institue.
I'll work with two student printers to create two editions of 10-15 lithographs, which will be available around May 2019.
I look forward to sharing more about the residency in March!
I'm pleased to share my painting, Chrysanthemum, has been selected for a City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection Purchase Award.
(image: Chrysanthemum, acrylic on panel, 48 x 48 in.)
So excited to share that I’ll be in this upcoming show at Frank Juarez Gallery in Milwaukee. June 9 - July 14, 2018. Reception June 9, 5-8pm
The 365 Artists 365 Days Project: The Show
Co-curated by Frank Juarez Gallery and Zina Mussmann/Rachel Quirk of Greymatter Gallery
Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery continue their collaboration with a 365 Artists 365 Days Juried Group Exhibition. What began as a one-year project transitioned into a two-year project, which ended in 2015. Three years later, the duo will co-curate an ambitious exhibition featuring local, national, and international artists from this project and bringing it to Milwaukee. This exhibition will feature works by Christian Arrecis (Illinois), Jill Christian (New Mexico), Nina Ghanbarzadeh (Wisconsin), Sam Haring (Ohio), Jeanne Heifetz (New York), Colleen Keihm (Illinois), Laurie LeBreton (Illinois), Jennifer Scheuer (Indiana), Emily Swinsick (California), Casey Whittier (Kansas), Connie Wolfe (Illinois), and Ana Perez Ventura (France).
May 11 through June 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday May 11 from 5-8 pm
208 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
10am -4pm or by appointment
Exhibit/208 is pleased to announce Approximate Affinities, an exhibition of new paintings by Jill Christian. This exhibition features work on paper that the artist began during a stay at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, CO.
Christian is known for her paintings of gridded fields made of repetitively applied brushstrokes of shifting colors. In Approximate Affinities, Christian has opened up the grid and loosened her compositions. The works on paper are quickly made, with brushstrokes forming ambiguous shapes that interact in fields of chromatic grays and the occasional color. The paintings rely on numerous sketches that serve as practice moves for the final work.
As in her earlier work, Christian continues to be concerned with process, repetition, color, and the creation of rhythmic patterns. Here, irregular, painterly ovals and lozenges suggest stones or organic shapes and move in and out of proximity and grid-like order. The work presents variations on a repeated motif that explore how shifts in order, size, placement, and color evoke senses of speed, tension, rest, and relationship between the figures and the fields on which they float.
Image: Jill Christian, Untitled, acrylic on paper, 49 3/4 x 38 inches.
For more information, please contact Kim Arthun, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-450-6884
Exhibitions Run: October 6 - 26, 2017
Home is both a place and a space in our minds. Home can refer to the intimacy of our domestic spaces, the specificity of a geographic location, the nostalgia that is recalled by our five senses, and a place of refuge and safety that exists among family, friends, and community. In this exhibition, a group of 12 Albuquerque artists from the s(and) Collective share creative expressions of their notions of home, within the context of their work together as artists.
at The Harwood Art Center
1114 Seventh St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Monday–Thursday: 9 am–5 pm
Friday: 9 am–4 pm
TONDO: An Exhibition by the s(and) Artist Collective
March 4 – April 1, 2017
Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sat, 10-4 and by appointment 505.450.6884
For centuries, artists have explored the circular format of the tondo – from the painted mythology of ancient Greek kylix and the circular Italian religious paintings of the 15th century, to artworks by Carmen Herrera, Sol LeWitt, Michelle Grabner, and others.
TONDO presents a contemporary exploration of this ancient format by thirteen women artists in the s(and) Artist Collective. This exhibition includes paintings, wall works, sculptures, and photography that re-interpret and expand on the format and history of circular and spherical artworks.
The artists will be present at the opening reception Friday, March 10th from 5:00pm – 8:00 pm. Exhibit 208 gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and by appointment. For additional information, please contact Exhibit 208 Director, Kim Arthun, at 505.450.6884 or visit http://exhibit208.com.
Artists in this exhibition include Lea Anderson, Angela Berkson, Jill Christian, Sally Condon, Kelly Eckel, Dana Lynn Kleinman, Stephanie Lerma, Jessamyn Lovell, Heidi Pollard, Rachel Popowcer, Valerie Roybal, Shawn Turung, and Cedra Wood.
I'm very pleased to share that one of my paintings, Epic Sunrise, is included in The Thing of it Is, a group exhibition curated by the painter, Eric Aho.
Washington Art Association
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza
Washington Depot, CT 06794
Exhibition Dates: July 23, 2016 - August 20, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 23rd from 4 - 6pm
Gallery Hours: M - Sa.: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: Noon - 4pm
For more information, please contact us either by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 860.868.2878.
Here's a link to an article about Mr. Aho and the exhibition:
Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibition
111 Hampton Street, Fort Worth, TX
June 24 - August 6, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, June 24, 5:00-8:00 pm
Exhibit | 208
208 Broadway SE
Albuquerque NM 87102
exhibition dates: 5/2-5/30/15
opening reception with artists: 5/8 5-8pm
Lea Anderson, Shawn Turung, Stephanie Lerma
Angela Berkson, Kelly Eckel, Cedra Wood, Dana & Ruth Kleinman, Valerie Roybal, Jessamyn Lovell, Sally Condon, Heidi Pollard, Jill Christian, and Rachel Popowcer
curated by Jessica Veit
“Sand” is a curious material. Grains from mysterious and varied origins collect together in unity, be it a beach, a desert, a garden or or a playground. Sand can be part of an oasis of safety and also a stormy, destructive force. Sand can be a soft, soothing surface and also a scratchy irritant. Sand can express a range of qualities and invoke varied responses.
We are a group of artists, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This exhibition will serve to introduce our work as unique particles of a whole, a sum and its parts, to illustrate the diversity and quality of artistic voices in this region. Coming together as a community, we promote community, despite differences, to create a unified force of impact.
Our work rejects the desire for categorization by gender or place; each artist in the collective is unique in style, process, and vision. Photography, sculpture, painting, and works on paper; abstract and figurative, personal to universal: try to define us and grains will be sure to escape through the filter.
Go With the Grain: Opening Reception for s(and): an introduction
I'm very pleased to share that three of my paintings have been chosen for the Art on the Edge exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Seven artists from New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Texas were selected by juror Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The other artists selected are Will Clift (www.willclift.com), Danae Falliers (danae-falliers.squarespace.com), Ian Fisher (www.ianfisherart.com), Sarah McKenzie (www.sarahmckenzie.com), Chris Oatey (www.chrisoatey.com), and Kate Rivers (www.kateriversart.com).
Art on the Edge 2015
New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
April 17 – August 16, 2015
Public reception: April 17, 2015, 5:30-7:30
An exhibition catalog is available for viewing and purchase at http://www.blurb.com/b/6106754-art-on-the-edge.
April 4 - May 2, 2015
Dara Mark, Danielle Shelley, Shaun Gilmore, Jill Christian, Signe Stuart, Janice Wall
1019 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207
In the hills above Santa Fe, early in 2011, the Lady Minimalists formed their collective. Today, this is a group of six visual artists of varying ages and differing backgrounds.
The scene began with investigations into current threads of contemporary art, and led to lively discussions, collaborative projects, and group exhibits. The group has shown at Axle Contemporary in Santa Fe (2013), at the ART[s] UP Salon in Galisteo, NM (2014), at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery in Los Alamos, NM (2013), and in a project space at Art Santa Fe (2012). Currently they are part of the exhibit, AXLE INDOORS, at Peters Projects, the new contemporary incarnation of the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe.
The Lady Minimalists Tea Society (proper name) is noted for
intentionally pared–down processes, use of simplified materials, and
purposeful use of structure, which is often developed through
repetition. Each artist reflects the rich combination of northern New
Mexico history, culture and social need, within the perimeters of modern
art. It is a paradox of sorts; the contradiction of deeply rustic,
historic surroundings and the language of artistic abstraction. But
like Agnes Martin and Florence Pierce before them, their work is derived
from the open vistas, the clear light, and the silence of this region.
Thank you to the people at 365artists365days for including me in their project!
Hope you enjoy my interview and take some time to check out the other artists on the site!
I am pleased to share that I have been included in New American Paintings West (Issue 114). Juror, Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, chose works from approximately 1,000 applicants to be featured in the No. 114, West Edition.
An exhibition of my paintings opens September 19th at The Jonathan Abrams MD Art Gallery, University of New Mexico Hospital.
Impressions: Paintings by Jill Christian
September 19 - November 7, 2014
Friday, September 19, 4-6 pm
The Jonathan Abrams MD Art Gallery
University of New Mexico Hospital
Fifth Floor, Ambulatory Care Center
The gallery is open weekdays from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Parking is available at the UNM Hospital West Parking Structure (Lomas & Yale).
I am very pleased to announce that my work has been included in Vol. 25 (2014) of Studio Visit Magazine, a juried series of artist books. My paintings are featured on page 25.
Also in this issue is Susan Emmerson (http://www.susanemmerson.com/)(page 70) a fellow graduate from the MFA program at Lesley University College of Art and Design, and Page Coleman (http://www.pagecolemangallery.com/)(page 47), an artist and gallery owner in Albuquerque. Page was also one of my mentors during the LUCAD MFA program, and was instrumental in my exploration of color during the program.
July 19 MAS Attack brought a group of Los Angeles artists together with Albuquerque artists for MAS*Albuquerque. Held at Creative Albuquerque's downtown location, this was MAS Attack's third road trip and was organized by Albuquerque's own Nancy Zastudil and ARTRA Curatorial.
Here are some links to learn more about MAS (Mutual Appreciation Society) Attack:
Alibi: "Imagine a festive “one-night-only” art event more like a rock concert than a gallery opening."
Local IQ: "For one night only, Albuquerque is being invaded — by artists. MAS ATTACK, a city-to-city exhibit put on by ARTRA Curatorial, hails from Los Angeles. It is a project designed to put together 30 L.A. artists with 30 Albuquerque artists to create a collage exhibit meant to spark conversation, creativity and collaboration."
"ARTRA Curatorial is a volunteer organization for the implementation of new modes of exhibition, locally, nationally and internationally, that feature artist-led emerging platforms and opportunity based interactions and community building via social practice type events.
"Pink Painting", 2009. Acrylic on paper (framed), 23"x22"
I’ve paired one of my paintings with one of these fantastic singles! Don’t sit at home on Valentine’s Day -- Come on out to ArtBar for an evening of fun and a singles + art auction supporting New Mexico AIDS Services and Progress Now New Mexico. See the ArtBar posting for details on the event and how to purchase tickets.
is getting rid of the nasty little COUPLES tradition that Valentine's Day is -
Feb 14th 2014 @ 8pm come be part of an Art/Singles Auction - buy art, it comes with
a date, or vice versa! Food and "some" drink included with purchase
of ticket - more available night of the event of course!
Local celebs, artists, and hardworking guys and gals up for auction - nice art to go along with em!!!! It's gonna be a good ol' non-traditional night. Some of our singles include: Hakim Bellamy, Shastyn Friedman, Sera Miles, Hillary Frost aka DJ ILL Audia, Kelly Fernandez of Paris A Go Go, and so many more!
Local artisans include: Tattoo Artists from Archetype Dermagraphic, Christian Gallegos, Cloudface, and again, so many more!
A portion of the proceeds from this amazing and fun night will go to benefit NM Aids Services; this event is made possible through a partnership with Progress Now New Mexico, ArtBar by Catalyst Club, and NM Aids Services.
For more information, visit ArtBar by Catalyst Club's FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtBarByCatalystClub
Purchase tickets at Hold My Ticket: http://holdmyticket.com/#/
Please join us for ArtSpark's 4th Birthday Bash at the ArtBar by Catalyst Club on January 26th from 4:30-6:30p. We've got a bevvy of great artists and performers that eve, including aerialist Kaeti Frady, musician/composer Monica Demarco, visual artists (and ArtSparkers!) Burgy (aka Gladys Potts) and Jill Christian, photographer Guadalupe Chavez, dance on video artists Evangel King and Kristine Maltrud, and luscious grown-up cookies to go with those great cocktails.
PLEASE JOIN US - it's going to be a GREAT event!
You can purchase tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/534668
Sunday, Jan. 26
ArtBar by Catalyst Club
119 Gold SW, Albuquerque NM
October 4-29 2013
Reception: Friday 10/4, 6-8PM. Public Lecture: Tuesday 10/29, 2PM
The William Platz Gallery at Southwest University of Visual Arts www.suva.edu
5000 Marble Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 505-274-7575 Gallery Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM, Sat. 9AM-1PM