Artist Profiles

Jill Stefani Wagner
Ann Arbor, MI

Jill Stefani Wagner’s watercolor paintings and pastel drawings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the MidWest, and her work hangs in various public and private collections throughout the United States.

The Greater Michigan Art Exhibition awarded her the Excellence in Technique Award and she was recently selected as an exhibitor in the Great Lakes Pastel Society National Competition. For the last five years, Jill’s work has been accepted into the Annual Michigan Water Color Society Exhibitions. Two of her pastel paintings received honorable mentions in The Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 show and will appear in the magazine’s April, 2009 issue.

Ms. Wagner has mounted 3 solo exhibitions at The University of Michigan and recently exhibited 45 watercolor paintings of Tuscany at Pfizer headquarters in Ann Arbor.

Her work is represented in Michigan by the River Gallery, in Chelsea, The Button Gallery in Douglas, and the Coyote Woman Gallery in Harbor Springs. She is a member of the National Watercolor Society, the Michigan Water Color Society, the Great Lakes Pastel Society, the Ann Arbor Women Artists and the Ann Arbor Area Pastelists.

Jill Stefani Wagner was born in Port Huron, Michigan. She received a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan School of Art and is senior partner of a successful graphic design firm, Wagner Design Associates, in Southeast Michigan.

Ilivia Yudkin
Chicago, IL

Ilivia Marin Yudkin grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and was always creatively inclined. As a child, she spent a great deal of time drawing, painting and studying the piano. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Strongly influenced by her travels, Ilivia takes a multi-disciplinary approach to her work. As a painter, designer and photographer, her work explores the relationship between internal and external spaces, often revealing a visual equilibrium of both tranquility and anxiety.

Her work has exhibited throughout the Mid-West and East Coast, and acquired by several private collections. She is currently a freelance Art Director and resides in Chicago.


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