Jillian Sokso is a visual artist and educator. Originally from Philadelphia, she studied printmaking at Moore College of Art and Design and the University of Delaware. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2004, and her work is included in many collections public and private. Notable exhibitions include "In the Shadow of the Mountain; As if the Sea Were Nothing," Reynolds Gallery, Stockton California, "Grafting Ammunition," Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, "Meditation Milestones," The Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg Oregon, and "The Other: Nurturing a New Ecology in Printmaking," Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida. She is a former recipient of the NYFA strategic opportunity stipend grant and has been an artist in residence at The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, The Women’s Studio Workshop and the Contemporary Arts Center at Woodside. Prior to her appointment in the School of Art, Jillian served as the Director of the School of Communication and Design and Professor of Art and Design at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. She had previously been Chair of Art and Design at George Fox, and from 2005-2014 was a faculty member and department chair in the Art Department at Houghton College in Houghton, New York.