Jill Sablosky


Contact Information

tel: 267-372-5700
e-mail: jillsablosky@aol.com
Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

Stone is my inspiration and medium. My passion for stone has brought me to explore and live in the landscape/stonescape of the Italian Apuane in Tuscany where I have lived intermittently for the last 25 years, on a wildlife preserve in the fossil stone regions of Texas, in Connecticut along the granite shoreline and in the Philadelphia area where I was born and have returned to live and work in the past year. Stones quarried from these locations are integral to my work, which is specific to the sites for both private commissions and public art projects. Italian marble, Pennsylvania granite and slate, Connecticut granite, and Texas limestone and sandstone are brought together in many projects. These landforms are an expression of my journey.

Stone has been my continual connection to nature, and the substance with which I communicate thoughts and concerns for the human condition. I have worked to create a language in stone which is in part referential, a blending of person, place, and animal — capturing the spirit of all. This form is both architectonic and organic in nature. It is measured, carved, cut, and built to endure. Some stones remain raw and unfinished when the stone demands to be left untouched. In this sense, the stone becomes context and content. Each installation has a story relating to the place and its participants. These stories or themes compound during the process. The joining of the stones is not only a means of physical connection, yet also a metaphor for layers of relationship, both psychological and metaphysical.


University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Sculpture

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
BA, Studio Art, minor in Art History


Who’s Who of American Women, 23rd edition, Marquis, 2002-2003

Sharon Steuer, Creative Thinking in Photoshop, A New Approach to Digital Art, New Riders Press, 2002 pp. 196 – 200 (simulations of sculptures in a variety of landscapes)

Newark Star Ledger, November 28, 1997, p. 32 . review by Dan Bischoff
Stone: A Group Exhibition at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

September 1997, Commissions-in-Brief (on A Course in Change, GSA Federal Building, San Antonio, TX)
September/October 1988, In the News, p.12 (on exhibition award in Dallas, TX)
September/October 1987, “An Ocean’’s Perspective,” p. 46 (on Beaver College/Arcadia University exhibition/ purchase)

Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis, 1995 – 1996 edition

San Antonio Express News December 11, 1995, Arts section: A Course in Change, GSA Federal Building, San Antonio, TX

Aura Magazine Fort Worth, TX, March/April 1992, p. 34, “Art to Live In”

Fort Worth Star Telegram
December 13, 1989, photo essay of recent sculpture
June 11, 1989 review, Hughes-Trigg Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
March 23, 1989 review, solo sculpture exhibit, Contract Design Center, Dallas, TX
November 13, 1988, Janet Tyson, “Women Who Are Artists”
September 21, 1988, Janet Tyson, review, Art in the Metroplex

Designers West Magazine, July 1989, p. 128 photograph of Space Table

Alcade Magazine, University of Texas at Austin, May 1989

Dallas Downtown News, March 20, 1989 photograph of The Necessary Opera, Contract Design Center, Dallas TX

WRR-FM Radio Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Oct. 24, 1988, Lawson Taitte, review, The Crescent Gallery, Dallas, TX
July 26, 1988, Lawson Taitte, review, Excellence 88, Plaza of the Americas, Dallas TX

Dallas Times Herald July 16, 1988, Ann Jarmusch, “Sculptors of Excellence”

Dallas Morning News July 16, 1988, Janet Kutner, “Excellence ’88”

Visual Literacy – Guide to the Visual Arts and Communication textbook, pp.. 137, 141, 147
author – Deborah Curtiss, 1987, Prentice Hall, Inc.

Public Art Projects

Continuum The School of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Current project: Granite sculptural environment in wooded site near building

I. M. PEI Sculpture Garden: A Tribute Society Hill Towers,
Philadelphia, PA
Marble sundial and bench surrounded by landscaped garden

16th Street Courtyard – SEPTA Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Authority Percent for Art Program – Suburban Station Renovations, Philadelphia, PA
Project Finalist: 4,000 sq.ft. outdoor sunken garden

Gathering Plainville Public Library, Plainville, CT Conneticut Percent for Art Program
Project Finalist: outdoor granite sitting/gathering area

Philadelphia International Airport – International Arrivals Hall
Philadelphia Office of Arts and Culture: Percent for Art Program
Project Finalist

1998 – 1999
Uroboros Pinney Hall, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
Connecticut Commission on the Arts: Art in Public Spaces
Granite sculptures, granite and concrete benches and walkways

New Primate Center: The Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia Office of Arts and Culture
Project Finalist: outdoor walkway and sculpture

1994 – 1995
A Course in Change General Services Administration, Federal Building, San Antonio, TX
Stone sculpture and concrete walkways

Harrisburg Proposal Market Street State Office Building, Harrisburg, PA
Pennsylvania Department of General Services Percent for Art Project
Project Finalist: Entry plaza sculpture

Wall sculpture Sartain Street, Center City, Philadelphia, PA
Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia Percent for Art Program

Scottsdale Cultural Council Civic Center Plaza
Police Headquarters/Municipal Court Building, Scottsdale, AZ
Project Finalist: outdoor sculpture

Public and Corporate Collections

Arcadia University/Beaver College, Wyncote, PA
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Glen Rose Historical Commission, Glen Rose, TX
John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX
Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
World Trade Center, Dallas Market Center, Dallas, TX

Selected Exhibition

Gallery in the Garden 6, Hawk Mountain, PA
Curator: Eileen Tognini

Sticks and Stones: the making of a sculpture garden, Kalogris Sculpture Garden, Devault, PA

Art in the Garden, Wilber & King, Guilford, CT

Stone: A Group Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture Museum and Sculpture Park, Hamilton, NJ
Catalogue available

Galleria D’Arte La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Italy

Incontri D’Arte, Galleria D’Arte La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Italy

Form/Function Furniture, D-ART Visual Art Center, Dallas, TX

Red River Hera, Outdoor installation of stone sculpture in conjunction with the 14th International Sculpture Conference, Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Emerging Forms, Creative Artists Network, Philadelphia, PA

Gallery Artists Exhibition, William Campbell Contemporary Art,
Fort Worth, TX

1989 – 1990
A Century of Sculpture in Texas 1889 – 1989, traveling exhibition, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX; Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX; San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Curators: Becky Duval Reese, Director, El Paso Museum of Art; and Patricia D. Hendricks
Catalogue available



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