Placement plays a key role in this piece. Each portrait is positioned to create visual movement throughout the painting. Images are formed through closure.

This work is created on rice paper wrapped onto canvas. I use dyes and inks on the rice paper to produce vibrant color. I then spray the surface with an archival UV protectant and apply a coat of art resin to bring out the color and protect the work.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the imagery continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang. 

- Jill Concetta


inks, dyes, acrylic on stretched canvas

Signed on front

30" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
11 lbs. 0 oz.



Jill Concetta
St. Paul, Minnesota

Getting to Know Jill

J. Concetta received her MA in Design from the University of Minnesota where she studied color theory under great artists. One professor, Marian-Ortolf Bagley, often said that a painting must work in all directions to be truly unified. So J. would test works by hanging them upside down, and in each direction. J. sold some paintings in Minneapolis after graduation, but went on to manage the ink and paint department of an animation studio. The intense hues of the inking technique, along with Paul Klee’s use of transparent color, strongly influence her current body of work.