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Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
updated: 06/29/2012
website: www.jillslosburg-ackerman.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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In Rome, excerpt
In Rome, excerpt
In Rome, excerpt
In Rome - detail
In Rome, detail of an installation of drawings and sculpture
In Rome
In Rome, detail of an installation of drawings and sculpture
IMPORT-EXPORT: side table (duplicate) 2009
Framing Drawing #11 (from IMPORT-EXPORT liliacs)
Framing Drawing #20
Drawing for a Sculpture #42
Framing for a Drawing #6
Framing for a Drawing #7
Framing for a Drawing #5
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, biomorphic, craft, nature, organic, surreal
 
 
In Rome, excerpt by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
In Rome, excerpt
mixed media
2011
Dimensions variable
In Rome, excerpt by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
In Rome, excerpt
mixed media
2011
10" x  8" 
In Rome, excerpt by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
In Rome, excerpt
mixed media
2011
Dimensions variable
In Rome - detail by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
In Rome - detail
found objects, mixed media on 8 x 10
2009-2010
Dimensions variable
In Rome, detail of an installation of drawings and sculpture by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
In Rome, detail of an installation of drawings and sculpture
gouache, pencil, pine
2009-2012
Dimensions variable
In Rome by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
In Rome
gouache, pencil, pine
2009-2012
Dimensions variable
In Rome, detail of an installation of drawings and sculpture by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
In Rome, detail of an installation of drawings and sculpture
gouache, pencil, pine
2009-2012
Dimensions variable
IMPORT-EXPORT: side table (duplicate) 2009 by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
IMPORT-EXPORT: side table (duplicate) 2009
found table
2009
Dimensions variable
Framing Drawing #11 (from IMPORT-EXPORT liliacs) by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
Framing Drawing #11 (from IMPORT-EXPORT liliacs)
wood, sumi ink, found photograph
2008
11 1/2" x  8 3/4"  x 1" 
Framing Drawing #20 by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
Framing Drawing #20
wood, shellac,Karl Blossfedt's photograph
2008
18 1/2" x  16 1/2"  x 1 1/2 " 
Drawing for a Sculpture #42 by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
Drawing for a Sculpture #42
wood, paint, pencil, paper
2007
14" x  11"  x 1/8" 
Framing for a Drawing #6 by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
Framing for a Drawing #6
wood, paint, pencil, paper
2006
12 3/4" x  12 3/4" 
Framing for a Drawing #7 by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
Framing for a Drawing #7
wood, sumi ink, paper
2006
11 5/8" x  10 1/2"  x 3/4" 
Framing for a Drawing #5 by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
Framing for a Drawing #5
wood, sumi ink, paper
2005
16 1/8" x  14 3/8" 

Artist Statement
Drawing notes

I am interested in the conjunction “and”. Just as conjunctions join separate linguistic elements within a single sentence, I seek to join disparate and often opposing objects in order to create harmonic sculptural works. Some of the subjects that interest me are the contrast of nature and artifice, the relationship of handmade things and manufactured products, and the tension between sculpture and design.
I began to draw seriously as a counterpoint to the arduous process of making sculpture. Without structural demands, I can easily be speculative and spontaneous. I draw as a sculptor, engaged in particular by issues of material, figure-ground relationships, and framing which are reflected by the constructed wood elements in each drawing. The  “Framing Drawings” are hybrid works that collapse the boundary between a drawing and its frame through interacting carved and painted passages. In contrast to the gravity of sculpture, my drawings can be buoyant and emotional. The  “Iraq Drawings”  from 2004-7 juxtapose fragments of ivory, a precious, forbidden material, with voluptuous painted and drawn forms, embodying my distress over the war.
Despite the highly crafted and finished quality of my drawings, they are for me “working drawings”, palpable ways to explore form and relationships on paper.

Jill Slosburg-Ackerman

Artist Bio / CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2004 Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston
1999 Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
1996 Lee Gallery, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1995 Manwaring Gallery, Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT
Genovese Gallery, Boston
TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
1999 The Gallery @ Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA-with Taylor Davis
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007 Rock, Paper, Scissors, Judy Ann Goldman, Boston
 Cut, Paul Kotula Projects, Fernadale, MI
Take Nine, North American Costa Rica Cultural Center, San Jose, Costa Rica
GRANTS & AWARDS

2007 Artist’s Grant, Anonymous Was a Woman
2006 Drawing, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Best Gallery Show of a Mid-Career Artist (Judy Goldman Gallery), New England Art Critics Association
2001 Berkshire Taconic Trust Artists Grant
1999 Fellowship for Sculpture, Massachusetts Cultural Council
1998 Traveling Scholar’s Award, School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Drawing, New England Foundation for the Arts
1991 Artist’s Grant, The Artists Foundation, MA
1986 Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1985-6 Fellow, The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA
1984 Patricia Jellinek Prize for Jewelry,
The Artists Foundation, Boston
1975 Artist in Residence to the Public, National Endowment for the Arts, sponsored by the Institute of Contemporary Art’s “Works in Progress”, Boston
1974 Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
COLLECTIONS
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
City of Cambridge, MA
Daphne Farago
The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, Cambridge, MA
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Robert Lee Morris
Professor of Art, Massachusetts College of Art + Design