Jill Christian

Exhibit 208 Jill Christian oil on canvas
Nocturne
2012
oil on canvas
52 x 52 inches
Exhibit 208 Jill Christian oil on panel
Blue Water
2014
oil on panel
20 x 20 inches
Exhibit 208 Jill Christian oil on panel
Third Light
2014
oil on panel
20 x 20 inches
Exhibit 208 Jill Christian acrylic on panel
Nimbus
2016
acrylic on panel
35.5 x 35.5 inches
Exhibit 208 Jill Christian


BIOGRAPHY

Jill Christian is a visual artist working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Having spent time on the water growing up in Massachusetts, she finds parallels between the ocean and the great expanses of distance and sky in New Mexico. She holds an MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design (Boston) as well as a BFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from the University of New Mexico. She was a recipient of a 2011 Creative Albuquerque/Albuquerque Arts Business Association Emerging Creatives Award. Her work has been shown in a number of group exhibitions, including 516 ARTS’ New Mexico Showcase (2012) and Art on the Edge 2015 at the New Mexico Museum of Art.

EDUCATION

2012 MFA, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
2002 MBA, Marketing, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1992 BFA, Painting, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1990 Summer study program, Chateau de LaNapoule Arts Center, France

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Impressions, The Jonathan Abrams MD Art Gallery, University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, NM

2012 Rise|Set,The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2012 Intervals, Inpost Artspace/Outpost Performance Center, Albuquerque, NM

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 TONDOS, EXHIBIT/208, Albuquerque, NM

2017 Iteration, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA (Juried by Denise Driscoll and Nathalie Miebach)

2016 Affordable Art Fair New York, New Grounds, Albuquerque, NM

2016 The Thing of it Is, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT (Juried by Eric Aho)

2016 Third Annual Regional, Artspace111, Fort Worth, TX (Juried by Eric M. Lee)

2016 Rhythmic Patterns,Matrix Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM

2015 Art on the Edge 2015, The New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM (Juried by Nora Burnett Abrams, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver)

2015 Miniatures & More, The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Albuquerque, NM

2015 Affordable Art Fair New York, Matrix Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM

2015 Wild+Life, Page Coleman Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2015 Fresh Paint, Luanem Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2015 s(and): An Introduction, Exhibit 208, Albuquerque, NM

2015 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, Matrix Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM

2015 ReClassified: LUCAD Biennial Exhibit, Warehouse XI, Somerville, MA

2015 Building the Image: Work by the Lady Minimalists Tea Society, SMINK Gallery, Dallas, TX

2015 New: Works by Matrix Artists, Matrix Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM

2014 Miniatures & More, The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Albuquerque, NM

2014 MAS*Albuquerque, Creative Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM

2013 Miniatures & More, The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Albuquerque, NM

2013 Outpost Members Exhibition, Inpost Artspace/Outpost Performance Center,
Albuquerque, NM

2013 Momentary: Jill Christian & Ana Medina, The William Platz Gallery, Southwest University
of Visual Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2013 Black & White, Robert H. Angeloch Gallery, Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock,NY (Juried by Peik Larsen)

2013 Objectified, AIB MFA Alumni Show, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

2012 New Mexico Showcase, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM (Juried by Peter Frank)

2012 The 12x12 Show, The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2012 Una Vida Art Project, 5G Gallery at Factory on 5th, Albuquerque, NM

2012 MFA in Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition
Main Gallery, The Art Institute of Boston at
Lesley University, Boston, MA

2011Abstracts 2011, Creative Albuquerque/Albuquerque Arts Business Association/Emerging Creatives Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM

2006 Small Works Exhibition, Third Moon Gallery, Corrales, NM

2003 Kindred Spirits, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

1996 Flight and Passages, The Outsource, Albuquerque, NM

1993 12th Annual Faber Biren Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT

1992 Kick Off The Traces! Leverett Crafts and Arts. Leverett, MA

1991 Regenerate Art: Sacred Love, La Baleine
(solo performance), based on a short story by
Alexis LaCroix; original music arranged and composed by William C. Murphy, Northampton
Studios, Northampton, MA

1990 Valley Women Artists, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

PROJECTS

2015 s(and) Artist Collaborative: Founding member of an artist collaborative based in Albuquerque, NM
2015 Lady Minimalists Tea Society: member of an artist collaborative based in Santa Fe, NM
2015 Strategic Planning Board Member, ArtSpark Strategic Planning Committee
2015 Panelist. Gender and Art-Making. In conjunction with performance of 2am Lovely, a play by Irene Loy, Experimental Theatre, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2014 Participating artist, Harvest by Harwood Art Center, A Community-Support Art CSA, The
Harwood Art, Albuquerque, NM
2013 Film Screening, Who Does She Think She Is? by Pamela Tanner Boll, Women & Creativity 2013, Albuquerque, NM

PUBLICATIONS

2015 Art on the Edge 2015 Exhibition Catalog. New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
2015 "Art on the Edge 2015" and "Material Matters" at NMMoA, Michael Abatemarco, Santa Fe New Mexican, May 8, 2015
2015 Jury Duty: New exhibit celebrates artists on the edge. Enrique Limon. Santa Fe Reporter, April 15,2015
2015 Fourteen female ABQ artists in multi-media installation, Wesley Pulka, Albuquerque Journal, May 24, 2015
2014 New American Paintings, No. 114, West Issue, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
2014 Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 25, Spring 2014, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
2014 365 Artists 365 Days Project, A Frank Juarez and Greymatter Gallery Collaborative Project
2012 Studio Visit & Interview: Jill Christian, Claude Smith for 516 ARTS Blog

AWARDS AND HONORS

2014 Finalist, New Mexico Art in Public Places Purchase Program
2011Emerging Creatives Juried Professional Development Program and Exhibition, Creative Albuquerque/Albuquerque Arts Business Association, Albuquerque, NM
1988 Chancellor’s Scholarship Award in Fine Arts, four-year full-tuition scholarship, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA