Jill Robostello


Contact Information

jillrobostello@gmail.com

http://www.jillrobostello.com

Ardmore, PA

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc

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