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Jillian Dickson
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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The series Our Epidural Currency examines the forgotten and neglected connection between our tactile bodies and wild nature. Within the compilation of technological evolution, the basic conditions of being human have changed, in that our physical bodies no longer play and essential roll in our survival.

The collection of works on paper fuses images of human organs with budding flowers, ribbons and butterflies to appear as a singular functioning unit. These drawn objects attempt to both recognize the inevitable connection between nature and the human body, as well as identify their awkward and alien-like relationship in our current time.





born: 1983, Downers Grove, Illinois


MFA 2007, Clemson University, South Carolina
BFA 2005, Bradley University, Illinois

selected awards/honors

Swan Artist Honoree, Artinspired Studio One, Yorktown, Virginia. 2011
Technical Assistant Grant, Mary Beasom Bishop and Francis Summer Merit Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 2007
General Summer Work Study Grant Penland School of Crafts
Drawing Assistantship with full tuition stipend, Clemson University

selected publications

Exploring TOSCA, American Art Series, Representing North Carolina, 2014
"Laura Ball and Jillian Ludwig: Mystical Menagerie," American Art Collector January 2012: 126-127
"Laura Ball and Jillian Ludwig's Mystical Menagerie," Hi-Fructose, Contemporary Art Blog, December 13, 2011
"Jillian Ludwig's Fam Farm," Juxtapos Art and Culture Magazine Online, December 30, 2011

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Epidural Currency, The Carrack: Modern Art Gallery, Durham, North Carolina, 2014
An Elephant Walks into a Room, Solo Exhibition, Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2013
Mystical Menagerie, 2 Person Show with Laura Ball, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, California, 2011
Fam Farm, Solo Exhibition, Wug Laku's Studio and Garage, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2011

selected group shows

Drawing Now, Le Salon Du Dessin Contemporain, representing La Galerie Particulier, Exhibiting in the Carrousel de Louvre, Louvre Museum, Paris, France, 2012
Wild at Heart, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, California, 2012
GRAPHIC: Drawing and Print, Group Invitational Show, Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2014
ANIMA/ANIMUS, 4 Person Group Exhibition, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, 2011

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