Jill Christian, U-3 | Harwood Art Center

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Jill Christian, U-3

Harwood Studio Artist since: 2011

Artist Bio

I am a visual artist with an MFA from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University as well as an MBA from the University of New Mexico. I grew up in Concord, Massachusetts. In 1992 I completed my BFA in painting at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and shortly afterwards moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Having spent time on the water growing up, I find parallels between the ocean and the great expanses of land and sky here in New Mexico. My inspiration comes from the colors, rhythms, and patterns I see in the landscape, and from the ocean landscapes of my memories -- the sea, the sky, and the distant horizon.

What Does the Harwood Mean to You?

The Harwood is Community. Working at the Harwood Art Center provides opportunity to build relationships with other artists, the amazing Harwood Staff, and the larger Albuquerque community.  It's a beautiful place to work, and I find inspiration every day I'm there.

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Current Studio Artist

Harwood Art Center is my sanctuary and my connection to the community.  It’s unusual and amazing to have these opposing forces satisfied in one place.  The Harwood community enriches my life because of studio artists, staff, teachers, and exhibits. Through classes at the Harwood Art Center and mentoring from influential New Mexico artists, I began painting in 2005.  My paintings have been included in exhibits at the Albuquerque Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque, and Patina Gallery, in Santa Fe.

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