Harcourt House Artist-Run Centre is delighted to present Jill Stanton as this year’s Artist in Residence. From November 1st, 2015 to October 31st, 2016, Stanton will continue her artistic practice with support from our art education courses and facilities, culminating in teaching opportunities and a final exhibition at the end of her residency.
Jill Stanton is an Edmonton-based artist who uses the language of comics and graphic narrative to examine themes of dreams, nature, technology and the future. Her work spans various scales—from smaller drawings in graphic novels and comic books, to exploring pattern and environment in large-scale murals and transitory public pieces. Jill’s work has been featured in Manning Hall at the Art Gallery of Alberta, in the 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, the 2015 Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary, and various private mural commissions. She was shortlisted for the 2015 Eldon & Anne Foote Visual Arts Prize. Currently, Jill is working on a long-form graphic novel, as well as pursuing further research into temporary public artwork and installation pieces.