© 2015 By Jillian Youngbird

CV

Education

2011 - Kansas City Art Institute - Painting

2009 - Missouri State University -  Fine Art

Experience

2016 - Stonelion Puppet Theater, Puppet and Prop Fabrication

2012 - Present, Imagine That! Art Studio, Art Instructor, Outreach and Media Specialist

2010-2012, Diversified Chemical Products, Graphic Design and Art Department Supervisor

2011-2012, Kipp Endeavor Academy, Art Instructor

Solo Exhibitions

2017 - The Unknown Traveler and The Toklat Bear, KC Artist Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri

2014 - 6 Inches of Progress, Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City, Missouri

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 - Who Does She Think She Is?, Interurban ArtHouse, Overland Park, Kansas

2018 - CSF Visual Artist Award Exhibition, HR Block Artspace, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 - Barnstorm, Punch Projects, Spokane Washington

2018 - Representing the West: A New Frontier, Sangre de Cristo gallery, Pueblo, Colorado

2017 - Corporal Cadences, Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2017 - Raise More Corn Than Hell, Peoples Climate Movement Show, Jupiter Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2017 - Ice Cream Socialism, Plenum Space, Kansas City, Missouri

2017 - Reclaiming Earth: Works by Women Eco Artists, Jewett Gallery, San Francisco, California

2016 - EVAC presents KC Locals, Pure Pursuit, Kansas City, Missouri

2014 - Abstract Exhibition, Art at the Center, Overland Park, Kansas

2014 - Mythopoeic, Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

Public Installations

2018 - For the Birds/Swope Shelter, Open Spaces, Kansas City, Missouri

2016 - Missouri Bank Art Billboards, Kansas City, Missouri

2015 - A Bear in Kansas City, Art in The Loop Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri

Residencies

2019 - Stockyards Artist Residency, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 - Charlotte Street Studio Residency, Kansas City, Missouri

2017 - Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Flint Hills, Kansas

2017 - Denali National Park, Denali, Alaska

Fellowships

2017 - Women Eco Artists

2016 - Artist Inc. Live - Kansas City, Missouri


Awards/Grants

2018 - Byron C. Cohen Award

2018 - Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award

2017 - ArtsKC Inspiration Grant Award

2017 - Charlotte Street Rocket Grant Semi-Finalist

Lectures and Speaking Engagements

2018 - Visiting Artist Series, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas 

2018 - Panel Discussion on social spaces, 21c, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 - Artist talk on Open Spaces - UMKC, Kansas City, Missouri

2018 -  Kansas City Artist Coalition -  Artist Bootcamp, Kansas City, Missouri

2017 - Tallgrass Symposium, Kansas State University, Manhattan Kansas

Press/Publications

2019 - Sculptures Magazine, Alice Thorson

2018 - Mixed Uses: Open Spaces in Kansas City, Art in America Magazine

2018 - Open Spaces Artists, artnews.com

2018 - Artist to Watch - KC Studio Magazine

2015- Sprung Formal - Kansas City Art Institutes yearly publication

2015 - Guest on Artspeak Radio with Maria Garcia - KKFI

2015 - Reuse and Replenish: The Turn Toward Environmentally Conscious Art, Hyperallergic.com

2014 - A Youngbird in the Hand, Examiner, Erica Smith

2014 - A Consideration of the Wealth of Forgotten and Underestimated Nations, Blair Schulman