Jill Price

Rural Transition: Team

2011 — mixed media on canvas and plexiglass, 54 x 36 : $1850.00

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Rural Transition: Horse Power [Honourable Mention]

2011 — Mixed Media on Canvas and Plexiglass, 34 x 54 : $1750.00

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A BFA Graduate from the University of Western Ontario, contemporary landscape artist Jill Price spent the majority of her childhood in Pickering, Ontario, where her family lived on the edge of suburban development. This along with a farming background and her parent’s passion for camping, hiking and skiing, generated a true respect and connection with the land that still informs Price's work today. After studying with some of London's greatest creative minds at Western; Duncan De Kergommeaux, Sheila Butler, Wyn Geleynse, Colette Urban, Kim Moodie, Helmut Becker, and curator Barbara Fischer, Price remained in London and became an active member of its vibrant artistic community as an artist, arts writer (Scene Magazine), and arts administrator (Forest City Gallery, London Arts Council, Axis Studios). Upon meeting her mother's birth mother; a painter residing near Syracuse, New York, Price relinquished her arts administrative roles in 2002 to become more focused on her practice. This began her journey in paint, collage and the incorporation of textiles. Now residing in Barrie, Ontario, Jill continues to explore her surroundings, often mapping everyday experiences, transitions or personal memories through her juxtapositions of iconography, text and materials. Price's work exists in private and corporate collections throughout the world, and in 2012 represented Canada at the World Art Games Conference in Izmir, Turkey. Most recently, Jill's work, from her Rural Transition series, was selected as the winner of the Lambton Gallery's Juried Show in Stouffville, Ontario. "Somewhat of a storyteller, whether autobiographical or make believe, my work often celebrates the landscape tradition through the juxtaposition of nostalgic iconography or historical references against current images of our surroundings. This layering of visual language stems from a desire to document or map the transitions of our rapidly changing environment and my movement through it as a living marker of the human condition." "Fascinated with how everything is connected. My mixed media approach allows me to bring concepts, imagery and materials together to communicate our inter-connectedness."

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