Jillian Dickson

Artist, Art Educator and lover of Olives, Jillian Dickson hails from a downtown-less town called Darien in Illinois. She has traveled the world with a southern gent and loves the smell of her daughter’s yogurt incrusted hair.

In the summer of 2015, Jillian participated in the ArtVenice project which is a digital presentation of her work along side other international artist taking place the first week of the 56th Venice Biennale in the centre of Castello. In 2012, Jillian represented La Galerie Particulier in the Drawing Now Exhibition held at the Louvre in Paris. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, including: Swarm Gallery in Oakland California, Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California, and Antler Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Jillian’s art work has been published twice in The International Drawing Annual, Published by Manifest Creative Research and Drawing in 2010 and 2014.

Oh, and the teaching! Jillian has taught at: Elon University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Baylor University, Texas State University, The Art Institute of Austin, Clemson University and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

If you ever seen Jillian staring blankly at you, know she is most likely memorizing the curve of your eyebrows next to the bend of your glasses. Ya know, so she can draw it later.


Assistant Professor


Drawing and Painting

Educational Background

MFA - Clemson University

BFA - Bradley University


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