Drawing inspiration from light, color, and pattern in the landscape, sea, and sky, Jill Christian’s current paintings present fields of brushstrokes that fill the surface with subtly shifting colors. At once excessive and meditative, these process-driven paintings create rhythmic patterns that invite quiet contemplation of their surfaces.
Jill Christian is a visual artist working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Having spent time on the water growing up in Massachusetts, she finds parallels between the ocean and the great expanses of distance and sky in New Mexico.
She was a recipient of a 2011 Creative Albuquerque/Albuquerque Arts Business Association Emerging Creatives Award. Her work has been shown in a number of solo and group exhibitions, including 516 ARTS’ New Mexico Showcase and Art on the Edge 2015 at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
She holds an MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design, a BFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an MBA from the University of New Mexico.