Jean Wilson
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Studio Member since 2007

Jean was born in 1958 in Chicago. As a child and young adult, she lived in several state operated institutions. In 2000, Jean moved into L’Arche Chicago as one of the founding core members. An accomplished visual artist as well as a musician in the Arts of Life Band, Jean creative drive seems to have no limits.  This past year Jean created a public banner for the Oak Park Arts District. Her work was also featured in the Circle Contemporary show The Beasts, as well of the extension of that show at The Other Art Fair at MANA Contemporary.

“Art makes me feel happy, and it makes me feel proud. I make animals in my artwork, I care about animals.  Nature inspires me.”

Jean’s unique talent is to determine the emotional core of her subject matter and depict this as largely and loudly as she possibly can. Drawn to animals as subject matter, Jean concentrates on what makes her subjects powerful, dangerous, and respected. Before we notice anything else, we see teeth, claws, and glowing eyes. Her ferocious menagerie acts as protection for Jean and announces her artistic identity.

“I want to sell my paintings!  I want to shock them with my art! I want people to remember me when I am 119 years old up in heaven.”

Toucan and Polly, 2018

24" x 20"
Werewolf and Vampire, 2014

24" x 18"
Being Happy Wolf, 2016

24" x 18"
No Screaming in the Workshop, 2019

20" x 24"
Elvis Rock, 2014

19" x 24"
Sunny Breakfast, 2019

24" x 19"
Howlin Wolf, 2019

18" x 22"
Egg In A Hole and Bacon, 2018

24" x 19"
Queen Wolf at Night, 2019

30" x 40"
Happy Wolf, 2017

20" x 24"
Beauty and the Beast and the Castle, 2017

24" x 18"
I Never Met Her, 2019

24" x 19"
Sparrow the Dog, 2017

16" x 24"
Anxious Cat, 2019

20" x 27"
Joyful Wolf, 2018

24" x 20"
Robot Dog is Howlin at the Moon, 2017

24" x 18"
Toucan in the Woods, 2015

24" x 20"
Dinosaur Land, 2018

24" x 20"
Cottontail, 2018

22" x 28"
Tiger Learning, 2015

24" x 20"
Midnight Snack, 2014

9" x 12"
Happy Wolf, 2019

19" x 24"
Queen Jean, 2015

15" x 29"
Spider Web, 2017

20" x 16"
Shark Attack, 2018

36" x 24"
In Good Company
Chicago Cultural Center - 2019
The Beasts
Circle Contemporary - 2018
November Artist of the Month
Circle Contemporary - 2017
A is for Artist
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art - 2017
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Toucan and Polly, 2018

24" x 20"
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Werewolf and Vampire, 2014

24" x 18"
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Being Happy Wolf, 2016

24" x 18"
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No Screaming in the Workshop, 2019

20" x 24"
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Elvis Rock, 2014

19" x 24"
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Sunny Breakfast, 2019

24" x 19"
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Howlin Wolf, 2019

18" x 22"
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Egg In A Hole and Bacon, 2018

24" x 19"
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Queen Wolf at Night, 2019

30" x 40"
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Happy Wolf, 2017

20" x 24"
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Beauty and the Beast and the Castle, 2017

24" x 18"
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I Never Met Her, 2019

24" x 19"
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Sparrow the Dog, 2017

16" x 24"
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Anxious Cat, 2019

20" x 27"
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Joyful Wolf, 2018

24" x 20"
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Robot Dog is Howlin at the Moon, 2017

24" x 18"
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Toucan in the Woods, 2015

24" x 20"
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Dinosaur Land, 2018

24" x 20"
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Cottontail, 2018

22" x 28"
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Tiger Learning, 2015

24" x 20"
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Midnight Snack, 2014

9" x 12"
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Happy Wolf, 2019

19" x 24"
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Queen Jean, 2015

15" x 29"
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Spider Web, 2017

20" x 16"
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Shark Attack, 2018

36" x 24"
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