Jill Soukup

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“I am a “newbie” to printmaking. To have my prints among works by the pros is a true honor! I was introduced to print making in high school and college; and although I loved the medium then, it’s not been until the last few years that I’ve begun to dedicate some serious time to it. I’m most interested in the techniques that provide drawing opportunities. In particular, the solar plate process in combination with drawing on frosted glass and zinc plate etchings. I’m simply addicted to the endless possibilities of playing with the various papers, inks, plates and how these components can transform a drawing.”

Jill Soukup was born in Buffalo, New York. Shortly thereafter, her family moved to Colorado, where she still resides. Her art education began as a child, and her affinity for horses resulted in countless drawings and studies of them. She graduated from Colorado State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. There, she received awards for illustration and design and worked as an illustrator for the campus daily newspaper and as a graphic designer for the Residence Hall¹s programming team. She initially pursued a career in graphic design. After 11 years as a designer, she made the switch to full-time painting. Since then, her work continues to gain recognition as she receives awards, appears in national publications, and shows in important juried and one-woman exhibitions.

Selected Exhibitions
Showings Fine Art, Painting Invitational 2008
Salon International 2006, 2007, 2008
One-woman show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
Oil Painters of America West/Southwest Mountain Regional Juried
Art & the Animal, 47th Annual Exhibition, The Wildlife Experience
Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition 2001, 2003, 2007
Colorado Governor’s Invitational, Loveland Museum 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
California Visions, Long Beach Museum of Art 2005
Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Waterhouse Gallery 200

Selected Awards
Top 50, Salon International Museum of Contemporary Masters 2006, 2007
Two Finalist awards in the animal art category, The Artists Magazine 23rd Annual Art Competition 2006
Third place in the animal art category, The Artists Magazine 20th Annual Art Competition 2003
Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America West/Southwest Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition 2003
Honorable Mention, Northern Colorado Artist Association 11th National Art Exhibition and Sale 2002

Selected Publications
The Artist’s Magazine, Competition Spotlight: Jill Soukup, May 2007
American Art Collector, Jill Soukup: Drawn to Horses, March 2007
The Cultural Times, Jill Soukup: Sharing Her Vision, January 2007
Art-Talk, Summer Art Destinations: One Day There, June/July 2005
Southwest Art magazine, Urban Patterns, August 2004
Southwest Art magazine, Painting Colorado, January 2003
Southwest Art magazine, Artists to Watch, December 2000