Résumé

Jill McLean is a Chicago based Artist working with oils on canvas, bookmaking and drawing. Having an affinity for light and beauty, she brings out these inner elements from her subject matter of memories, hopes, places and people.

Jill’s work is held in private collections nationally.


EXHIBITIONS + SHOWINGS

Mini-Retrospective
Solo show; The Perfect Cup, Chicago, IL; November, 2016 - February, 2016

A Beautiful Heart
Group show / Curator and Featured Artist; 3,500 sq. ft. Luxury Home in Elmhurst, Illinois; August 28-September 28, 2015

TRU Urban
Group show / Curator and Featured Artist; TRU Lofts, Chicago; July, 2015

Breaking the Chains That Bind Me
Solo exhibition; Paul V Galvin Library Gallery (Kemper Room), IIT; Curated by SmallRoom; January 13-February 28, 2014

FAB Studios Member Show
Group exhibition; Second Floor Gallery, Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL; October, 2013

September Open Studio
Second Fridays showing; Fine Arts Building, #939, Chicago, IL; 2013

Eternal
Solo exhibition; Second Floor Gallery, Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL; April, 2013

December Fine Arts Building Gala
Holiday Open Studio showing; Fine Arts Building, #939, Chicago, IL; 2012

August Open Studio
Second Fridays showing; Fine Arts Building, #939, Chicago, IL; 2012

Collective Works
Solo exhibition; Second Floor Gallery; Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL; May, 2012

February Open Studio
Second Fridays showing; Fine Arts Building, #939, Chicago, IL; 2012

February Open Studio
Second Fridays showing; Fine Arts Building, #928, Chicago, IL; 2007

Group Show
Group show exhibition; Ossia Fine Arts Space; Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL;
Curated by Karen Schulz-Harmon; December, 2006


CAREER ACTIVITY

2005 – present
Abstract Oil Painter
Professional exploration and creation of oils on canvas (www.jillmclean.com)

1994 – 2014
Haute Media Girl; Founder and Creative Director
Full-service design studio. Interactive media, web, print, branding, illustration and specialty. Provision of consultation, creative direction, concept, design, production and management of vendors, budget and timelines. (www.hautemediagirl.com)


EDUCATION

1992 – 2014
Ongoing online training in digital media and design

1990 – 1992
Interior Designers Institute  |  Orange County, CA
A.A. in Drafting, Space planning, Interior Design

1986 – 1990
University of Oregon  |  Eugene, OR
School of Architecture and Allied Arts
Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts

1984 – 1986
Pacific University  |  Forest Grove, OR
School of Fine Arts