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Jody Bill

Artist's Profile



I lived in Boulder,Colorado for 10 years where I received my undergraduate degree in Art & Anthropology.. I studied Ethnoliterature, Ethnomusicology, Australian Aboriginal, Ceramics, and Painting, and was a member of the Visiting Artist Program. (In 1974 I had Encephalitis as an undergraduate, with brain damage to left side, causing loss of memory for reading, names of objects..etc. I used pictures and the names of them to relearn. Being an artist using more of the right side, I was able to adapt to the damage)  After finishing my undergrad degree, and first year of my MFA, I went to Wesleyan University to complete my Masters, where I studied Painting and Printing. The courses that I also took were, the History and Myths of the American Indians and the Culture of India. I have had a number of one person shows as well as group shows in USA & Europe. I hope to meet other artists throught this & sell paintings. In my work, I relate to the primitive within the present day. I use multiple materials such as gauze & plaster. The work relates to our history, the present & how we incorporate the two to help find a peaceful balance on this planet & protect the less developed countries. I also paint copies of old religious masters & retablos. I used to live in Dallas & have a collection of Santos, Retablos & Pre-Columbian pieces. Tapies, Dubuffet & Eva Hesse are the artists I admire. They all have strong textural styles. I would eventually like to make some larger 3D work using more materials. Thank you for reading my portfolio. I would appreciate responses. Jody Bill



1991 Ezra & Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

1990 Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT

1989 Cilantro's, Guilford, CT

1989 Daily Cafe, New Haven, CT

1989 Institute Keguruan dan Ilum Pendidikan, (National Art & Education Institute ) Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

1988 Small Space Gallery, New Haven, CT

1987 Azteca's, New Haven, CT

1986 Art in Heaven, New Haven, CT

1986 Boryca's Studio, New Haven, CT

1985 Boryca's Studio, New Haven, CT

1984 Art Works, New Haven, CT

1976 J.J. Mc Cabes, Boulder, CO


2013 Dona Laurita Gallery, Louisville, CO

2012 Gallery One, Old Saybrook, CT 

2008 Central Gallery, Old Saybrook, CT

1997 Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT

1995 Emerging Collector, New York, NY

1995 Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL

1978 Boulder Art Center, Boulder, CO


1980 Theatre piece with Michael Meyers. Reviewed by 'The New Yorker'

1980 Recording project: Collaboration with Laurie Anderson


'Raw Vision', 1994

'New Haven Register', December 1988

'Yale Daily News', After Hours, November 1986


'Art in America', August 1988

'Art Life', June 1998, 1988

RESIDED:Yokosuka, Japan; Norfolk, VA.; Dallas,TX.; New Haven, CT.; Rome, Italy; Boulder, CO.

ROAD TRAVEL: Almost all US, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Spain.



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