Jillian Claeys


About

Jillian Claeys (b. 1983, Chatham, ON) is a Canadian visual artist and recent graduate of OCAD University, receiving a BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2012 as well as the Frederick Hagan Passion in Paint Award for 2012. She has also previously studied Environmental Geography and Ecosystem Restoration at Post Secondary institutions in Ontario. Drawing from her educational background she combines subjects of urbanization, natural phenomena, and mapping with contemporary abstraction. The balance between humankind and the environment is a theme that can be found throughout Jillian’s work. She has shown throughout Ontario and is currently working and exploring the vast landscapes throughout British Columbia.

Additionally, Jillian has planted over 1, 500, 000 trees throughout northern Ontario, BC and Quebec. And still counting.

Place

Toronto, Canada

Education

2012
OCAD University, Drawing & Painting, B.F.A

2006
Nipissing University, Environmental Geography

2005
Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ecosystem Restoration

Award

2012
Frederick Hagan “Passion in Paint Award”

2012
Peer Mentor Award, OCAD University

Exhibition

2014
New Horizons, Shatterbox Coffee, Victoria BC

2014
Quetico Foundation Group Show, Pictograph Gallery, Atikokan ON

2012
Summer Emerging Artist Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto ON

2012
Emerging Artist 4th Wall, Bloke & 4th, Toronto ON

Art

Ignite
450.00
Radiance
1,300.00