Jillian Conrad is a Houston-based artist who uses sculpture as a tool for translation. She constructs material compositions that connect the formal complexity of objects such as cardboard boxes, wire, rocks and bits of fabric with the idiosyncrasies of language. Her exhibitions include Artadia Anniversary Exhibition, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY (2014); Ley Lines, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX (2013); Vista, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY (2011); On Tenterhooks, Miller Gallery, St. Louis, MO (2011). Her residencies and awards include Artadia Award, Artadia Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York, NY (2012); Headlands Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (2011); Core Residency, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (2008); and Triangle International Artist Residency, New York, NY (2008). She received a B.S. in Classics from St. John’s College and an M.F.A. in Sculpture in Rhode Island School of Design.

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