On view at Belmont January 30th – March 5th, 2013
‘For my work in graphite and charcoal on paper, I approach drawing as both experiential and objective. The profound way drawing can open an idea – be blown up in scale, redrawn, placed in a computer program and become something else – is the foundation for my art process. My reference points stem from personal photographs and images found in books, magazines and online. Each piece, whether drawing, sculpture, or painting, transcends the polarity between figuration and abstraction, placing micro and macro side by side.’
Born in Manila, Philippines, Jill Raymundo immigrated to the United States with her family when she was a year old and was drawn to art at an early age. She grew up in the cities of Toronto, Ontario; Columbus, Ohio; and Vancouver, Canada. Raymundo was the recipient of a full scholarship at the Columbus College of Art and Design, and graduated from there in 2004 magna cum laude. She also attended the AICAD New York Studio Program in Parsons School of Design. In recent years, Raymundo has divided her time between Manila, Portland, and Vancouver, where she has been teaching art, getting involved in the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology’s education department, and co-creating a small eco-friendly design studio in Portland, Oregon. She has had solo and group shows at the Riffe Center in Columbus, Ohio; the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C., and several galleries in New York City, the West Coast, and Manila.