Jillian Kay FitzMaurice is an artist and poet currently living in Denver, Colorado. She is a 2011 graduate from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, majoring in Drawing. While drawing and painting are her primary medium she has most recently been working on performance, video, and installation pieces.
Her works is influenced by the surreal with touches of opulence. She uses symbolic imagery and depicts it with a bold clarity. Depictions of floral, animals, and the human form.
"In art anything can exist. You are the creator and these works are mine."
There is so much beauty in the simplest pencil lines, forms, marks, and drawing fundamentals. The artist often chooses to adorn these in gold, glitter, or iridescent pigment.
She grew up in the woods of Wisconsin next to the haunting Lake Michigan. The wildlife and landscape of her childhood have found themselves the subjects of her work. Her travels to Ireland and throughout the US have only continued to fuel her imagination. She is currently a working artist, and mommy - and that is what this is all for.
Shows to Date
Foster the People "Sit Next to Me" Music Video - November 2017
Group Show @ Alto Gallery Denver, CO - March 2016
"100 on 100"
Group Show @ Rule Gallery Marfa, TX - January 2016
Collaboration Video Performance with Kristen Sink @ Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art March 2015
Group Show @ Rule Gallery Denver, CO - December 2014
Group Show @ Unit E Denver, CO - March 2015
"S.O.F.A.R. Simple Objective: Female Artists Rising III"
Group Show @ Entre Nous Denver, CO- May 2014
Group Show @ Entre Nous Denver, CO- February 2014
Group Show @ Comb Gallery Milwauke, WI - January 2014
"The White Show, #FFFFFFF"
Group Show @ RULE gallery Denver, CO - December 2012
Solo Show @ The Showpen Residency Denver, CO - December 2012
Group Show @ Unit E Denver, CO - September 2012
"S.O.F.A.R. - Simple Objective: Female Artists Rising"
Group Show @ The Expo Center Denver, CO - April 2012
"100 Of 100 Birdseed Collective"
Group Show @ ARTMilwaukee Milwaukee, WI - January 2012
"1st Birthday Party"
Group Show @ American Fantasy Classics Milwaukee, WI - October 2011
"The Gh0$t Show II"
Group Show @ JACKPOT Gallery Milwaukee, WI - July 2011
"Rock Gems and Minerals"
Thesis Show @ Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Milwaukee, WI - May 2011
Group Show @Anacortes Community Art Center Anacortes, WA - July 2010
Group Show @ The Burren College of Art Ballyvauhan, Ireland - May 2010