Jill King is a prolific and dedicated art instructor that has been teaching and creating a wide range of art enrichment classes and programs for several decades. She has taught and developed courses at the college level, local cultural centers and arts organizations such as Chicago’s Gallery 37, After School Matters and Art Encounter. King was an Illustration, Foundations and Life Drawing Professor at the American Academy of Art in Chicago from 1991 – 1995. In addition, Jill has fostered budding and seasoned artists in her own studio workshop called Artist Seeds, which she founded in her hometown of Evanston IL in 2009. King has been teaching at the Evanston Art Center since 2008.
As an artist, Jill has exhibited in private and public places such as Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory, The DeVos Convention Center-Grand Rapids Michigan (voted into top 100 out of 1500 as part of the 2013 Art Prize Competition), Expo Chicago, SOFA Chicago, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago and many galleries throughout the Midwest. Jill’s art is in over 200 private and public collections throughout the country, including the Loyola Medical Center in Burr Ridge, IL. King currently serves as Education Chair on the Board of Directors of Chicago Sculpture International, where she assists in creating educational workshop opportunities and events to promote the organizations members composed of 150 professional sculptors.