Jill King

Jill has been teaching and creating a wide range of art enrichment classes and programs for several decades. She has been teaching at the Evanston Art Center since 2008, and has taught and developed courses at colleges, cultural centers and arts organizations throughout the Chicago area.

Education:

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – M.A.
  • Northern Illinois University – B.F.A.

Media:

Drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media

Areas of focus:

Public, cosmic, and mixed media sculpture; gestural, expressive, and metaphysical drawing and painting

Website:

http://www.jillkingstudio.com/

https://space900.org/

Exhibition highlights:

  • “Faith, Form and Fate” (solo), Lewis University, Romeoville, IL – 2016
  • Space 900 Cooperative Gallery, Evanston, IL – 2018
  • “Skin & Bones: Surface and Structure,” Chicago Sculpture International Exhibition, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL – 2017  
  • River North Gallery Walk, Toto, Chicago, IL – 2017
  • “Interaction,” Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL – 2017

Other interests and inspirations:

Art education, hiking, traveling, creating public art, metaphysical practices

Publication highlights:

  • "Art and Life with Jill King,” VoyageChicago – May 2018
  • "Transformative Walls II,” Coda Magazine – March 2016
  • "Suspended in Space II,” Coda Magazine – February 2016

Jill’s teaching style:

She values individual expression and offers her students innovative exercises and processes that highlight their unique visions and skills. Teaching is both a privilege and a pleasure. As an educator, Jill cherishes the opportunity to exchange ideas and methods and share the creative process with all her students.  

Jill loves EAC because . . .

She enjoys the camaraderie between herself and the students. The accomplished exhibitions assist in elevating students’ minds and encourage experimentation in the classroom.

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