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Jill Pope was born in the Pacific Northwest but grew up in midsize cities and small towns throughout the United States, relocating cross country four times in six years during those very critical tween and teen years.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she was selected to be a student judge for the prestigious Peabody Awards. Pope went on to earn her MFA in Drawing and Painting from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Solo exhibitions include the Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago and the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has shown her work in galleries and museums throughout the US including the cities of Atlanta, Nashville, and Indianapolis in addition to Chicago. She was a Helene Wurlitzer residency grant recipient. By combining a wide range of maps and mapping symbols, as well as personally charged imagery, her imaginary landscapes grapple with ideas of identity, rootlessness and belonging; attempting to answer that persistent and ubiquitous question “Where are you from?” Pope currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

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