Jill Rupinski

Jill Rupinski
Degree Program
Continuing Education

Jill A. Rupinski is known for her surreal and inventive landscape imagery, working with abstract yet observed nature forms. 

Her work has taken a narrative direction, with inspiration drawn from current topics and personal experience. Rupinski is equally a painter in oil as well as in soft pastel, and has taught, lectured and demonstrated color, pastel and drawing widely. She is represented by Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio in Philadelphia. Her works and commissions reside in many public and private collections including Colgate University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova University. 

She received her Certificate from PAFA in 1977 and a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1981. Among her awards are PAFA's prestigious William Emlen Cresson Memorial Travel Scholarship, the Philadelphia Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Fine Arts from PAFA, and the Percy Owens Memorial Award for a Distinguished Pennsylvania Artist from the Fellowship of PAFA.

Rupinski teaches Basic Color, Cast Drawing, Advanced Cast Drawing, Still Life Painting, and Painting from the Masters in the Certificate/BFA program.  She is also an instructor in the Continuing Education program.

American Landscape, oil on canvas, 45 x 75 in, 2001
Dangerous Ground, pastel on paper, 19 x 26 in, 2007
Coming Around, pastel on paper, 19 x 52 in, 2006
Those Who are Called, pastel on paper, 19 x 26 in, 200
Self Reflection, oil on wood, 60 x 60 in, 2004