Background

statement

The studio is my place to capture timeless poetry of the past.  As I paint, I reflect on memories, stories and imagined scenes.  I get caught in an ethereal world as colors blend and gradually evolve into a picture.

The feminine spirit is illuminated through the lens of fashion, recalling the details of a gown once worn by a historical heroine, theatrical ballet dancer or a mother or a daughter.  Classical still life and portraits are given new breath with a modern touch.  Color remains the soul of the painting - my smiles, sorrows, passions and whims.

press

2013, House Beautiful. Instant Room. Champalimaud Design, New York City.

2012, Interior Design. Fashion Atelier, feature by Meghan Edwards, Editor.

2011, Luxe Magazine. Greystone Estate, Beverly Hills and Timothy Corrigan Design, Los Angeles. 

2009, Traditional Home. Hampton Designer Showhouse. 

publication

2015, Jillian Lee: Art of Enchantment. Book by Erin Taylor Editions.  

solo & two-person exhibitions

2016, New Works by Jillian Lee and Gary Welton. Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2016, Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2015, Wild at Heart. Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2014, Jillian Lee. Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2014, New Works by Jillian Lee. Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2014, Fall Exhibition. Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2013, Works by Gary Welton and Jillian Lee. Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2013, Fall Exhibition. Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2013, Works by Jillian Lee and Dan Raphael. Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2012, Fashion Atelier Collection. Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

group exhibitions

2016, Illusion, Key West Gallery, Florida.

2016, Illusion, Park City Fine Art, Utah.

2016, Illusion, Key West Gallery, Florida.

2016, Illusion, Barrette Fine Art, California.

2016, Illusion, Sargents Fine Art, Hawaii. 

2015, Key West Gallery, Florida.

2015, Sargents Fine Art, Hawaii.

2015, Key West Gallery, Florida.

2015, Park City Fine Art, Utah.

2015, Key West Gallery, Florida.

2015, Barrette Fine Art, California.

2014, Sotheby’s and Smile Network: A Gallery of Smiles. Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2013, Diamonds in the Rough. Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2012, Brownstones on France, Edina, Minnesota.

2012, Mingle Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2012, Griffin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

education

B.A. Art History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Studies Abroad in Art History and Architecture: 

National Gallery - London, England.  Musee d’Orsay, Louvre, Rodin Museum - Paris, France.  Berlin Museum - Berlin, Germany.  National Gallery - Prague, Czech Republic.  Belvedere Museum - Vienna, Austria.  Gallerie dell’Accademia, Uffizi Gallery, Vatican - Venice, Florence, Rome, Italy.

private collections

United States, Europe, Canada

 

 

video

 

 

book

Available at Griffin Gallery in Minneapolis, MN

www.griffingalleryfineart.com