Jillian Conrad

Fulbright-Cardiff University Scholar Award (All Disciplines)

Jillian Conrad is an artist who ​intertwines the practices of sculpture and drawing to reshape and re-see the world around her. Her work looks to landscape as a threshold connecting the visible and the invisible. As a Fulbright Scholar at Cardiff University, Jillian will work with colleagues in the School of History, Archeology and Religion to develop “holy-hole”, a group of map-drawings of holy wells across Wales. “Holy-hole” investigates what makes the holy wells in Wales holy, as well as the sculpturally ‘hole-y’ transition of water as it moves from below to above ground.  

Jillian has exhibited her work in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. Her work has been reviewed and discussed in Artforum, Hyperallergic, Art Lies, The New York Times, and others. She is Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Houston.  

In addition to searching out holy wells around Wales, Jillian looks forward to engaging with the Welsh language, mythology, and weather.