Master of Arts, Painting Emphasis 1986- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture Emphasis 1984- Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
2017- Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Foundation, Achievement Award
2014- Art Comes Alive, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH – National Competition
Fall 2016- Drawing Professor: Sabbatical Replacement, Oakton Community College-Skokie Campus, Drawing 131 and 231. Designed and implemented college level Drawing I and II curriculum that focused on industry applications and a broad perspective on the current fine arts scene.
2008 – Present- Art Instructor: Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media. Create and teach innovative art experiences to Teens and Adults, such as “Art as Spiritual Practice”.
2009 – 2015– Director/Instructor: Artist Seeds, Evanston, IL. Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media Sculpture. Designed and implemented visual arts curriculum. Marketed children and adult programming to the North Shore.
1996 -2008- Instructor/Facilitator: Art Encounter- Non-Profit, Arts Enrichment Organization, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL, Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media. Visiting Artist: Taught art to all ages at Madonna St. Joseph Center, Lincoln Park High School, Lawndale Elementary School, and the YWCA. Facilitator: Using the Socratic Method, brought the Chicago art experience to participants in various locations, including: King Retirement Home, Field Elementary School, and prestigious Chicago galleries.
2017- Assistant Travel Facilitator: Art Encounter, Evanston IL. Assisted in leading educational, art enrichment tours to private collectors homes, galleries and museums throughout Toronto, Canada and Detroit, Michigan.
MEMBERSHIPS – BOARD MEMBER
Present- 2015- Chicago Sculpture International (on the Board of Directors- Education Chair) Assist in creating educational opportunities and events to promote our organization composed of 150 professional sculptors. Spearheaded a Lecture Series called “Women Sculptors of Chicago-Not for Men Only” at the Chicago Cultural Center- Jan – May 2016
2010- Present- Chicago Sculpture International, Chicago IL
2010 – Present- International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ
1986- 2002- Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL
SELECTED COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS -*In over 200 public and private collections across the USA
Selected Public Collections:
Evanston Civic Center, Evanston IL. May 2017
Lewis University, Science Building, Romeoville IL.
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood IL
Banbury Properties LLC, (Metropolis Murals), Arlington Heights, IL
Project Development Group (Medical Management Company), Chicago, IL
SAS (Statistical Analysis Software) Institute, Cary, NC
The GAP Foundation (Cool Globe Project), San Francisco, CA
Selected Private Collectors:
Carol Farber Carrington and David Carrington, Lafayette, IN
Doug Kelner, Oak Park, IL
Lisa and Charles Vance, Bellevue, WA
2016- Jill King- Faith, Form and Faith, at Lewis University, Romeoville IL.
2014- Jill King Hidden Worlds, Eye on Art Gallery, Carmel IN
2011- Jill King Whirleds and Works, Orland Park Library, Orland Park, IL
2010- Jill King & Students, Art Under Glass, City of Evanston, IL
2000 – 2001- Jill King New Life Forms, Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Oct, 2017- Skin & Bones: Surface and Structure, Chicago Sculpture International Exhibition, Noyes Culture Arts Center, Evanston IL.
Sept. 2017- River North Gallery Walk, Benefits the River North Design District, Exhibiting at Toto, 500 N. Wells, Curated by Daniel Kinkade Fine Arts
2017- InterAction, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
2017- Metal+, A four person invitational exhibition, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago
Sept. 2016- Chicago Gourmet, “The Art of Food,” Created an eight piece sculptural installation for the rooftop Harris Theater, Millennium Park, Chicago IL.
2016- Making Nature, Northeastern IL. University, Chicago IL.
2016- Evanston Made, Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL
2016- She Said He Said, Groshek Gallery, Chicago IL.
2015- CSI Themes in Contemporary Sculpture, Foster Gallery, University of Wisc. Eau Claire
2015- Sculpture Invasion, Koehline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College,Des Plaines, IL 2015
2009- Present- Faculty Exhibitions, Evanston Art Center, IL
2014 -Chicago Sculpture International (CSI), Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
2014- R^4-Recycled/Reclaimed/Reused/Recrafted, CSI exhibition, Nicholas Conservatory, Rockford, IL
2014- Experiences of War, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
2013- Spiritus, Mary-Frances & Bill Veeck Gallery, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL
2013- Art Prize (Top 100), DeVos Convention Center, Grand Rapids MI,
2013- Chicago Sculpture International, The Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
2013- Out of Darkness Comes Light, The Project Room Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 – 2012- Form in Flora, Garfield Park and Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL
2012- Process Scale, CSI exhibition, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago IL
2012- Six to the Third, CSI exhibition, Expo Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2011- Art Prize (national competition), Grand Rapids Public Museum, MI
2010- Artropolis, CSI Exhibition 6 to the 3rd, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
2010- Art Loop Open, Chicago Artists Coalition event, Palmer House, Chicago, IL
May 2017- “Evanston Odyssey,” Created a permanent sculptural Installation for the Lorraine Morton Civic Center, Evanston IL.
2011 -2013- Art Prize, DeVos Convention Center, Grand Rapid Public Museum, MI
2010- 2012- Form in Flora, II, and III, Lincoln Park, Garfield Park Conservatories, Chicago, IL
2007- Cool Globes, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Field Museum, *Designed and crafted a globe that represents a cure for Global Warming
2006- Finalist: Chicago CTA, Arts-In-Transit Program, CTA Kimball Station, Exterior
Transformative Walls II, Coda Magazine, March 2016
Suspended in Space II, Coda Magazine, Feb. 2016
Process of Scale, Exhibition Catalog, The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, by: Stanislav Grezdo, Curated by: Terrence Karpowicz, 2012
Form In Flora III, Exhibition Catalog, Lincoln Park Conservatory,
Curated by: Vivian Visser, Jason Verbeek and Steve Meyer, 2012
Evanston Round Table, Open Studios Evanston, by: Mary Mumbrue, Oct. 23, 2014
Evanston Round Table, Art Hop & Cultural Connections,” by: Mary Mumbrue, Oct. 10, 2014
Evanston Round Table, Article covering Artist Seeds, by: Anne Bodine Feb. 3, 2010
NorthShore Magazine, Glenview, IL, Cool Globes, Sculpted Paintings, June 2007, March 08
Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet, Cool Globes, Imagination Publishing, 2007
ArtScope.net, Chicago Anthenaeum,
Review by: Jurek Polanski, May- Sept. 2002, Feb. – May, 2001
New American Paintings, Open Studio Press, Boston. MA. Midwest issue #35, 2001
Chicago Tribune, Review by: Alan Artner, July 27, 2001
Art Scene Chicago, Crow Woods Publishing, by: Ivy Sundell, 2000 & 1999
Midwest Gallery Guide, pg.8, June 2000