Ardillio Anderson
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Studio Member since 2012

b.1983

Ardillio Anderson (also known as Hector Jones) has cultivated a praxis of methodical, portrait-based artwork. He studies the nuances of facial expressions and presents them to the viewer with empathy and vulnerability. The resulting works are easily relatable yet powerful.

“I’m just trying to make it look as realistic as possible but have my own little twist. I put my own style to it. It’s time consuming but it’s fun.”

His style is rooted in low contrast graphite drawings punctuated with colored pencil and ink, though his most recent works have evolved to incorporate an increased measure of saturated colors. For Anderson, art making functions as a reprieve from the stresses of every day life.

“It gets me away from being bored or in front of the TV or in my room all day. I can listen to music and do art at the same time. It lets me be free to do something other than be bored. I can get out there and people can look at my stuff.”

Anderson is also a member of the studio’s band, Van Go Go. He has exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Chazen Museum of Art in Wisconsin and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago. Anderson was also interviewed in a Chicago Athletic Association podcast featuring Arts of Life in 2019.

Very Bright, 2020

18" x 24"
Hot Actress, 2015

18" x 23"
Diamond Hills, 2018

11" x 14"
Reddish Brown Woman, 2019

11" x 14"
Thunder God, 2019

11" x 14"
Sketchmatic, 2015

10" x 11"
Chicken Pasta with Rings, 2020

23" x 19"
Profile Mugshot, 2019

14" x 16"
Healthy Kick, 2019

11" x 14"
A Great Act, 2020

30" x 22"
Selma, 2013

18" x 12"
Yelling Pink, 2013

16" x 16"
The Eyes Are Watching, 2018

9" x 12"
Warren on Expressions, 2018

13" x 18"
A Swift Look, 2016

11" x 14"
Daddy’s Son, 2019

11" x 14"
Serious Expression, 2018

11" x 14"
King of Pop, 2019
colored pencil
24" x 18"
Anderson Stares, 2019

11" x 11"
The Rule, 2017

16" x 16"
A Hart of Concern, 2017

12" x 12"
Mommy & Baby, 2019

26" x 40"
USO Suspicious, 2019

11" x 14"
The Dog Is Here, 2020

0" x 0"
A Dad’s Love, 2021
graphite
9" x 11"
A Happy Face, 2021
graphite
9" x 11"
A Hard Knockout, 2021
graphite
9" x 11"
A Stiff Eye, 2021
graphite
9" x 11"
Bandanna Woman, 2021
colored pencil
9" x 11"
Man Under Water, 2021
graphite
9" x 11"
My Wheels Are Turning, 2021
colored pencil
9" x 11"
The Serious Man, 2021
graphite
9" x 11"
Check Out My Glasses, 2021
colored pencil
9" x 11"
He’s Jacked Up, 2021
colored pencil
14" x 11"
Bright Times is Here, 2021
colored pencil
14" x 11"
5th Annual Hidden Truths
Grey Matter Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, CA - 2016
Drawn to Art
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI - 2017
A is for Artist
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL - 2017
Permanent Collection
The Waisman Foundation, Madison, WI - 2017
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Very Bright, 2020

18" x 24"
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Hot Actress, 2015

18" x 23"
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Diamond Hills, 2018

11" x 14"
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Reddish Brown Woman, 2019

11" x 14"
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Thunder God, 2019

11" x 14"
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Sketchmatic, 2015

10" x 11"
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Chicken Pasta with Rings, 2020

23" x 19"
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Profile Mugshot, 2019

14" x 16"
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Healthy Kick, 2019

11" x 14"
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A Great Act, 2020

30" x 22"
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Selma, 2013

18" x 12"
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Yelling Pink, 2013

16" x 16"
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The Eyes Are Watching, 2018

9" x 12"
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Warren on Expressions, 2018

13" x 18"
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A Swift Look, 2016

11" x 14"
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Daddy’s Son, 2019

11" x 14"
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Serious Expression, 2018

11" x 14"
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King of Pop, 2019
colored pencil, marker on paper
24" x 18"
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Anderson Stares, 2019

11" x 11"
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The Rule, 2017

16" x 16"
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A Hart of Concern, 2017

12" x 12"
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Mommy & Baby, 2019

26" x 40"
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USO Suspicious, 2019

11" x 14"
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The Dog Is Here, 2020

0" x 0"
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A Dad’s Love, 2021
graphite on paper
9" x 11"
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A Happy Face, 2021
graphite on paper
9" x 11"
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A Hard Knockout, 2021
graphite on paper
9" x 11"
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A Stiff Eye, 2021
graphite on paper
9" x 11"
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Bandanna Woman, 2021
colored pencil on paper
9" x 11"
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Man Under Water, 2021
graphite on paper
9" x 11"
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My Wheels Are Turning, 2021
colored pencil, graphite on paper
9" x 11"
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The Serious Man, 2021
graphite on paper
9" x 11"
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Check Out My Glasses, 2021
colored pencil, graphite, ink on paper
9" x 11"
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He’s Jacked Up, 2021
colored pencil, graphite, ink on paper
14" x 11"
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Bright Times is Here, 2021
colored pencil, graphite on paper
14" x 11"
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