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Jill Berta Biskin Edit Profile

artist , scenic artist for opera , theater and film

Jill Berta Biskin, American artist, scenic artist for opera, theater and film. Grantee in painting E.T. Greenshields Foundation, Rome and Florence, 1978-1979; Child Memorial Foundation grantee, Rome, 1979. Member United Scenic Artists.

Background

Biskin, Jill Berta was born on April 6, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Daughter of Harvey Chester and Bayla (Sheinberg) Biskin.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Rhode Island School Design, 1975; student, Studio Nerina Simi, Florence, Italy, 1976-1977; student, Studio and Forum Stage Design, New York City, 1979-1981; student, National Academy of Design, New York City, 1985.

Career

Scenic artist selected, Broadway and other theaters, ballet, feature films, New York City, 1980-1985; scenic artist, Metropolitan Opera Company. New York City, since 1985; instructor scene painting, Studio of Scene Painting, New York City, 1988-1990; designer, muralist, various residences and showrooms, New York City, 1981-1988. Visiting artist American Academy, Rome, 1994.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in solo shows at McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, 1986, Kurts Bingham Gallery, Memphis, 1992, Parchman Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, 1995. Group shows include Maggio Toscano, Prato, Italy, 1979, Ydessa Gallery, Toronto, 1981, Artists' Choice Museum, New York City, 1985, Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York City, 1987, 88, Read Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, 1988, 89, Carrington/Gallagher, San Antonio, 1992, Stiebel Modern, New York City, 1992, Jansen Perez Incorporated, San Antonio, 1993, Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, 1994, K&E Gallery, New York City, 1994, Blue Hill Cultural Center, Pearl River, New York, 1995. Represented in numerous collections, New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore, others.

Membership

Member United Scenic Artists.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, traveling.

Connections

father:
Harvey Chester Biskin

mother:
Bayla (Sheinberg) Biskin