Jill Bedgood creates multi-media art that reflects her questioning of the duality of human nature. She has a BFA in Painting and Art History from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in Sculpture and Art History. Grants include Visiting Artist Residencies at the American Academy in Rome and a Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy. Other grants include New Forms Regional Initiatives Grant, funded by the Rockefeller, Andy Warhol Foundation, NEA, Mid-America Arts Association/National Endowment for the Arts Award in Sculpture, and Art Matters Inc. Grant. She was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Bedgood has exhibited work at the Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Painting School in Athens, Greece, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, Turkey, Austin Museum of Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, Women & Their Work Gallery, Lawndale Art Center, Blue Star Contemporary, and others.