artists > Jill King

King's sculptures, take the viewer on a journey from the smallest elements of creation, such as a seed under a microscope and into vast galaxies light years away. Her artworks are constructed out of a wide range of materials such as soldered or welded steel, sewn fabrics impregnated with acrylic gel, LED lights and painted pigments. Formed by stretching an opaque fabric over a linear steel construction, her sculptures look like fantastical botanical drawings, flying kites or lit up celestial cloud formations that have come to life in three dimensions. King often weaves ancient symbols and formulas from Alchemy and Mysticism onto the surface of her fabric. She does this, as a means to strip away the layers of the past, to reexamine and transform patterns and structures that no longer serve or even have the possibility to serve our present culture. Her organic artworks highlight the glory and intricacy of the natural world and represents the cycles of life through the power of growth and transformation.

King has been exhibited in private and public places such as The Harris Theater-Millennium Park-Chicago, The Garfield Park Conservatory, The Convention Center-Grand Rapids Michigan (voted into top 100 out of 1500 as part of the 2013 Art Prize Competition), Expo Chicago, SOFA Chicago, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago and many galleries throughout the Midwest. Her work is in several private and public collections throughout the country, including the Loyola Medical Center in Burr Ridge, IL. and the Evanston Civic Center. King served as Education Chair on the Board of Directors of Chicago Sculpture International, from 2015 thru 2018, where she assisted in creating educational workshop opportunities and events to promote the organizations members composed of 150 professional sculptors.

Suspended sculpture
Steel, Sewn Fabric & Acrylic Paint
3'6" x 4'6" x 9"
2017
$3800
Suspended sculpture
Steel, Sewn Fabric & Acrylic Paint
38” x 40” x 12”
2017
$3200
Wall sculpture
Steel, Sewn Fabric & Acrylic Paint
30" x 45" x 8"
2018
Suspended sculpture
Steel, Sewn Fabric & Acrylic Paint
2’6” x 2’3” x 4’6”
2017
Light up floor sculpture
Steel, Sewn Fabric & Acrylic Paint, Interior light
48" x 24" x 12"
2018
$2300