Jill O’Brien is an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College. In 2002, she received her B.A. in English & Literature at the University of Texas, Austin, and her M.F.A. in Ceramics at the University of North Texas in 2006. Jill collects and creates nostalgic objects. Having cultivated a unified aesthetic, she and artist Trish Igo have worked collaboratively since 2001 to nurture an Imaginarium of taxidermy, photography, sculpture, and found objects that represent a shared ideal past and future.
Animal philosophies are rife with contradictions brought about by our
childhood idolatry of animals and our societal use and slaughter of
them. Commixing these extremes, Trish Igo and Jill O’Brien create
a dreamlike exposé of our haunted faunal relationships. Igo and
O’Brien work collaboratively in mixed media to compose vignettes with
coveted objects and creatures to construct situations that provoke
reflection on the subjective and selective ways that people view
Visit trishandjill.com for highlights of our collaborative works.