Jil Weinstock’s studio is based in Brooklyn, New York. Her practice is centered on the transformation of everyday objects into physically and emotionally layered works with symbolic narratives about identity and place.
Jil incorporates unusual materials into her artwork, such as plant life, childhood toys, lace, stamps and more. Rubber is frequently used as a preserving agent in her work, binding together the tangible objects with the abstract emotions and memories they elicit.
In her most recent series of work, Unwanted Collaborator, developed during the recent months in lockdown, Jil has combined natural elements like flowers and leaves with man-made materials of thread, fabric and paper.
The resulting works play on the interaction between the artificial and the natural world, exploring notions of control and fragility during this time of unrest.
“The nature we experience in city living is so intensely cultivated, it feels as if we are living in an image of nature instead of interacting with nature itself.” – Jil Weinstock
Unwanted Collaborator captures the energy and feeling of this uncertain new reality.
For the last 15 years, Jil Weinstock has worked as an artist, curator, lecturer, art educator, and coordinator for various museums, non-profits, universities, galleries and public schools. Her work has been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and internationally.