Art+Poetry Chicago 2011


Art+Poetry Chicago Entry:
Yemaya/Oshun Kite by Jill Zylke
Mixed Media--Acrylic on screen over paper and wood 36" wide by 28" tall
Jill Zylke has formally studied fine art and illustration, earning a degree from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. She then served on the Board of Directors at the Palette and Chisel Academy, and later as vice-president of Windy City Arts, a non-profit organization. She is currently an active member of the Plein Air Painters of Chicago and the Edgewater Artists in Motion.

Her work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions, as well as many group shows in such prestigious galleries as Ann Nathan, ARC Gallery, Mars Gallery, 33 Contemporary, Jackson Junge, Eyeporium and the Chicago Cultural Center. She has been a featured artist in the Chicago Art News and Chicago Sun-Times newspapers and has been interviewed on the television show “Is It Art?”.  She works as a painter, graphic designer and illustrator.