“A Boy Skipping” 2017, Charcoal, ink and pencil, 32″ x 22″
The delicate balance between the moment of wonder and chaos, trust and fear, let go into the unknown where risk is taken. “Fool” stepping from the cliff, a world enveloped in wonder, underlying subtle fear rests beneath a cloud of storm and change, falling into the black void where you lose your breath.
Jeri Hillis, Professional Artist, Teaching Artist, Artist in Education with the Arkansas Arts Council, the Arkansas Learning Through the Arts, Hot Springs School District, with pottery residencies for third and fourth graders. Teaching after school programs and adult classes at Emergent Arts, in Hot Springs.
Known for architectural paintings and mixed media/collages of butterflies. Juried into the 53rd Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, 2010- 2011. Invited by the Arkansas Arts Council to exhibit at the Historic Arkansas Museum Trinity Gallery, Little Rock, “Thresholds: Landscape, Memory and Architecture” 2008-2009. Awarded Purchase Prize by the
AAC Small Works on Paper Exhibition, 2008.
B.F.A Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1985. Partial M.F.A, printmaking, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Exhibited in museums and galleries.
Lived on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, for fifteen years, moving to Hot Springs, Arkansas, 2005.
On the Arkansas Arts Council Arkansas Artist Registry. Represented by Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas.