Jill Downen
American, b. 1967. Lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri.

Current exhibition "Window Women" at Bruno David Gallery / Window on Forsyth. September 2 - November 11, 2017


Recent Press:

- Interviews of Jill Downen on the YOUTUBE Gallery playlist (Watch Interviews on YouTube)
- TV Interview by Kerry Marks for HEC-TV on the current exhibitions Watch Now
- Video of Jill Downen exhibition at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in February 2011. (Video Link)
- Video of Jill Downen exhibition at Bruno David Gallery. January 2012. (Video Link)
- Timelapse video of Dust and Distance University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas (March 2012) (link)
- Jill Downen in Art in America (December 2010) (pdf) and (Link)
- Jill Downen by David Bonetti in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (pdf)
- Jill Downen by Stefene Russell in the St. Louis Magazine/Look-Listen (pdf)
- Don't Think of a Construction Site by Hess Caplinger in the Examiner.com (pdf)
- Jill Downen: Hard Hat Optional by Jessica Baran in the Riverfront Times (pdf)
- Downen Takes a Fresh Direction by Ivy Cooper in the St. Louis Beacon (pdf)
- Construction Zone by Dickson Beall in the Westend Word (pdf)

Artist Bio
Artist CV (PDF)
Artist Essay (PDF)
Artist Website
Publications

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Jill Downen
Upstairs
Wood, plaster, latex paint
7.5 x 5 x 6 inches
Jill Downen
Paper Eggshell
Concrete, paper, plaster, LED light
9.5 x 10 x 18 inches
Jill Downen
(Dis) mantle
Mixed media on paper
49-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches (framed)
Jill Downen
Silence (detail)
Wood, burlap, plaster
17.5 x 12 x 13 inches
Jill Downen
Wayfinding (detail)
Plaster, latex, wood, polystyrene
15.5 x 15 x 29.5 inches
Jill Downen
Wayfinding
Plaster, latex, wood, polystyrene
15.5 x 15 x 29.5 inches
Jill Downen
Upstairs (detail)
Wood, plaster, latex paint
7.5 x 5 x 6 inches
Jill Downen
Rebuilt (detail)
Wood, plaster, paper, acrylic
9 x 10 x 14.5 inches
Jill Downen
Rebuilt
Wood, plaster, paper, acrylic
9 x 10 x 14.5 inches
Jill Downen
The room under my skin (detail)
Wood, plaster, concrete, gold leaf, acrylic, latex
14 x 11 x 18 inches
Jill Downen
The room under my skin
Wood, plaster, concrete, gold leaf, acrylic, latex
14 x 11 x 18 inches
Jill Downen
We'll never find the house without a map (detail)
Thread, dry pigment, wood
4.5 x 6 x 8 inches
Jill Downen
We'll never find the house without a map
Thread, dry pigment, wood
4.5 x 6 x 8 inches
Jill Downen
Anter Room (detail)
Gold leaf, glass, wood
4.5 x 6 x 8 inches
Jill Downen
Anter Room
Gold leaf, glass, wood
4.5 x 6 x 8 inches
Jill Downen
Swept Clean (detail)
Plaster, paper, acrylic, wood
8.5 x 10 x 15 inches
Jill Downen
Swept Clean
Plaster, paper, acrylic, wood
8.5 x 10 x 15 inches
Jill Downen
Conflagration (detail)
Wood
8.5 x 10 x 15 inches
Jill Downen
Conflagration
Wood
8.5 x 10 x 15 inches
Jill Downen
Curtain (detail)
Wood, plaster, plastic
9.5 x 10 x 18 inches
Jill Downen
Curtain
Wood, plaster, plastic
9.5 x 10 x 18 inches
Jill Downen
Plexus (detail)
Concrete, wood, paper, plaster, latex
8.5 x 19 x 24 inches
Jill Downen
Plexus
Concrete, wood, paper, plaster, latex
8.5 x 19 x 24 inches
Jill Downen
Ribbed Vault (detail)
Wood, latex
14 x 10 x 18 inches
Jill Downen
Ribbed Vault
Wood, latex
14 x 10 x 18 inches
Jill Downen
Spinal Column (detail)
Paper, plaster, wood, latex
9.5 x 7.5 x 18 inches
Jill Downen
Spinal Column
Paper, plaster, wood, latex
9.5 x 7.5 x 18 inches
Jill Downen
Beyond this point (detail)
Plaster, acrylic, chalk, wood, polystyrene
15 x 12 x 17.5 inches
Jill Downen
Beyond this point
Plaster, acrylic, chalk, wood, polystyrene
15 x 12 x 17.5 inches
Jill Downen
Duct (detail)
Wood, plaster, plastic
10.5 x 6 x 5 inches
Jill Downen
Duct
Wood, plaster, plastic
10.5 x 6 x 5 inches
Jill Downen
Quake
Wood, concrete, plaster, latex paint
4.5 x 6 x 8 inches
Jill Downen
Quake (detail)
Wood, concrete, plaster, latex paint
4.5 x 6 x 8 inches
Jill Downen
Stack
Plaster, paper
H 15 1/2 x W 8 1/2 x D 8 inches
Jill Downen
Breast Blocks (Stack)
Gypsum, polystyrene and latex
52 x 35 x 20-1/2 inches (52 elements)
Jill Downen
Artifact (from The Posture of Place)
Concrete
H 15 1/4 x W 8 1/2 x D 8 inches
Jill Downen
Artifact (from Beauty Mark test piece)
Concrete, gold
H 9 1/4 x W 8 1/2 x D 8 inches
Jill Downen
Tendon (from The Posture of Place maquette)
Eps, gypsum, latex
H 19 1/2 x W 8 1/2 x D 8 inches
Jill Downen
Three-Dimensional Sketchbook
Mixed media, cabinet
H 30 1/2 x W 33 1/4 x D 16 inches
Jill Downen
Three-Dimensional Sketchbook
Mixed media, cabinet
H 30 1/2 x W 33 1/4 x D 16 inches
Jill Downen
Un-nameable
Concrete, plaster, latex
H 12 1/2 x W 8 1/2 x D 8 inches
Jill Downen
Nerve
Plaster, paper
H 16 x W 8 1/2 x D 8 inches
Jill Downen
Artifact (from a dream)
Concrete
H 14 x W 8 1/2 x D 8 inches
Jill Downen
Breast Blocks (Stack) Detail
Gypsum, polystyrene and latex
52 x 35 x 20-1/2 inches (52 elements)
Jill Downen
Breast Block
Concrete
19 x 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches
Jill Downen
Torso (detail)
Lumber, polystyrene, plaster, latex
100 x 24 x 24 inches
Jill Downen
Torso
Lumber, polystyrene, plaster, latex
100 x 24 x 24 inches
Jill Downen
Breast Blocks on Pallet
Lumber, polystyrene, gypsum, latex
39 x 48 x 40 inches
Jill Downen
Architectural Cartilage on Rack
Lumber, polystyrene, latex
96 x 102 x 13 inches
Jill Downen
Architectural Cartilage on Rack (detail)
Lumber, polystyrene, latex
96 x 102 x 13 inches
Jill Downen
Currents
Mixed media
Size variable (Permanent Installation)
Jill Downen
Small Tendon on Pallet
Lumber, polystyrene, plaster, latex
Size variable
Jill Downen
(dis)Mantle
Dry pigment on paper
36-1/2 x 26-1/2 inches
Jill Downen
WALL
Gypsum and matte medium on paper
29 x 21-1/2 inches
Jill Downen
(dis)Mantle (Installation View)
Mixed Media
Size Variable (Installation)
Jill Downen
(dis)Mantle (Installation view)
Mixed Media
Size Variable (Installation)
Jill Downen
(dis)Mantle (detail)
Mixed Media
Size Variable (Installation)
Jill Downen
Architectural Bone
Plaster, lumber
5 x 81.5 x 3.5 inches
Jill Downen
Architectural Skin (I)
Plaster, steel mesh, latex
28 x 29 x 2.5 inches
Jill Downen
Wall Block with Support Beam and Sandbags (detail)
Mixed media
Size variable
Jill Downen
Wall Block with Support Beam and Sandbags
Mixed media
Size variable
Jill Downen
Architectural Skin (II)
Plaster, steel mesh, latex
28 x 29 x 2.5 inches
Jill Downen
Tendon Block
Polystyrene, gypsum, latex
18 x 19 x 18 inches
Jill Downen
Hard Hat Optional at Bruno David Gallery
(Installation view-detail)
2009
Jill Downen
Hard Hat Optional at Bruno David Gallery
(Installation view-detail)
2009
Jill Downen
Hard Hat Optional at Bruno David Gallery
(Installation view-detail)
2009
Jill Downen
Hard Hat Optional at Bruno David Gallery
(Installation view-detail)
2009
Jill Downen
Untitled
Gypsum and matte medium on paper
11 x 15 inches
Jill Downen
Untitled
Gypsum and matte medium on paper
11 x 15 inches
Jill Downen
Hybrida 19
Gypsum and matte medium on paper
11 x 15 inches
Jill Downen
Hybrida 11
Gypsum and matte medium on paper
11 x 15 inches
Jill Downen
Hybrida 10
Gypsum and matte medium on paper
11 x 15 inches
Jill Downen
Hybrida 9
Gypsum and matte medium on paper
11 x 15 inches
Jill Downen
Hybrida 3
Gypsum and matte medium on paper
11 x 18 inches
Jill Downen
Hybrida 2
Gypsum and matte medium on paper
11 x 18 inches
Jill Downen
Secret Ridge
Polystyrene, gypsum and latex paint
21"x57"x5"
Jill Downen
Over Flow
Polystyrene, gypsum, wood and latex paint
Dimensions Variable
Jill Downen
Stratum
Polystyrene, gypsum and latex paint
19"x53"x10"