Jill Krutick (b. 1962) is an American contemporary abstract expressionist who painted privately for over 30 years and studied at The Art Students League of New York. In 2010, she began publicly exhibiting her work. She has been praised by world-famous art critics and has had four solo museum exhibitions and scores of group exhibitions both in the U.S. and several major European cities. Her most recent solo museum exhibition,Coral Beliefs, was a site-specific 85-foot long abstract painting designed to raise awareness of the fragility of coral reefs and the need to preserve them. It was featured at the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton, Ohio for six months.
TheAridificationpaintings featured at Art Gotham are part of Krutick's Contours of the Earthseries. The watercolor series presents a post-apocalyptic view of the world from the drying of the earth’s terrain and rising temperatures. Aridification relates to droughts from the change in weather patterns, which contribute to drier soil conditions and hydrologic stress on rivers, forests, agriculture, and other systems. These works underscore the interplay of watercolor paints on yupo paper, using an orange and teal color palette to create a value range from pale to intense hues. The unpredictable drying process symbolizes the shrinking water supply and depletion of the earth through their color and topographic, map-like quality.
As a young painter and pianist, later as a media executive and board member, Ms. Krutick has spent her life dedicated to the arts. Painting emerged as her greatest passion, which she now pursues full time in her Westchester, New York studio.
Her work is in private and public collections as well as the permanent collections of several museums including the Coral Springs Museum of Art, in Coral Springs, Florida; Yellowstone Museum of Art, in Billings, Montana; The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in Farmville, Virginia; and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.