“As a teaching artist I think a great deal about how to create a structure to use when considering the nonhierarchical pluralism that is Painting today. Painters are no longer making work with a belief that a particular approach is mandated by a historical trajectory; there is enormous breadth to what is happening within this discipline. Yet, to say ‘anything goes’ doesn’t assist in thinking about or enter the discourse. I have created a taxonomy of ‘conversations’ happening within Painting today to help do just this. I am interested in presenting this taxonomy and discuss how it intersects some categories recently published by Richard Kalina in the Brooklyn Rail.”
Jill Newman works in painting as well as drawing, sculpture, and installation. She has presented work at Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn; the Banff Centre in Canada; Side Street Projects in Pasadena; and at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Kristi Engle Gallery, Mandrake, Fellows of Contemporary Art, and Post, all in Los Angeles. Newman received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia and a BS from University of Wisconsin, Madison and currently teaches at University of California, Riverside.