SELECTED WORKS        BIOGRAPHY        EXHIBITIONS

JILL PAZ


Jill Paz was born in Manila, Philippines, in 1982, and immigrated to the United States with her family the following year. She studied painting at the Columbus College of Art and Design and attended a studio program at Parsons School of Design in New York before pursuing Art History at the University of British Columbia and then returning to her alma mater for a master’s degree. She had solo exhibitions at Archivo 1984 (Manila, Philippines), ROY G. BIV Gallery (Columbus, Ohio, US), City Center Gallery at The Ohio State University’s Urban Arts Space (Columbus, Ohio, US), Backspace Gallery (Portland, Oregan, US), Rockwell Center (Manila, Philippines) She has been part of group exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Banff Centre in Banff, Canada, the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus and the Mori Museum in Tokyo. She was a visiting artist at Kunsthaus Raskolnikow, Dresden, and Alte Feuerwache Loschwtiz, also in Dresden, Germany. And she conducted residencies at Mildred’s Lane in New York and Banff Centre, Banff.
 

Through her work, Jill Paz enacts a homecoming. Her work embraces the realms of both the intensely personal and the distant past. Paz revisits and reinterprets the body of works of the late 19th century Filipino painter Félix Resurrección Hidalgo (1855-1913), an enigmatic figure in Philippine art history and her great grand-uncle.
 

Jill Paz’s works are detailed approximations crafted with photography, painting, computer programs and laser. She uses laser-cutting technology to bore, etch and puncture delicate layers; she programmed the laser-cutter in such a way it can etch a digital image on cardboard. In such a way, she is able to show the transient and vulnerable nature of paintings as objects: to be open to the possibility that the past and its objects can change, disperse or fall apart into total collapse.

 

Biography

1982 born in Makati (PH)
Lives and works in Manila (PH)

2015 MFA in Visual Arts, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, (OH)
2005 Art History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
2004 BFA in Studio Art, Magna Cum Laude, Columbus College of Art and Design,
Columbus, (OH)
2003 AICAD: New York Studio Residency Program, Parsons The New School for
Design, (NY)

Exhibitions (2001 to present, selection)

2018
1335MABINI, Makati (PH) (solo)
Forever is Composed of Nows, Archivo 1984 booth for Art Fair Philippines,
Makati (PH)

2017
Homage, Archivo 1984, Makati, (PH) (solo)
Art Fair Philippines, Archivo 1984, Makati (PH)

2016
Alte Feuerwache Lochwitz, Dresden (DE)
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus(OH)
The Beeler Gallery at the Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art and
Design, Columbus (OH)

2015
Project Space, Banff Centre, Banff Alberta (CA)
Tell the Truth, But Tell it with a Slant, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Canzani Center,
Columbus (OH)
ImageOhio, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus (OH)

2014
Libertatem, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus, (OH) (two-person exhibition)
Ohio State Fair Art Exhibition, Ohio Expo and State Fair, Columbus (OH)

2013
No/Where/NOW/Here, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus (OH) (solo)
I See the Sounds, I Hear the Colours, Wild Goose Creative, Columbus (OH) (solo)
Libertatem, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus (OH) (solo)
Everyone has a Summer, Wild Goose Creative, Columbus, (OH) (solo)
No/Where/NOW/Here, Stumptown, Portland (OR) (solo)
Surthrive in the Heartland, The Ohio State University's Urban Arts Space,
Columbus (OH)
Sixteen Weeks, Broad Street Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design,
Columbus (OH)

2012
Vata, City Center Gallery, The Ohio State University's Urban Arts Space,
Columbus, (OH) (solo)
Festivus, 400 West Rich, Columbus (OH)
Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus (OH)
The Green Room, Old Town East Warehouse Studio, Columbus (OH) (two-person exhibition)
Carnegie Gallery, Columbus (OH)
Agora 12, Columbus (OH)
Vata, Stumptown, Portland (OR) (solo)
The Loft at Smith Brothers' Hardware Building, Columbus (OH)
Cultural Arts Center, Columbus (OH)
Shadowbox Theatre, Columbus (OH)

2011
Center of Science and Industry, Columbus (OH)
Moon Woods, Portland (OR)
La Turista, Backspace Gallery, Portland,(OR) (solo)

2006
University of British Columbia Student Gallery, Vancouver (CA)

2005
New Works, Rockwell Center, Manila, (PH) (solo)
New Works, Wynsum Corporate Plaza, Manila (PH) (solo)

2004
The Metaphysical Presence of Everyday Desire, Beaton Gallery, Columbus
College of Art and Design, Columbus (OH) (solo)
Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus (OH)

2003
Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus (OH)
Parsons School of Design Student Gallery, New York (NY)
Parsons School of Design Student Gallery, New York (NY)
Columbus College of Art and Design Student Gallery, Columbus (OH)

2002
Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus (OH)

2001
Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus (OH)
Corning Gallery, New York (NY)

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

2016
Artist Residency, Kunsthaus Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany
Artist Residency, Geh8, Dresden, Germany
Fellowship, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio, United States

2015
Fellowship, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Grant Recipient, Professional Development Grant, Greater Columbus Arts
Council,
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Grant Recipient, Supply Grant, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus,
Ohio, United States

2014
Fellowship, Mildred’s Lane Art Complexity, Narrowsburg, New York, United
States

2013
Scholarship Award, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio,
United States
Grant Recipient, Artist Fellowship through Greater Columbus Arts Council, Wild
Goose
Creative, Columbus, Ohio, United States

2012
Grant Recipient, Supply Grant, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus,
Ohio, United States

2002
Ceramics Scholarship Award, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus,
Ohio, United States

2000
Full Scholarship, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio, United
States

CREATIVE RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC SERVICE

2015
Lecture/Presentation, Performance, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
The River that wasn’t, Performance, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

2014
Performance with The Order of the Third Bird, Mildred’s Lane Art Complexity,
Narrowsburg, New York (in collaboration with J. Morgan Puett and the Order of the
Third Bird), United States
Performance with Morgan J. Puett and fellows at Mildred’s Lane, Chicago
Institute of Art
Teaching Assistant, Sculpture, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus,
Ohio, United States
Teaching Assistant, Figure Drawing, Columbus College of Art and Design,
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Capacity Arts and Music Festival, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Lecture/Presentation, Mildred’s Lane Art Complexity, Narrowsburg, New York,
United States
Co-creator, Capacity Arts and Music Festival, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Artist Talk, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Lecture/Presentation, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio,
United States
Lecture/Presentation, Dublin Coffman High School, Dublin, Ohio, United States

2013
Lecture, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Columbus, Ohio,
United States
Workshop, The Ohio State University's Urban Arts Space. Columbus, Ohio,
United States
Typhoon Haiyan Charity Event, Brother’s Drake Meadery, Columbus, Ohio,
United States
Designer, Asian Festival, Columbus, Ohio, United States

2011
Workshop, HoBo Design, The Rebuilding Center, Portland, Oregon, United
States

2010
Co-creator, HoBo Design, Portland, Oregon, United States

2005-2006
Gallery Assistant, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, British Columbia

2000-2002
Assistant to Director, Acme Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, United States

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2016
Geh8 in conjunction with Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany

2015
Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada

2014
Mildred’s Lane, New York, United States

COLLECTIONS

Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Private Collections, Makati, Philippines
Scholastic Inc. New York, New York, United States

SELECTED REVIEWS

Pepper Teehankee, The Past is a Foreign Country, The Philippine Star, October 6,
2017
Gel Dionora, Jill Paz Wants to Burn Fragments of Her Past Into Memory (and
Balikbayan Boxes), Rogue, September 2017
Gaiter, Chris, A Motley Assemblage of the City’s Best Talent, Columbus Monthly: Fall
Arts
Guide 2016, September 6, 2016
Vorstellungsabend der Stipendien, Dresden Contemporary Art, October 4, 2016
Ausstellungen/ Exhibitions Museen und Galerie, June 2016
Tigges, Jesse, “Studio Proof: ‘Tell All the Truth. But tell it Slant’ showcases diverse
approaches
of CCAD program”, Columbus Alive, April 9, 2015
Tigges, Jesse, “ImageOHIO 15 as strong as ever”, Columbus Alive, January 22,
2015
Tigges, Jesse, “Exhibit preview:Gender dynamics and reimagined paintings on
display in Liz
Morrison and Jill Raymundo”, Columbus Alive, May 8, 2014
Columbus Underground for Everyone has a Summer Exhibit, 2012
Columbus Alive for Vata Exhibit, 2012
‘La Turista’, Portland Mercury, January 8, 2012
‘Made in America’, ABC News, abcnews.go.com
''The Power of Monochrome'', Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2005
''Fragments of Life in Charcoal'', The Philippine Star, 2005
''Art of Solitude and Intimacy'', Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2005
''Jill Raymundo New Works'', Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2005