about me

Email : jillmueller111@gmail.com
Instagram : www.instagram.com/jillmariemueller

I am a visual artist and writer who draws on personal life experiences to explore what it means to be human. I have a specific interest in story, health and our relationship to nature.

I believe in the power of art to connect people and transform lives. I am drawn toward longer-term projects that organically take shape as a story unfolds, that require patience and commitment and a hint of bravery, risk-taking. My interdisciplinary practice brings together visual arts, creative writing and research. The creative process and the viewer’s experience are as important to me as any finished artwork.

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 | ‘Lockdown Residency’, online exhibition in a virtual gallery with 18 international artists responding to their lockdown experience
2020 | ‘Mirrored Anatomies’, UCL Anatomy Society, London
2019 | ‘Through the Looking Glass’, The Ugly Duck, London
2019 | ‘Cosmos’, Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford, and South Street Gallery, Churchill Hospital, Oxford
2018 | ‘Fields’, Central Saint Martins at Granary Square, London
2018 | ‘Changing Expectations of Art & Science’, TedX Whitehall, Royal Society, London
2018 | ‘Lumen Residency 2017’, The Crypt Gallery, London, and Atina, Italy (2017)
2017 | ‘Printout’, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery, London
2017 | ‘Cryptic 2017: Art and Science’, The Crypt Gallery, London
2017 | ‘Imagining CERN’, Windows Galleries at Central Saint Martins, London
2017 | ‘CSM x CMS: Entangled’, Four Corners Gallery, London
2017 | ‘Em-em: Embodiment and Emotion’, THECUBE, London
2017 | ‘Here’s Where You and I Collide’, Central Saint Martins at Mangle, London, UK
2014 | Photo Market (with ‘See Me Through This’), Fishbar, London
2011 | ‘The Book of Tottenham’, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London
2011 | ‘On the Training of Painters’, Bloomington Theater & Arts Center, MN, US

TALKS and WORKSHOPS
2020 | Small Talks: art practice with connection (talk): talk and discussion around my BRCA projects with a group of artists, curators and thinkers from the South West of England. 
2020 | Arts and Health Hub (talk): ‘Decoding the Personal’: exploring the impact of genetics on an art practice, with artists Chrystal Ding and Paloma Tendaro
2016-21 | University College London iBSc Women’s Health (talks): ‘BRCA mutations: the patient’s perspective’ and ‘Art and Medicine’ lectures for medical students
2020 | The Anatomy Society at University College London (talk): ‘BRCA and Art: A Transformative Journey’
2019 | Medical Research Council/Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science (facilitation): art-science discussions for workshop participants
2019 | Central Saint Martins, MA Art and Science programme (talk): ‘What makes a successful collaboration?’
2018/19 | Wellcome Collection Open Platform (workshops): ‘Visualising the body at a microscopic level’ and ‘How context affects a viewer’s experience with an artwork’
2018 | London Laser ‘Liminal Bodies’: co-led a group poetry writing exercise
2018 | Tate Exchange Studio (workshops): ‘My studio is inside your body’ and ‘My studio is the art gallery’
2017 | THECUBE (talk): ‘Art and Emotion’, emotionally difficult artwork and censorship
2017 | Soapbox Science (talk): community event at Thamesmead Festival pairing artists and scientists to promote women in science

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2020 | Cel del Nord Virtual Residency, 1-week international residency hosted online during lockdown for COVID-19, supporting artists to work physically separate whilst creating an online space for conversation and reflection
2017 | THECUBE, 9-month residency focused on embodiment and emotion, in a co-working and exhibition space dedicated to design, science and technology, East London
2017 | Lumen Residency, 2-week residency with an art collective exploring themes of astronomy and light, Atina, Italy

PUBLICATIONS and WRITINGS
2020 | Artist interview with Cel del Nord Residency
2020 | Artist interview with Arts & Health Hub: CONNECT
2018 | ‘Anatomy of a Choice’, blog post for The Eve Appeal
2018 | ‘Meaning Emerging for an Art Viewer as a Creative Process’, MA dissertation
2017 | ‘Making Sense of Experience through Art and Story’, THECUBE inaugural magazine
2016 | ‘See Me Through This’, Science and Photography special issue, Financial Times Weekend Magazine

SELECT HONORS
2020 | Winner, Vesalian Prize, UCL Anatomy Society, for the artwork ‘Deleterious’
2018 | Shortlisted for Lucy Art Residency, for the project ‘See Me Through This’
2017/14/13 | Semi-finalist/Finalist, Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, for the project ‘See Me Through This’

COLLABORATIONS
2017 – present | Artwork, talks, workshops and projects in development as ‘And&’ in partnership with Julie Light
2012 – present | Long-term project with photographer Maja Daniels to engage a personal medical journey with the BRCA (breast cancer gene) mutation
2019 | Artwork for the launch of the expanded Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility at Kings College, London, with Prof Sasi Conte, Dr Andrew Atkinson and 3 artists
2017 | Artwork for a public engagement event with astrophysicist Bella Boulderstone, facilitated by Soapbox Science to highlight women in science

ART TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2006-07 | Art Teacher, CATCH Program, Offsite Educational Services, Bronx, New York, USA : Taught art fundamentals to ten teens ages 15-17 in a weekly program for students in need of a supportive and personalized environment to succeed academically.
2005-07 | Teaching Assistant, The Art Students League of New York, New York, USA : Assisted weekly teaching 16-22 children ages 7-13. Curriculum was grounded in an understanding of the fundamentals of drawing, colour, and design, and emphasized exploration of media.

EDUCATION
2016-18 | MA Art and Science; Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK
2008-10 | The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN
2004-07 | The Art Students League of New York, NY (variety of classes)
1993-98 | BA Chinese Language & Literature/Asian Studies; University of Colorado, Boulder, CO