Jill is an Assistant Professor in the GSU Photo Program. Jill teaches a variety of courses, most recently: Senior BFA Portfolio Seminar, Junior BFA Directed Study Seminar, Film & Darkroom, Interdisciplinary Graduate Theory Seminar and Graduate Critique and Thesis courses.
Jill received a BA in photography at Bard College and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2008. Some awards include: the Merit Scholarhship at SAIC, Wienstein Memorial Fellowship for Photography at SAIC, and the Working Artist Project Fellowship at The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia (MOCA GA). Recently she has received grants from GSU: the Research Initiation Grant and a curatorial grant from the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA). She has received curatorial grants from the Kentucky Foundation of Women and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and research grants from Eastern Kentucky University for a collaborative visual ethnography project with Dr. Judah Schept.
Jill has presented at conferences such as the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present at University of Maryland/John Hopkins, The Southeastern American Studies Association at Emory University, The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) hosted by University of Houston and MICA in Baltimore, the American Society of Criminology and the American Philosophical Association. She recently completed the School of Criticism and Theory (SCT) at Cornell University and The Birkbeck Summer Theory Institute at the University of London. She has attended several residencies, including SOMA in Mexico City and Hambidge in Georgia. Selected solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia and Institute 193. She has continually shown in group exhibitions around the country, including recent exhibitions at Harvard University, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and a recent group show at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.
Her work is in many major collections, such as: the High Museum of Art, the Do Good Fund, the University of Kentucky, the Federal Reserve of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, 21C Collection in Louisville, The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia as well as many private collections.
Her work has been on the cover of Art Papers magazine and reviews of her work have appeared in Art Forum, Art in America, Bad at Sports and The Paris Review.
Interview: HAF NY