Jill Robostello

Jill Robostello

    Ardmore, PA

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    Artist's Biography

    In 2006, I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art. I majored in Painting and Drawing, minored in Art History, and got my certification for Art Education. In 2013, while working full time at Paxon Hollow Middle School, I received my Masters of Art in Art Education with a concentration in Studio Art.

    Since graduating college, I have showed my artwork in at least one show once a year, including a solo exhibit at Mugshots Manayunk in 2009. I will focus on shows from the last 5 years. In 2012, I showed in “What Those Who Teach Can Do” at the Art Institute Philadelphia and at UArts CS Group Exhibition at the Wayne Art Center. In 2014, I showed in a group exhibition at the Newtown Square Library. In 2017, I showed at the Art is Life Festival Roxborough, 2nd Street Festival Philadelphia, Fall for the Arts Juried Festival Chestnut Hill, Clover Market Collingswood, West Elm King of Prussia, and Crafty Balboa Philadelphia.

    Artist's Statement

    My painting style invokes organic and anatomical forms that are aesthetically pleasing and provoke a meditative and emotional response. My figurative work incorporates social commentary and psychological studies of modern men and women. I work with bold colors and intense lighting which gives a sense of mysteriousness and narrative to my work. I spend much of my time planning interesting compositions and harmonious balance between textures, line work, and light/dark.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2009
    Jill Robostello, Mugshots, Philadelphia, PA

    Group
    2014
    Art Educators’ Exhibition, Newtown Square Library Newtown Square, PA

    2012
    UArts CS Group Exhibition , Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

    What Those Who Teach Can Do, Art Institute, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried Exhibition

    2011
    UArts CS Group Exhibition, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2010
    UArts CS Group Exhibition , Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

    Other
    2017
    Clover Market, Collingswood, NJ
    Juried Festival

    Crafty Balboa, Philadelphia, PA

    Fall for the Arts, Chestnut Hill, PA
    Juried Festival

    Art is Life, Roxborough, PA

    2nd Street Festival, Philadelphia, PA

    Public Projects

    2017
    Haverford Library Children’s Coloring Book Table, Haverford Library, Haverford, PA
    Sponsor: Shannon Connor

    Professional Experience

    2011-2014
    Paxon Hollow Middle School Teacher, Broomall, PA
    2018
    Calligraphy Class, Upper Darby Library, Upper Darby, PA

    Commissions

    Private
    2018
    Event Wedding Oil Painting
    2017
    Custom Watercolor Pet Portrait
    Event Wedding Oil Painting

    2016
    Watercolor Philadelphia Cricket Club

    2015
    Custom Watercolor Pet Portrait
    Custom Watercolor House Painting

    2014
    Custom Watercolor Pet Portrait

    2013
    Custom Father Daughter Drawing
    Custom Wedding Dress Drawing

    2012
    Custom Wedding Dress Drawing
    Custom Pencil Portrait

    Affiliations

    2018
    Oil Painters of America

    2017-2018
    PA Guild of Craftsman
    Wayne Art Center
    Main Line Art Center

    Education

    2013
    University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    MA, Art Education Concentration in Studio Arts

    2006
    Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    BFA, Painting and Drawing, Minor Art History