Jil Weinstock, MA

Jil Weinstock is an interdisciplinary artist born in Los Angeles and currently works and resides in Brooklyn.  Weinstock works in sculpture, drawing, photography, and textiles. Her work deals with issues of personal and cultural identity, nostalgia, memory, place and symbolic narratives. Her ongoing interest in organizing and building collections is encapsulated by her signature use of rubber.  In her practice, rubber is used as a material to preserve, binding together objects and the memories they elicit and are consequently transformed. Weinstock has been exhibited at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; The University of Alabama Sarah Moody Gallery; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA; PS 1, Long Island City, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, Orari Galleria, Milan, Italy; Berlin Cultural Arts Center, Germany, and The Cultural Arts Center, Vienna, Austria to name a few.  Her work has been written about in the New York Times; The New Yorker; ARTnews; Art in America; The Huffington Post; New York Magazine among others.  She is represented by the Winston Wachter Gallery in NYC and the Walter Maciel Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Aside from her residency at the American Academy in Rome, Weinstock was an Artist in Residence at the Museum of Art and Design in New York and the recipient of a McGarth Grant and the Walter Gropius Award. Weinstock received a Masters of Visual Studies from the University of Berkeley, CA. Weinstock has worked as a lecturer, curator, arts educator and artist for most types of art organizations, whether museums, nonprofits, universities, galleries or public schools for the past twelve years. She is currently the Artistic Director and Curator for the Museum of Children’s Art (CMA), a teaching museum that has a one-of-a-kind focus on contemporary arts and arts education. Weinstock has also been an adjunct faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, where she has been lecturing and teaching for more than 10 years on the practice and history of art in both studio and seminar format. Weinstock has also participated in numerous panels and as a guest critic for institutions and organizations nationally and globally. Weinstock’s current curatorial and teaching projects reflect her passion and interest in curating exhibitions and teaching studio-based, pedagogical programming that educates audiences about new ideas and inspires them to closely examine the world connecting them and urge them to investigate, inquire and create. Contact : jil@nyartsprogram.org 

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