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Jill Shoffiett
updated: 01/16/2014
website: www.jillshoffiett.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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The Nature of Redemption
A Place for Mama
You Say Doom and We Do Not Believe.
can't get there
Still Sporting 10 Kinds of Crazy, Dot wraps up with an Online Shopping Spree.
Ed's Truck
Mamie's Flightless Birds
Darrell's Party Hole
Bull Ultimate
Last Stand for Hortence
gone
fly away home
we gotta get your mama in there by fall
A Separate Peace
Marvel's Happy Place
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, fantasy, humor, landscape, social criticism, narrative, systems, illustration, nature, memory
 
 
The Nature of Redemption by Jill Shoffiett
The Nature of Redemption
watercolor and colored pencil
2012
22 " x  30 " 
A Place for Mama by Jill Shoffiett
A Place for Mama
watercolor and ink
2013
10 " x  14 " 
You Say Doom and We Do Not Believe. by Jill Shoffiett
You Say Doom and We Do Not Believe.
watercolor and ink
2013
22 " x  30 " 
can't get there by Jill Shoffiett
can't get there
watercolor and colored pencil
2011
18" x  14" 
Still Sporting 10 Kinds of Crazy, Dot wraps up with an Online Shopping Spree. by Jill Shoffiett
Still Sporting 10 Kinds of Crazy, Dot wraps up with an Online Shopping Spree.
watercolor and colored pencil
2013
10 " x  12 " 
Ed's Truck by Jill Shoffiett
Ed's Truck
watercolor on paper
2013
9 " x  7 " 
Mamie's Flightless Birds by Jill Shoffiett
Mamie's Flightless Birds
watercolor and ink
2012
6 " x  9 " 
Darrell's Party Hole by Jill Shoffiett
Darrell's Party Hole
watercolor and ink
2013
7 " x  10 " 
Bull Ultimate by Jill Shoffiett
Bull Ultimate
watercolor and ink
2011
24 " x  30 " 
Last Stand for Hortence by Jill Shoffiett
Last Stand for Hortence
ink
2013
7 " x  9 " 
gone by Jill Shoffiett
gone
watercolor and ink
2010
24" x  30" 
fly away home by Jill Shoffiett
fly away home
watercolor and ink
2010
9" x  12" 
we gotta get your mama in there by fall by Jill Shoffiett
we gotta get your mama in there by fall
watercolor and colored pencil
2010
9" x  12" 
A Separate Peace by Jill Shoffiett
A Separate Peace
watercolor and ink
2011.
9" x  12" 
Marvel's Happy Place by Jill Shoffiett
Marvel's Happy Place
watercolor and ink
2013
7" x  9" 

Artist Statement

I have been in New York for years, but the landscape of my native Mississippi is forever ingrained in my imagination and informs my work, which leans to the southern gothic.

The subject matter is a union of memory and narrative, often revealing piles of seemingly inconsequential junk, as might be seen by passers-by.Spindly, homemade roller coasters, fifth-hand rockets, and refurbished mechanical bulls are just a few of the items that are the raw creative fodder for the dubious characters operating within these worlds. We know the people who live here by their detritus.

 In my imagination, the folks who inhabit these scenes are embattled artists, fervent inventors who are creating elaborate (if unfathomable) systems for themselves, ways to thrive. While the visual language I use is inseparable from my southern roots, the drive to order, to invent, to make sense of the nonsensical, and the scattered physical evidence of this struggle, seems to me a universal characteristic of being human. These landscapes are visual narratives dealing with the business of survival, and the peculiar systems we people construct to make it in this world. 

Artist Bio / CV

                               JILL SHOFFIETT

roaches15@aol.com

EDUCATION
MFA, Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 1999.
BFA, Painting and Printmaking, Mississippi University for Women, 1996.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS      

 "Intuitionists" Drawing Center, New York, NY upcoming, 2014.

"American Storytellers." Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. 2013. 

 "Jill Shoffiett: American Stories." Lunch Ticket online publication, Antioch University, 2012.

"Art to a Point" Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY 2013. 

"Hudson River Exhibition" Riverside Gallery, Beacon, NY 2012. 

"No Dead Artists" Jonathan Ferarra Gallery, NEw Orleans, LA, 2011. 

Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, Flat Files. 2005-present.

New York Foundation For the Arts Drawing Fellowship.

"Flatfiling" Pierogi 2000 at ARTNEWS Berlin, 2008. 

Old School, New School, No School," CCCultural Project, Jim Thorpe, PA, 2008.           

A Pictorial Point,” Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY, 2006.

"Open House: Working in Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2004.

"Pratt" Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2001.

"Apocalypse”, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
"Jill Shoffiett: Selected Paintings and Drawings," Pratt Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 1999.                       

"Jill Shoffiett: Selected Drawings and Paintings" Casteel Gallery, Mississippi 1998.
“Size Matters”, Gail Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY. 1999.
“Slide Show”, Gail Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY.1999.
Pratt Symposium, curated by Donald Kuspit, 1999.

REVIEWS

The New York Times,
Holland Cotter. "Brooklyn-ness, a State of Mind and Artistic Identity in the Un-Chelsea", April 16th, 2004.

Art in America ,
Gregory Volk. "Big Brash Borough", Sept., 2004.

Gallery and Studio
"Open House: A Museum Grows in Brooklyn", August 2004, 16.

Open House:Working in Brooklyn

 written by Charlotta Kotik and Tumelo Mosaka with foreword by Arnold L. Lehman, 2004.