Jill Michell was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts and raised in St. Paul, MN. She received a BFA in painting from the University of MN and continued studying painting with Joe Paquet. She has exhibited her work at Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and has had numerous studio exhibitions in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Jill’s work is part of the permanent collection at the University of Minnesota. She was a finalist for the Jerome Grant of Emerging Artists. She received her MA in Art Education from the University of MN and currently teaches painting and drawing at LEAP High School, an ELL school serving immigrant students in St. Paul, MN.