Jill Kimball grew up in South Florida and studied art at the University of New Mexico before moving to New York City. There she attended the New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture. After two years she was awarded both the Mercedes Matter NYSS Merit Scholar Award and the Yale/Norfolk Scholarship Program Award. She received her MFA in painting from Hunter College in 1989 and was an adjunct Assistant Professor of painting, drawing, and Introduction to Art at Bloomfield College for three years. 

Kimball’s work has been in both solo and group exhibitions, and is in numerous private collections nationally and internationally. After many years in Brooklyn, NY, Kimball lives in the Montclair, NJ area, where she raised two children, and maintains an active studio practice. In addition to being a painter, she is also a committed art teacher for young adults with autism


1989 Hunter College, New York, MFA, Painting
1977-1979 New York Studio School of Painting and Sculpture
1976 University of New Mexico, BA, Fine Art and English Literature

1979 Mercedes Matter Merit Scholar Award, New York Studio School
1979 Yale at Norfolk Residence Scholarship awarded by the New York Studio School

2019 Bluestone Coffee Co., Montclair, NJ
1997 Moorman Gallery, Mendham, NJ
1995 Geary Gallery, Darien, CT
1993 Glenn Eure Ghost Fleet Gallery, Nags Head, NC

2022 New York Studio School Alumni Show, Artsy
1997 Petrides Studio Gallery, Cherry Hill, PA
1996 Reggio Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Arnold Group Gallery, Newport, RI
1992 Judith Wolov Gallery, New York, NY
1992 Foster-Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
04/1991 “Second Chance”, Torpedo Art Factory, Alexandria, VA AWARD: BEST IN SHOW
1991 Tallahassee Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
10/1991 “Reconfiguring Bodies, Reconceiving Selves”, Voorhees Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY
05/1991 Elaine Benson Gallery, “The New Generation”, Bridgehampton, NY
02/1990 “Work by the Parsons Community”, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
01/1990 Group Show, Lynn Kotler Gallery, New York, NY

1998-1990 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art, Bloomfield, College, Bloomfield, NJ
1988-1989 Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Painting, Hunter College, NY
2019-present Private Art Lessons to Autsitic Adults, Montclair, NJ area

10/98 Brooklyn Bridge Magazine, Jill Kimball, “Painting Yourself Out of a Corner”, Article, October
11/1998 New York One News Network, Jill Kimball, spot from Brooklyn Bridge Magazine article
8/28/1994 The Coast Magazine, Nags Head, NC, Nancy McWilliams, “The Power of the Sea Upon the Land Emphasized in Jill Kimball’s Work”
5/25/1990 Southampton Press, Robert Long, “Two Shows of New Works”
5/17/1990 Easthampton Press, Rose Slivka, “From the Studio”

1995 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, New York, NY
1995 Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, Inc., New York NY
1992 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Wilmington, DE
1991 Sheraton Hotel, Sydney, Australia
1992-present Numerous Private Collections