Jillian M. Rock

Printmaking and Collage

Studio 11

Jillian M. Rock is a multidisciplinary, trauma-informed teaching artist who seeks to make artists’ books more accessible through Rock Press Studio.

Jillian M. Rock is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia. She has been an artist-in-residence at The Museum of Motherhood in St. Petersburg, FL., a feminist-in-residence at Project for Empty Space in Newark, NJ, as well as a concurrent risography (digital screen printing) resident at Print St. Pete. She is an alumna of Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program. Jilian has served as an inaugural member of the Board of Directors at the Newark Print Shop, where she developed her passion for community programming and outreach through printmaking. She teaches with The Print Center and Fleisher Art Memorial and is the STEAM Coordinator at Da Vinci Art Alliance. She has taught at Studio Montclair, Yard Art School at The Montclair Museum of Art, and has hosted freelanced workshops and classes.

In addition, she owns Rock Press, a Black woman-run printing press aimed at amplifying access to the creation and dissemination of artists’ books, printed matter, and programming. She is also the co-founder of Collaborative Rising, an arts organization centered on providing access to programming, across all mediums and abilities by nurturing exploration through the arts.

Rock is currently a recipient of the Bartol/Marrazzo Teaching Artist Micro-Grant, a member of Philadelphia CollageWorks, a fellow with Mural Arts Fellowship for Black Artists, and part of the 2024/2025 artist cohort at Cherry Street Pier.

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