CV : Art

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

Create Life
Solo exhibition / Curator and Solo Artist; ACS Gallery, Chicago, IL; March 16, 2018 - April 26, 2018

Artistic Impressions of Advent: A Journey of Hope
Group exhibition / Curator and Featured Artist; Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, IL; December 2, 2017

Group Show
Ian Sherwin Gallery, Chicago, IL; November, 2016 - January, 2017

Mini-Retrospective
Solo exhibition; The Perfect Cup, Chicago, IL; November, 2015 - February, 2016

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

TRU Urban
Group exhibition / 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

Fall 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

Open Studio From the Heart
Second Fridays showing; Fine Arts Building, #928, Chicago, IL; 2007

Group Show
Group 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. Editorial writing, interactive media, web, print, branding, illustration and specialty. Provision of consultation, creative direction, concept, design, production and management of vendors, budget and timelines.


EDUCATION

2014 – Present
Ongoing online research and professional workshops, webinars and videos
applicable to the business of fine art

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