November 6 - December 19, 2015
Jill Bedgood creates multi-media works that reflect her questioning of the duality of human nature. She received a BFA in painting and art history from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, mixed media sculpture and art history. Grants include Visiting Artist Residencies at the American Academy in Rome and a Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy. Other grants include New Forms Regional Initiatives Grant (funded by the Rockefeller and Andy Warhol Foundation and NEA); a MAAA / NEA Award in Sculpture, and an Art Matters Inc. Grant. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Recent exhibitions include participation in the group show “Texas Sculpture: A Panoramic View” at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, and solo shows “Book of Hours: Intervention” at Blue Star Art Space in San Antonio, Hanover College in Indiana, and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. A two person show “The Conversation: Piecemeal” with Steve Wiman at UTexas San Antonio Satellite Space focused on new work, as well as re-contextualization. “Landmines & Poppies” was part of “Texas Sequels” at the National Painting School in Athens, Greece, which traveled to Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her love book was added to “Let’s talk about love, baby: Love Book Project” at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art in the spring 2012. She has exhibited work at the Austin Museum of Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, Women & Their Work Gallery, Lawndale Art Center, Blue Star Art Space, as well as alternative spaces in the U.S. Reviews include the New York Times, The New Art Examiner, High Performance, Sculpture, Art Lies, CNN on line, NPR.