Artist Statement

Jill C. Weisberg is a contemporary artist based in South Florida. Her paintings and large-scale public installations call attention to feminine types and stereotypes interlaced with more challenging notions of feminist theory. The base material of shimmering, reflective nail polish coloring the anonymous silhouettes of dancers, strippers and pulp fiction models produces a double-effect. Shades of polish in magenta, violets, steel blues and silvers are just as seductive, easily transferable, and as fleeting as the unnamed women whose forms they fill.  As Weisberg’s mined images lure the viewer with the vibrancy of every glittery color, they also tempt the imagination as a kind of blind peep show. What becomes truly desired is not the women in her images, but a sense of control over what their bodies appear to represent. The medium of nail polish is a nod to a giddy, teenage excitement of appearing “grown up” as well as the endless urge to reinvent the self by simply changing color. As a native of Hollywood, Weisberg’s choice of materials is heavily informed by the hot, vibrant natural environment and the sensuous cultural backdrop of South Florida.


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EDUCATION

Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2010
Master of Fine Arts, Concentration in Graphic Design
Thesis: Provoking Thought: The Evolution of a Personal Brand

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 1994
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Cum Laude

AWARDS/GRANTS

Awarded CIP Grant from Broward Cultural Division for She Comes First an exterior, type-based public art piece installed at FAT Village in Fort Lauderdale, 2016 

Honorable Mention, 10 X 10 National Small Works Exhibition, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2009 

Faculty Choice Award & Audience Choice Award, FAU Broward Juried Student Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2008 

EXHIBITION RECORD (*catalog, **solo exhibit)

2018

Intertwined: Brian Gefen + Jill C. Weisberg, Storefront Art Studio Hollywood, Florida September 15 – October 20

Exposed, Art + Culture Center of Hollywood Hollywood, Florida January 23 – March 2

2017

Fair., An all-female alternative non-commercial art fair presented by Spinello Projects
Brickell City Centre, Miami, Florida December 7 -10 

More Women Painting, Design Sublime Miami, Florida June 9 - July 1 

Gritty In Pink, Bailey Contemporary Arts Pompano Beach, Florida June 6 - July 14 

Show Us Your VIPness (Interior Installation/Collaboration with Brian Gefen) Art + Culture Center of Hollywood Hollywood, Florida March 18 - April 7 

8th All-Media Juried Biennial, Art + Culture Center of Hollywood
Hollywood, Florida January 21 – March 5

2016

Smash & Grab, Locust Projects Miami Design District, Florida October 29 

Pink Noise: Flexing the Frequency, Girls’ Club Fort Lauderdale, Florida October 13 – December 10 

She Comes First** (Exterior Public Art Installation), FAT Village Fort Lauderdale, Florida September 24 - no end date 

She Comes First** (Interior Installation and Solo Show), Butter Gallery Wynwood, Florida July 9 - October 8 

A Real Shit Show, Flowerbox Projects Miami (Little Haiti), Florida March 20 - April 9

2015

100+ Degrees in the Shade*, Laundromat Art Space Miami (Little Haiti), Florida November 12 - December 31 

Seventh All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center Hollywood, Florida September 19 – November 1 

Esthetic Theory, Girls’ Club Fort Lauderdale, Florida May 27 – 30 

Abracadabra, Art and Culture Center Hollywood, Florida February 7 to March 13

2014

Smash & Grab, Locust Projects
Miami Design District, Florida
October 25 

Lonely Girls Mural for Miami Spaces
Wynwood, Florida May 2014

2013

Smash & Grab, Locust Projects
Miami Design District, Florida
October 26 

A STRANGEWAYS Group Show, Nice Look Gallery
Wynwood Walls, Wynwood Arts District, Florida
July 25 

Abracadabra, Art and Culture Center
Hollywood, Florida January 26 – Febrary 21

2012

Smash & Grab, Locust Projects
Miami Design District, Florida
October 27 

Women Outside Design 3, Gallery 217
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
September 11 - October 9 

Screened In, Bear & Bird Gallery
Lauderhill, Florida
August 17 - September 29 

Salon D’Notre Societe, Primary Projects Gallery
Miami Design District, Florida
June 9 - August 11

2010

Mural for Primary Flight 2010: Maimi Art Week
NE 2nd Avenue and 24th Street, Wynwood Arts District, Florida
December 6 - 9 

Wheat Paste Murals, Living Walls
Various outdoor locations throughout Atlanta, Georgia
August 13 - 15

FAU Highlights: A Selection of Student and Faculty Work, Second Avenue Studio
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
June 4 - August 27 

Provoking Thought: The Evolution of a Personal Brand** 
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Show of Jill C. Weisberg
Second Avenue Studio, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
April 27, 2010 - May 7, 2010

2009

Mural for Primary Flight 2009: Miami Art Week
NE 38th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Design District, Florida
December 2 - 6 

American Race: Contemporary Art Reflecting on Race, Truman State University Gallery* 
Kirksville, Missouri
October 20 - November 20 2009
Jurors: Aaron Fine and Peter Fine 

Fourth All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Hollywood, Florida
April 25 - June 7
Juried by: Nina Arias

Unauthorized: Art Without Permission, Gallery RFD
Swainsboro, Georgia
February 14th - March 7th
Juried by: Wendy DesChene

2008 7 Deadly Sins, FAU Group MFA Show, Second Avenue Studio
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
November 24 - January 8 

Visualizing Race, FAU MFA Group Show, University Center Art Gallery
Boca Raton, Florida
April 18 - May 6
Curated by: Jaclyn Tufford and Peter Fine

2005 Paradise, FAU MFA Group Show, Second Avenue Studio
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
December 9 - 16

2001 Girls, Girls, Girls, All Women Group Show, LaLush Gallery
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
December 1 - January 15 

Paintings of Jill C. Weisberg, Gallery YES** 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
September 14 - 28

1996 Horrt Annual Juried Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
September 6 - 27

 

EXHIBITIONS JURIED(*catalog)

2014

BIG - an exhibition of LARGE works
ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale Florida Oct 9 - November 28

2010

Red Bull Art of Can Exhibition, Ocean Drive Pop-Up Gallery* 
Miami Beach, Florida
March 3 - 14