Jill Krutick is a contemporary abstract expressionist whose paintings trace the artist’s joyful path of self-discovery and creative exploration. Using only texture, form, and color, the artist suggests the intense beauty and constant flux of nature: galaxies, skies, blossoms, and tides. Influenced by modern and contemporary masters such as Van Gogh, Monet, and Rothko, Krutick combines abstract expressionist gestures, impressionist luminosity, and personal symbols of change.
Krutick painted privately for over 30 years and studied at The Art Students League of New York. In 2010, she began publicly exhibiting her work. She has been praised by world-famous art critics including Donald Kuspit, Annette Blaugrund and Anthony Haden-Guest. Kuspit recently selected Krutick for a “Feminine Sublime” exhibition in a New York gallery. By the end of the decade, after numerous solo and group shows, Krutick had two solo museum exhibitions: Coral Springs Museum of Art, Florida in 2019 and the Yellowstone Art Museum, Montana from 2019-2020. Ms. Krutick also had a group museum exhibition at the Museu de Porreres in Mallorca, Spain this past summer.
As a young painter and pianist, later as a media executive and board member, Ms. Krutick has spent her life dedicated to the arts. Painting emerged as her greatest passion, which she now pursues full time in her Westchester studio. She has served on the boards of The Art Students League, The Recording Academy (NY Chapter), Hoff-Barthelson Music School, The Wharton Arts Network and National Amusements, among others.
Her work is in over 100 private and public collections as well as the permanent collections of the Coral Springs Museum of Art and Yellowstone Museum of Art.
How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?
"I select a few colors and a base texture from which to begin my exploratory journey. Layering the paint over a period of weeks and months is the key to accentuating the “map” of texture that will ultimately reveal the potential of each painting. One technique is to run a pallet knife or brush over the raised bumps of a moderately dry paint to capitalize on the texture already infused into the surface of the canvas."
What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?
"My work is widely open to interpretation given its abstract forms. The paintings are generally meant to invoke positive energy and take the viewer on a "journey."