SOLO (and two-person)


2012                  Tulipomania, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, California

                          Volta 8, represented by Magrorocca, Basel, Switzerland

2011                  Lacunae, Magrorocca Galleria d’Arte, Milan, Italy

                          Volta NY, represented by Magrorocca, New York, New York

2009                  Allegories of Control (with Laura Paulini), Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, California

2008                  Recent Work, Julian Page, London, England

2007                  Ledger, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, California




2017                  Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

2016                  Dot, Dash, Dissolve, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2015                  Repetition/Variation Part 2, Clerkenwell Gallery, London, England

2014                  Obsessive Reductive, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, California

2013                  CODA Paper Art, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

2012                  The Office, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

                          Clear Cuts, Sesnon Gallery, University of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

2011                  Co.Co.Co. 2011, Spazio Natta, Como, Italy

                          Productive Steps, Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper, New York

                          Microwave, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, New York

                          Busywork, Kondos Gallery, Sacramento City College, Sacramento, California

2010                  Out of Order, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

                          Salon No. 6, Marine Art Salon, Los Angeles, California

                          Illiterature, University Art Gallery, California State University, Chico, California

                          Compelled, Root Division, San Francisco, California

                          Refresh, Christina Ray Gallery, New York, New York

                          The Art of the Artist’s Book, Oakland University Art Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

                          Altered States, Reed Whipple Cultural Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

2009                  X Libris: The Re-Purposed Book, Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

                          Illiterature, Arena 1, Los Angeles, California

2008                  Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California

2007                  Musée d’ Honneur Miniscule, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California

                          Maximinimalist, Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2006                  Inscape, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California

2005                  Paper Pushers, Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, California

                          By Any Means Un/Necessary, Mission 17, San Francisco, California

2004                  Epic, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California





Anderson Collection, San Francisco Bay Area, California

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California

de Young Museum, San Francisco, California

Fidelity Corporate Collection, Boston, Massachusetts

Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan





Marks, Ben, “The Office at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art,” KQED.org., April 21, 2012. 

McGuinness, Ross, “They Billed, She Builds,” Metro (UK), May 18, 2009, p.3.

Maloney, Patricia, “Laura Paulini and Jill Sylvia,” Artforum.com, 2009.

Ollman, Leah, “Illiterature at Arena 1 Gallery,” L.A. Times, March 5, 2009.

Warner, Tonya, “Jill Sylvia: Ledger,” Percolator Magazine, Summer Issue, 2007.

Baker, Kenneth. “Sylvia in San Francisco,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 9, 2007, p.E10.

Feinststein, Lea. “Jill Sylvia: Ledger,” SF Weekly, June 13-19, 2007, p.37.

Brehmer, Debra. “Maximinimalist,” Susceptible to Images, April 2007.

Baker, Kenneth. “Inscape, in Oakland,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 19, 2006, p.E10.

Dalky, Victoria. “Paper Transformed,” Sacramento Bee, November 6, 2005, p.TK30.





Klanten, Robert and Birga Meyer, Papercraft 2: Design and Art with Paper. Berlin: Gestalten, 2011.

Zollars, Jaime, Push Paper: 30 Artist Explore the Boundaries of Paper Art. New York: Sterling Publishing

   Company, 2011.

Thompson, Jason, Playing with Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book.

   Beverly: Quarry Books, 2010.

Out of Order: Geometric Systems in Contemporary Bay Area Art. Exhibition Catalogue, September 18-

   October 14, 2010, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

X Libris: The Re-Purposed Book. Exhibition catalogue, September 1- October 15, 2009, Traffic Zone

   Gallery, Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, Minneapolis, MN.

Jill Sylvia: Recent Work. Exhibition catalogue, October 1- 25, 2008, Julian Page, London, UK.

Paper Pushers. Exhibition catalogue, September 29- December 11, 2005, Nelson Gallery, University of

   California, Davis, CA.       





2005                  MFA Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

2001                  BA Studio Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York