2004                Master of Fine Arts with Honors, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of                                 Design (RISD), Providence, RI
1995                 Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Liberal Arts, St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM
Academic Appointments
2015–               Associate Professor with tenure, Sculpture, University of Houston,                                  Houston, TX
2009–15          Assistant Professor, Sculpture, University of Houston, Houston, TX
2004–06         Visiting Assistant Professor, Sculpture, Colorado College, Colorado                                Springs, CO
Solo Exhibitions
2023                The Earth as Air, Galerie Mireille Cartet, Ménerbes, France
2022                Hydras, BioScience Research Center, Rice University, Houston, TX.                                  (curated by Ylinka Barotto)
2019                 Airspace, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX
2016                 Silent h, Central Features, Albuquerque, NM
2015                 Exact Nature, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX
2014                 Sites and Settlements, Behal Fejer Institute, Prague, Czech Republic
2013                 Ley Lines, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX
2011                  Splits, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX
                         On Tenterhooks, Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, MO. (curated by Marie Heilich)
                         Construct, Art Palace, Houston, TX
2007                The solid matter of a celestial body, Clough-Hanson Gallery,
                         Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (catalogue)                   
                         Hollow Mountain, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (catalogue)         
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023                Festival of the Beautiful, Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, TX
2020                Animal Crossing, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2018                 40 Years of Discovery: The Gifts of Clint Willour. Museum of Fine Arts,                            Houston. Houston, TX
2017                 Works on Paper, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX
2015                 Drawings, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY (Curated by Joshua Lubin-                           Levy and Nova Benway)
2014                 In/Situ, EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL (Curated by Renaud Proch)
                         Artadia Anniversary Exhibition, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY                                   (Curated by Gianni Jetzer)
2013                 On Line, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2012                 Not-Not-Not Image Objects, Meulensteen Gallery, New York, NY
2011                 Vista, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
                        Heat Island, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by Natalie Campbell)
                        Soft Power, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by Elizabeth Hirsch and
                        Amanda Friedman)
                        Summer Work, Gensler Architecture, Houston, TX
                        PODA Public Art Project, American Association of Museums,
                        New York, NY
2010                Jillian Conrad and Jeff Foerster, Houston Art Alliance, Houston, TX
                        Core Residency Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts                            Houston, Houston, TX
2009                Core Residency Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts                           Houston, Houston, TX
                         Colliding Islands, Cast Gallery, Hobart, Australia (Curated by
                         Louise Rollins)
                        Interface Nature, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by Andrea                                       Horisaki-Christens)
2007                Here and Elsewhere, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
                        Art Daze Group Show, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum,
                        Ridgefield, CT
Grants and Awards
2020, 2022      Echoglyph Research Grant, Department of Research, University of                                 Houston, Houston, TX
                         Materialist Impact Grant, Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts,                               University of Houston, Houston, TX
2017, 2022       Faculty Development Leave (Sabbatical), University of Houston,                                     Houston, TX
2012                 Artadia Award, The Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York, NY
2011                  Kittredge Foundation Grant, Boston, MA
                         Individual Artist Grant, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX
2011                  Project Grant, American Association of Museums, New York, NY
2008-2010       Eliza Grant, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2007                Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, to support Santa Fe Art Institute                                   Artist in Residence, New York, NY
2006–2008      Artist Teacher Program, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY
2005                 Community Learning Grant, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2003                 DataTel Scholarship, DataTel Corporation, Fairfield, NJ
2002-2004       S.L.Y. Herman Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design,
                          Providence, RI
                          Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Artist Residencies
2022                Dora Maar House (France), Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
2015                 Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
2011                  Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, Sausalito, CA
2008-2010      Core Program Artist in Residence, Museum of Fine Arts Houston,                                    Houston, TX
2008               Triangle International Artist Residency, New York, NY
2007-2008      Lower Eastside Printshop Keyholder Residency, New York, NY
2007                Santa Fe Art Institute Artist in Residence, Santa Fe, NM
2006-2007      Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, New York, NY
2006                Artist in the Marketplace Program (AIM), Bronx Art Museum, Bronx, NY
                        Weir Farm Trust, Wilton, CT
2005                Art Omi International Artists’ Residency, Omi, NY
                         Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Arts, Red Wing, MI
2023                 Seeing in the Dark: on cave art and contemporary art, Galveston                                    Artist Residency, Galveston, TX
2020                 Art & Magic, Pandemic Salon with Danielle Tegeder
2018                  School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
                         ChaNorth, Pine Plains, NY
2017                  Menil Collection, Houston, TX
2016                 Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
2011                  Rice Gallery, Rice University, Houston, TX
2010                 Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
2007                Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA                     
Stéphanie Esposito,“La terre comme l’air, une œuvre de Jillian Conrad,” La Provence, June 20, 2023.
Julia Li, “Jillian Conrad’s ‘Hydras’ debuts at the BRC,” Rice Thresher, February 2, 2022.
John Yau, “A Studio Visit with Jillian Conrad”, Hyperallergic, June 9, 2022
Lisa Kim and Rebecca Roberts, eds., Artists to Artists: A Decade of the Space Program (Volume 2, 2002–2016) (Columbia, PA: Mullen Books, 2016), p138-139.
Christopher French, “On Drawing: Line”, catalogue essay, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX, June 2013 Molly Glentzer, “Jillian Conrad Lays Tracks with Ley Lines”, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX, June 19, 2013
Jennifer King, “Splits”, Artforum, March, 2012. 284
Marie Heilich, “On Tenterhooks”, exhibition catalogue, Hunt Gallery, St. Louis MO
Rachel Hooper, “Jillian Conrad at Art Palace”, …might be good, #162, February 19, 2011          
Melissa Venator, “Jillian Conrad”, Art Lies, #68, (Spring, 2011): 89
Amanda Friedman and Elizabeth Hirsch, “Soft Power”, exhibition catalogue, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
Martha Schwendener, “Creative and Commercial: The Starving Artist Has to Eat”, New York Times,
New York, NY, May 3, 2007
Tom Sleigh, “Sequins and Cardboard”, exhibition catalogue, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2007
Hamlett Dobbins,“The solid matter of a celestial body”, exhibition catalogue, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Memphis,TN 2007