Artist Statement Submitted 2015
Born and raised in Scotland, Jill Kinnear received her initial degree in textiles from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. Following a three year teaching contract in Papua New Guinea at the National Art School, she emigrated to Australia where she received both a Masters of Visual Art (Research) and PhD from the University of Southern Queensland. Her work has been recognized through major awards and grants, and is held in international collections including the National Museum of Scotland and the State Library of Queensland, Australia. Her experiences of emigration, cultural remembrance and sense of place continue to be central to her research and textile work. In 2009 she moved to Georgia, where she is presently a Professor of Fibers at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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