Jillian Sokso

Professor of Art and Design
Chair, Department of Art and Design

Phone: 503-554-2635
Email: jsokso@georgefox.edu

What do you do at Fox?
I teach the senior thesis capstone courses, all printmaking media, Women in Art History, and sometimes a class or two in the foundations core. I also direct and facilitate our visiting artist program in the Professional Practices and Networking class.

Education/ Experience:
BFA in two dimensional art with concentration in print media from Moore College of Art and Design, 2003; MFA in Print Media from University of Delaware, 2005. I taught Drawing, Print Media and Artists Book and Paper for 9 years at Houghton College in western New York State. I also directed the Exhibition Programs at Houghton, and managed the college art collection for a few seasons.

What is something you'd like to do in the future?
As a new Oregonian, I'm looking forward to continuing to explore the Pacific Northwest through my studio practice. Right now I'm working on a series of prints that investigate the landscape of the region.

What is something you're grateful for, appreciate, encouraged by, or excited about?
I'm thrilled to be at George Fox, where there is a wonderful community of established practitioners helping to shape and launch emergent creative professionals. I'm grateful that my vocation and calling allow me to do what I am passionate about, and that I've never had a day I didn't want to go to work.

Personal notes:
I have two wonderful young daughters, who I'm raising with an awesome guy I get to be married to. They're simply the best.

What kind of art do you do?
My work centers around paper- drawing, printmaking, artists books and sculpture/installations that all include paper of some variety. I use traditional and digital tools in my drawing practice, which feeds into printmaking through multiple media matrixes. (Say that 3x fast!)