Master of Arts, Painting Emphasis, 1986
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture Emphasis, 1984
Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Sept. 2009 -present:
Artists Seeds, A studio Workshop based in the heart of Evanston IL. Direct, create and offer art classes/workshops that enrich and bring creative development programs to the outlying community,
Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL.
Create and teach art enrichment classes, “Adult Painting & Drawing,” “Art & Spiritual Practice, Contemporary Sculpture (Mixed Media),” “Spontaneous Painting,” “Critique for Creatives,” and more…
American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois
Developed and taught courses in Art Fundamentals, Illustration, and Life Drawing.
Created challenging activities and assignments that developed students’ artistic potential.
Mentored students. Evaluated progress.
*Two of my students were awarded in the National Competition of the Society of Illustrators. Their work was published in the Society of Illustrators Magazine as well as in the 1992-3 book, Illustrators 34/35.
SELECTED COMMISSIONS/PUBLIC PROJECTS
“PROCESS OF SCALE,” CSI Group Exhibition, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL, October 2012
“FORM AND FLORA III,” CSI Group Exhibition, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL, October 2012
“SOFA CHICAGO,” Navy Pier, Chicago, IL., November 2012
“ARTPRIZE,” Exhibited at The Grand Rapids Public Museum, Sept./Oct., 2011
“FORM IN FLORA,” Created-“Whirled” for CSI Show, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL. 2010
“FORM IN FLORA II,” Created- “Web of Life” for CSI show, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL. 2011
“COOL GLOBES,” Juried, Designed and crafted a globe that represents a cure for Global Warming. Commissioned design was applied to a 5’ diameter prefabricated Fiberglass globe. Exhibited outside of the Chicago Field Museum. Supported by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 2007
CHICAGO CTA, ARTS-IN-TRANSIT PROGRAM, Finalist: Chosen to design an artwork for the CTA Kimball Station, Exterior wall, 2006
METALS/WELDING CLASS: The Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL., Winter & Spring, 2011
COMPUTER: Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL., 1997
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
“JILL KING-WHIRLEDS AND WORKS,” Orland Park Library, Orland Park, IL. Dec. 2011
“JILL KING & HER STUDENTS, Art Under Glass, City of Evanston, Summer, 2010
“NEW LIFE FORMS,” Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL., July 2001.
“JILL KING & TOM SEGHI,” Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago. IL., 2000
“A CHANGE IN MOMENTUM,” One person Installation, 900 West Jackson, Chicago, IL., 1995. “JILL KING RECENT DRAWINGS,” Morton College, Cicero, IL., 1993
“CHALICE,” Eastern Illinois University, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL. 1993.
“JILL KING, RECENT WORKS,” Wright Street Gallery, Milwaukee, WI., 1989.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
“CELEBRATION OF POLISH ARTS AND CULTURE,” The Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago IL., Nov. 2012
“PROCESS OF SCALE,” CSI exhibition, Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, Chicago IL., Oct. 2012
“FORM IN FLORA I, II, III ” CSI exhibition,Garfield Park Conservatory & Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago. IL., October- Nov. 2010, 2011& 2012
“ART PRIZE 2011,” Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids Michigan, Sept.– Nov.2011
“ARTROPOLIS/ART CHICAGO,” CSI Exhibition, “6 to the 3rd,” April/ May, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL., 2010
”ART LOOP OPEN,” Juried, Chicago Artists Coalition event, Palmer House, Chicago, October, 2010
“BRUCE WHITE SCHOOL OF SCULPTURE,” Invitational, Austin Peay State Univ., Clarksville, TN., 2010 “FORM IN FLORA,” Chicago Sculptors International, Juried, Garfield Park Conservatory, October, 2010
“FACULTY EXHIBITION & SPRING BENEFIT,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL., July-Aug. 2009 & 2010
“REPOSE GALLERY,” Several group exhibitions at, River East Art Center, Chicago IL., 2008-2009 “SCULPTED PAINTINGS DEPTHS & DIMENSIONS,” 3 person, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL., 2008
“WOMEN’S WORKS 2002,” Juried Show, NAAC, Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL., 2002.
“ART SCENE CHICAGO 2001” & “SPECTRUM: CONTEMPORARY ART OF CHICAGO,”
Group Invitational, The Chicago Anthenaem, Schaumburg IL., February 2001 & May 2002.
“WOMANSPIRIT,” Four person traveling show, Exhibit Touring Services, Eastern Washington,
Cheney, WA., Artwork traveled the country through bookings in University galleries: Wabash College,
Mt. Carmel, IL., Peninsula College, Montana Univ., Idaho State Univ., Jefferson College, NY., 1996-2001.
“CADA 2000, ABSOLUT VISIONS” & “SIGHTINGS 1999,” Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL.
“FORMS, THEORIES, IDEAS” &”LES SALON D’ ACADEME,” Juried Show, & Invitational, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL., 2000 & 1999
“THE CHICAGO ART SCENE,” A group show to promote the publication and artists,
Belloc Lowndes Gallery, 300 West Superior St., Chicago, IL., 1999.
“EVANSTON ROUND TABLE,” Evanston, IL., Article praising Artists Seeds, By: Anne Bodine, Feb. 3 , 2010
“NORTHSHORE MAGAZINE,” Glenview, IL. “Cool Globes” & “Sculpted Paintings”, March 2008 & June 2007
“NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS,” Open Studio Press, Boston. MA., Midwest issue #35, 2001, Juried
“THE ART SCENE CHICAGO,” 2001 & 2000, By: Ivy Sundell, Crow Woods Publishing
“MIDWEST GALLERY GUIDE,” pg.8, June 2000
“COOL GLOBES,” Jill King, Art Blog, www.Chicagoarts-lifestyle.com, June 2007
“COOL GLOBES,” Jill King, www.Greatlakeswiki.org, Summer
“ARTSCOPE.NET,” Chicago, IL., Review by: Jurek Polanski, “Chicago Anthenaeum,” May- Sept. 2002 “ARTSCOPE.NET,” Chicago, IL. , Review by: Jurek Polanski, “Art Scene Chicago,” Feb.- May, 2001
“CHICAGO TRIBUNE,” Review by: Alan Artner, “Jill King, New Life Forms,” July 27, 2001
“DAILY HERALD,” Arlington Heights IL., Written by: Jon Davis, “Metropolis Murals,” April 25, 2000 “SKYLINE,” Chicago, IL., Written by Sarah Burrows, “Around the Coyote,” Sept. 4, 1997 “DAILY REGISTER,” Mt. Carmel, IL, Press For: “Woman Spirit,” Oct., 28, 1996
“THE SHEPARD EXPRESS,” Milwaukee WI., Review by: Jeff Worman, “Wright Street,” April 13, 1989
“MILWAUKEE SENTINEL,” Milwaukee, WI., Review Debra Brehmer, “Exhibition 63,” Sept.13, 1985
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
MURALIST: Banbury Properties, LLC. (Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Arlington Heights, IL.) 2000
-MFO Entertainment Group, Inc. 2005 and -Steve Berliant, Riverwoods, Private Home, 1996
JUROR: HECKY’S JAZZ CLUB, Evanston, Illinois, 2001
CWCA, BEACON STREET GALLERY, “Redefining Feminism,” 1145 W. Wilson, Chicago, Illinois, 1999
REGIONAL SCHOLASTIC ART CONTEST, High School District 214, Cook County, Illinois, 1995
GUEST SPEAKER: CHICAGO ARTS MONTH, River East Art Center, “Art As Spiritual Practice,” October, 2008
GUEST ARTIST: HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL, Highland Park, IL. “Focus On The Arts,” 2009 & 2010
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston IL, “Arts Fest,” “Intuitive Painting Workshop” and “Collaborative Drawing,” April 2010
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Completed a variety of projects in Package design, Keyline Paste-Up, Illustration and Exhibit Design, 1987-1999
-Arnold Martin & Assoc.
-Myers Service Inc., Chicago, IL.
-Dean Foods, Franklin Park, IL.
-Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago, IL.
-Cramer Krasselt, Chicago, IL.
-Cemrock Landscapes Inc., Tucson AZ., Created life-sized fiberglass trees for the BrookField Zoo, IL.
EVANSTON ART CENTER , “Spring Benefit,” April- May, 2009 , 2010, 2011
HEARTLAND ALLIANCE, “Art Against Aids,” River East Art Center, Chicago, IL., 2009
“ART BENEFITING CHILDREN,” (4th & 3rd Annual ABC Gallery Benefit), Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL., April , 2004 & May, 2003.
ART ENCOUNTER FUND RAISERS, (A non-profit Arts Education Organization), Evanston, IL. 2005-09 “ART AGAINST AIDS,” Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL., 1997 & 1996
Works currently reside in private and corporate collections throughout the country
- SAS Institute, Cary, NC. Statistical Analysis Software Corp.
- The GAP Foundation, San Francisco, CA. (Cool Globe)
- Banbury Properties LLC., Arlington Heights, IL., (Metropolis Murals)
- Project Development Group, Medical Management Co.
- Larry Lincoln, Surprise, AZ,. Collector