Jill Johnston is a Canadian artist working in New York State and Head of the Animation and Illustration Program at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Her artwork explores the narrative format through animation, drawing, painting, filmmaking, and photography. She is a recipient of several NY grants and her animations and illustrations have been exhibited internationally.
Concepts explored in her work relate to the relationships of ecological systems of self-sustainment, the often bizarre interactions found in nature and proposed in literature and theory (folklore and the origins of fairytales), Jungian theory on synchronicity, personal myth making, animal welfare, and reciprocity of species. Interests include music (especially alternative & punk), ukuleles, carnivorous plants and gardening, sequential illustration, independent animation and films, vegetarianism, creative writing, anything DIY, and environmentalism.
She is available for freelance and exhibition opportunities.