Andrew Jilka
Class of 2017
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Salina, KS Brooklyn, NY

Andrew Jilka is an interdisciplinary artist drawing on the imagery and ambitions of his working-class upbringing. Born and raised in Salina, KS in 1986, Jilka received a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Kansas in 2009. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

<p>My practice examines the symbiotic relationship between optimism and futility. It is rooted in imagery that values outward expressions of perceived success. The work centers around the banality and ubiquity of images and activities that demand we press on. I am interested in how these representations function as placeholders for our hope and aspiration - the fleeting moment when the unfathomable becomes a reasonable expectation.</p>
Andrew Jilka, class of 2017

Upcoming Talks

Unless otherwise noted, talks start at 6:30pm
133 W 21st St, Room 101-C
Free and open to the public

  • Thesis Presentations: Sanjina Azad, Jasmine Huang, Shohei Kondo, Anh Thuy Nguyen, Alicia Smith, Mikerson Uribe, Joshua Yates
    04/24/18
Previous Talks
Selected Past Talks and Studio Visits
  • David Altmejd
  • Janine Antoni
  • Ei Arakawa
  • Stefano Arienti
  • Richard Artschwager
  • Jan Avgikos
  • Jules de Balincourt
  • Lynda Benglis
  • Johanna Burton
  • Brendan Cass
  • Maurizio Cattelan
  • Sarah Charlesworth
  • Dawn Clements
  • Sue Coe
  • Lisa Cooley
  • Bjorn Copeland
  • Will Cotton
  • Ann Craven
  • EV Day
  • Andrea Dezsö
  • Cheryl Donegan
  • Erin Donnely
  • Rackstraw Downes
  • Nicole Eisenman
  • Inka Essenhigh
  • Andrea Fraser
  • Tom Friedman
  • Barnaby Furnas
  • Coco Fusco
  • Liam Gillick
  • Luis Gispert
  • Laurel Gitlen
  • Kathy Grayson
  • K8 Hardy
  • Christine Heindl
  • Daniel Hesidence
  • Christian Holstad
  • James Hyde
  • Gareth James
  • Bill Jensen
  • Paddy Johnson
  • Jon Kessler
  • Janet Koplos
  • Daniel Lechner
  • Sam Lewitt
  • Kalup Linzy
  • Damian Loeb
  • Justin Lowe
  • Marco Maggi
  • Tobi Maier
  • Cameron Martin
  • Marlene McCarty
  • Steve Mumford
  • Shirin Neshat
  • Dennis Oppenheim
  • Gabriel Orozco
  • Clifford Owens
  • Ester Partegàs
  • Elizabeth Peyton
  • Judy Pfaff
  • Danica Phelps
  • Richard Phillips
  • William Pope L.
  • Eileen Quinlan
  • Archie Rand
  • Blake Rayne
  • Asya Reznikov
  • Matthew Ritchie
  • Dana Schutz
  • Michael Scoggins
  • Gedi Sibony
  • Katrin Sigurdardottir
  • Amy Sillman
  • Zak Smith
  • Joan Snyder
  • Pascal Spengemann
  • Robert Storr
  • Herb Tam
  • Fred Tomaselli
  • Ultra Violet
  • Charline Von Heyl
  • Kelley Walker