Jillian Conrad
EDUCATION
2004
Master of Fine Arts, Liberal Arts (Honors)
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 

1995
Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts (Honors)
St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM



SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 
Exact Nature, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX

2014 
Sites and Settlements, Behal Fejer Institute, Prague, Czech Republic

2013
Ley Lines, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX

2011
Splits, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX
On Tenterhooks, (Curated by Marie Heilich), Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Construct, Art Palace, Houston, TX

2007
The solid matter of a celestial body, (catalog) Clough‐Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Hollow Mountain, (catalog) Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2005
Open Maps, Coburn Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 
In/Situ, EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL (Curated by Renaud Proch)
Artadia Anniversary Exhibition, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY (Curated by Gianni Jetzer)

2013
On Drawing, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012 
Not-Not-Not Image-Objects, (Curated by Rachel Cook), Meulensteen, New York, NY

2011 
Related Clues, Inman Gallery, Houston, TXVista, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Heat Island, (Curated by Natalie Campbell), Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 
Soft Power, (Curated by Elizabeth Hirsch and Amanda Friedman), Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY
PODS Project, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, 
TXSouthern Pacific, (Curated by Paul Middendorf), Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2010 
It’s Better to Regret Something You Have Done…, Art Palace, Houston, TX 
Jillian Conrad and Jeff Foerster, Houston Art Alliance, Houston, TX
Core Residency Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX

2009 
Diamond Life, (Curated by Kurt Mueller), Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, TX 
Core Residency Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX 
Colliding Islands, (Curated by Louise Rollins), Cast Gallery, Hobart, Australia
Interface Nature, (Curated by Andrea Horisaki‐Christens), Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY

2007 
Here and Elsewhere, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Art Daze Group Show, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

2006 
Drift, Bronx River Art Center, NY, NY. Curator: Eileen Torpey

2004 
A Moveable Feast, Boston Art Windows Project, Boston, MA. Curator: Karine Jouenne
Fresh Greens, Wilkinson Building, Providence, RI
MFA Thesis Show, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

2003 
New Sculpture, Grant Selwyn Gallery, NY, NY
Summer Show, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI. Curator: Debra Balken
Welcome to Our Fantasy, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI. Curator: Erin Harmon



GRANTS, AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2015
Governor's Island, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York NY

2013 
Artadia Award, New York, NY

2011 
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2008‐2010 
Core Program Artist in Residence, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX 

2008 
Triangle International Artist Residency, New York, NY

2007‐2008 
Lower Eastside Printshop Keyholder Residency, New York, NY

2007 
Santa Fe Art Institute Artist in Residence, Santa Fe, NM
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, to support Santa Fe Art Institute Artist in Residence, New York, NY

2006‐2007
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, New York, NY

2006 
Artist in the Marketplace Program (AIM), Bronx Art Museum, Bronx, NY
Weir Farm Trust, Wilton, CT

2005 
Art Omi International Artists’ Residency, Omi, NY 
Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Arts, Red Wing, MN
Community Learning Grant, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

2005‐2006 
Humanities Development Committee Grant, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

2002‐2004 
S.L.Y. Herman Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 
Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2003 
DataTel Scholarship, DataTel Corporation, Fairfield, NJ
Vermont Studio Center, Scholarship Recipient, Johnson, VT

2000 
All School Honors: Outstanding First‐Year Student Award, California College of Art, Oakland, CA



TEACHING
2009‐present 
Assistant Professor, Sculpture, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2007‐2008 
Graduate Studio Instructor, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2007 
Sculpture Workshop, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

2006‐2008 
Artist Teacher, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY

2004‐2006
Visiting Assistant Professor, Sculpture, Full Time, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

2004 
Instructor, On Location: Everyday Landscapes, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI



SELECTED LECTURES AND VISITS
2014
School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

2011 
Rice Gallery, Houston, TX

2010 
The Menil Collection, Houston, TXBlaffer Gallery, Houston, TX
Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

2009 
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Kendall College, Grand Rapids, MI

2007 
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2006 
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

2005 
Red Wing Arts Association, Red Wing, MN



BIBLIOGRAPHY
Christopher French, “On Drawing: Line”, catalogue, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX, June 2013
Molly Glentzer, “Jillian Conrad Lays Tracks with Ley Lines”, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX, June 2013
Jennifer King, “Jillian Conrad, Devin Borden Gallery”, ArtForum, March, 2012
Marie Heilich, “On Tenterhooks”, catalog essay, Hunt Gallery, St. Louis MO, 2012
Rachel Hooper, “Jillian Conrad”, ...might be good, #162, February, 2011
Melissa Venator, “Jillian Conrad”, Art Lies, #68, Spring, 2011
Rachel Hooper, “Musings on Antinomies in Art”, Art Lies, #64, Winter, 2009
Martha Schwendener, “Creative and Commercial: The Starving Artist Has to Eat”, New York Times, May, 2007
Frederic Koeppel, “ Elegance in 3D at Clough‐Hanson”, Memphis Commercial Appeal, November, 2007
Tom Sleigh, “Sequins and Cardboard”, catalogue essay, Real Art Ways,Hartford, CT, 2007Hamlett Dobbins, “The solid matter of a celestial body”, catalogue essay, Clough‐Hanson Gallery, Memphis, TN 2007 Christine Temin, “Windows of Opportunity for Boston, Artists”, Boston Globe, August, 2004

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