Jillian Conrad

Jillian Conrad

Jillian Conrad

Bonsai Radio #4, 2013
Concrete, brass, rubber, and a nail
30 x 24 x 12 in.

b. Farmington, New Mexico
Lives and works in Houston, Texas

Education
2004
MFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1995
BA, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013
Ley Lines, Devin Borden, Houston, TX

2011
Splits, Devin Borden, Houston, TX
On Tenterhooks, Curated by Marie Heilich, Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Construct, Art Palace, Houston, TX

2007
The solid matter of a celestial body, catalog, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis,TN
Hollow Mountain, catalog, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2005
Open Maps, Coburn Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
On Drawing, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012
Not-Not-Not Image-Objects, Curated by Rachel Cook, Meulensteen, New York, NY

2011
Related Clues, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Vista, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Heat Island, Curated by Natalie Campbell, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Soft Power, Curated by Elizabeth Hirsch and Amanda Friedman, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY
PODS Project, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX
Southern Pacific, Curated by Paul Middendorf, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2010
It’s Better to Regret Something You Have Done…, Art Palace, Houston, TX
Jillian Conrad and Jeff Foerster, Houston Art Alliance, Houston, TX
Core Residency Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX

2009
Diamond Life, Curated by Kurt Mueller, Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Core Residency Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Colliding Islands, Curated by Louise Rollins, Cast Gallery, Hobart, Australia
Interface Nature, Curated by Andrea Horisaki-Christens, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Here and Elsewhere, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Art Daze Group Show, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

2006
Drift, curated by Eileen Torpey, Bronx River Art Center, NY, NY

2004
A Moveable Feast, Curated by Karine Jouenne, Boston Windows Project, Boston, MA
Fresh Greens, Wilkinson Building, Providence, RI
MFA Thesis Show, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

2003
New Sculpture, Grand Selwyn Gallery, NY, NY
Summer Show, curated by Debra Balken Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
Welcome to Our Fantasy, curated by Erin Harmon, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

Grants, Awards and Residencies

2013
Artadia Award, New York, NY

2011
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2008‐10
Core Program Artist in Residence, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX

2008
Triangle International Artist Residency, New York, NY

2007‐08
Lower Eastside Printshop Keyholder Residency, New York, NY

2007
Santa Fe Art Institute Artist in Residence, Santa Fe, NM
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, to support Santa Fe Art Institute Artist in Residence, New York, NY

2006‐07
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, New York, NY

2006
Artist in the Marketplace Program (AIM), Bronx Art Museum, Bronx, NY
Weir Farm Trust, Wilton, CT

2005
Art Omi International Artists’ Residency, Omi, NY
Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Arts, Red Wing, MN
Community Learning Grant, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

2005‐06
Humanities Development Committee Grant, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

2002‐04
S.L.Y. Herman Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2003
DataTel Scholarship, DataTel Corporation, Fairfield, NJ
Vermont Studio Center, Scholarship Recipient, Johnson, VT

2000
All School Honors: Outstanding First‐Year Student Award, California College of Art, Oakland, CA

Teaching

2009‐present
Assistant Professor, Sculpture, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2007‐08
Graduate Studio Instructor, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2007
Sculpture Workshop, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

2006‐08
Artist Teacher, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY

2004‐06
Visiting Assistant Professor, Sculpture, Full Time, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

2004
Instructor, On Location: Everyday Landscapes, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Selected Lectures

2011
Rice Gallery, Houston, TX

2010
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX
Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

2009
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Kendall CollegeGrand Rapids, MI

2007
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2006
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

2005
Red Wing Arts Association, Red Wing, MN

Bibliography

2012
Jennifer King, “Jillian Conrad, Devin Borden Gallery”,ArtForum, March
Marie Heilich, “On Tenterhooks”, catalog essay, Hunt Gallery, St. Louis MO

2011
Rachel Hooper, “Jillian Conrad”, ...might be good, #162, February
Melissa Venator, “Jillian Conrad”, Art Lies, #68, Spring

2009
Rachel Hooper, “Musings on Antinomies in Art”, Art Lies, #64, Winter

2007
Martha Schwendener, “Creative and Commercial: The Starving Artist Has to Eat”, New York Times, May
Frederic Koeppel, “ Elegance in 3D at Clough‐Hanson”, Memphis Commercial Appeal, November
Tom Sleigh, “Sequins and Cardboard”, catalogue essay, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Hamlett Dobbins, “The solid matter of a celestial body”, catalogue essay, Clough‐Hanson Gallery, Memphis, TN

2005
Ruth Nerhaugen, “Writers, artists, pianist to arrive at Tower View”, Red Wing Republican Eagle, May

2004
Christine Temin, “Windows of Opportunity for Boston, Artists”, Boston Globe, August

2003
Joel Furfari, “Breathing Life into History”. Pawtucket Times, May