Gillian Jagger has lived and worked on a rural property in New York State about 100 miles north of New York City since 1978. Her work is represented in many museums and private collections, and she is the subject of Casting Faith, a one-hour PBS documentary.  Jagger has received many awards including prizes from The Nancy Graves Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Anonymous Was a Woman and The Lewis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. 

Since 1956, Jagger has shown continuously in New York City at such major galleries as The Loft, Ruth White, Lerner Heller, Anita Shapolsky, Trans-Hudson and The Phyllis Kind Gallery. The Chazen Museum of Art (formerly the Elvehjem Museum) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison mounted a major retrospective of her work in 2002-2003. Jagger is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School, Pratt Institute, New York and a Visiting Critic at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

She was born in England in 1930 and lived there until the outbreak of war in 1939. Although the United States has been her home for many decades, Jagger’s early experiences in Britain remain important, especially her relationship to her father, the sculptor Charles Sargeant Jagger, who died in 1934. He is widely considered the most important British figurative sculptor of memorials to the First World War, and his works include the Royal Artillery Memorial, Hyde Park Corner, 1921-5.


New York University, M.A. 1960
Carnegie Mellon University, (Formally, Carnegie Institute of Technology) B.F.A. 1953

Awards and Grants

2009 Professor Emeritus, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2005 The Nancy Graves Foundation, Grant
2003 Anonymous Was A Woman, Grant
2002 International Association of Art Critics/USA : A Best Show Award
1994 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc., Grant
1993 The Lewis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Grant
1986 New York Foundation for the Arts, Grant
1983 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Grant
1980 Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS), Grant

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Sculptors’ Drawings and works on paper, Pangolin London, King's Place, London, UK
2011 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, “Reveal”
2010 Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, “A Quantum Leap”
2009 Denny Dillon’s The Drawing Room, Stone Ridge, NY , “Kindred Spirits
2009 The Pearl Arts Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY, “Kindred Spirits”
2008 The Violet Ray Gallery, New York, “Following the Horses”
2005 SUNY Ulster, Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, NY, “Recent Works”
2004 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, “Works on Paper”
2002-03 The Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI. “The Art of Gillian Jagger
2002 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, “The Absence of Faith”
1999 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, “Rift”
1998 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, “New Works: Matrice, The Gathering”
1997 Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, “Crosscuts”
1995 Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, “Conadus”
1995 The Katonah Museum Sculpture Garden, Katonah, N.Y., “Recent Works of Gillian Jagger”
1991 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, “Lead Works”
1987 Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, N.Y., “Major Works, A 10 Year Survey”
1986 The Sculpture Center, New York, “Comhla-Ri, (Together With”)
1985 St. Peter’s Church at Citicorp, New York, “Cionneamh”, Interior-Exterior Site Sculpture
1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981 Lerner-Heller Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 The American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, “Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture”, Shelter Tree
2008 The American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, “Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture”, Horses Ran By
2005 The American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, “Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture”, White Doe & Twins
2005 Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., “This Must Be The Place”
2004 SUNY Ulster, Ulster County Community College, Stoneridge, N.Y., ” Stepping Outdoors” 2004 Joseph Scala Gallery, New Woodstock, N.Y., “The Noble Horse-2004″
2003 City of Kingston, Kingston, N.Y., Sculpture Biennial 2003
2001 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, N.Y. “The Shaft” Huddle
2000 Dorsky Gallery, New York, “Symbols of Survival: Images of Animals in Recent Sculpture”
1997 Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, “From The Ground Up”
1997 Art Omi, Ghent, N.Y., “Aedicules”
1997 Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y., “Outdoor Sculpture Show”
1996 The Sculpture Center: New York Benefit
1995 The Proctor Art Center at Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, N.Y. “Body As Metaphor”
1995 Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., “Listening to the Earth”

Films & Other

"Reveal", Its Making and Installation by Whirlwind Creative 2012
WSYR-TV Ch 9, Syracuse NY, Bridge Street, “A Quantum Leap” Interview July 14
2010 WAMC Northeast Public Radio, The Roundtable Interview with Joe Donahue, “Kindred Spirits” with Gillian Jagger November 25, 2009
“Casting Faith: A Portrait of Gillian Jagger”, A network film by Barbara A Gordon and Richard Schlesinger, 2002, 55 min
“Following Gillian”, A video portrait of Gillian Jagger produced by Whirlwind Creative 2008

Public & Private Collections

Rockland County Community College “Gnoman, Sun Piece”
John Rosekrans’ Runnymede Sculpture Farm, Cal.
The Charles Aldrich Museum of Con-temporary Art, Ct.
Finch College Museum of Art, N.Y.
C.W. Post College Museum, N.Y.
The Charles Bronfman Collection, Montreal Can.
Sen. E. Leo Kolber, Montreal Can.-Edward Villela, Miami, Fla.
Mrs. John Lins,N.Y.
Mrs. Mitzie Dobrin, Montreal Can.
Edward Goodman, Palm Beach
Dr. Robert Silver, N.Y.
Dr. Walter Liedtke, N.Y.
Carleton Varney, N.Y.
Rosemary McNamara, N.Y.
Arthur Weinstein, N.Y.
Bernbice Steinbaum, N.Y.
Debbie Reynolds & Carol Kautzman, N.Y.
Phyllis Kind, N.Y.
Linda Simmons, Col
Marion Griffith, N.Y.
Eamon Furlong, N.Y.

Teaching Positions

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1968-1978, 1978 to 2007 Professor of Art Graduate School (Retired)
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa., 1996 – 2012, Currently Visiting Critic
C.W. Post College of Long Island University, Brookville, N.Y., Assistant Professor of Art 1961-68

Selected Bibliography

2011, In a big, new, looming sculpture, artist Gillian Jagger
harnesses tension, uncertain emotion and nature’s strength September 23, 2011
2011 WAMC, Joe Donahue speaks with sculptor Gillian Jagger about her work “Reveal”
2011 The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, NY, “INCONVERSATION – Gillian Jagger with Ben La Rocco”, Sept. 2011, (cover)
2011 Chronogram, “Gillian Jagger: Reveal”, Zan Strumfeld, Sept., 2011
2011 The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, NY, “Gilllian Jagger’s Realiaty and Welcome to It”, Edward M. Gomez
2010 The Post Standard/Stars Syracuse, August 1, “Nature of Life & Death” Katherine Rushworth
2010 Cazenovia Republican, July 14, “International Art Star Coming to Stone Quarry”
2010 Roll Magazine. April/May 2010, Art Highlights Column, “Casting Faith” Film
2010 Poughkeepsie Journal, April 9, “Rosendale to Screen Film on Gillian Jagger” John W Barry
2010 Daily Freeman, April 11, “Life Takes Many Shapes” Paula Ann Mitchell
2010 Woodstock Times, March 18, “Get In Line, Drawing Show Curated & Juried by Gillian Jagger
2009 Poughkeepsie Journal, October 15, “Kindred Spirits” John W. Barr
2009 Woodstock Times, October 15, “Devine Bovines” Paul Smart
2009 Roll Magazine, October/November, “Anime Mundi, All The Same Soul” Ross Rice
2002 The New York Times, June 16, “A Head, A Leg, A Flank: A New Kind of Monument” Edward Gomez
2002 The New York Times, June 21, Weekend, Review, Holland Cotter
2002 The New York Observer, July 1-8, Currently Hanging, Mario Naves
2002 Art News, September, Review, Cynthia Nadelman
2002 Sculpture, September, “Abstraction & Empathy, Once Again”, Donald Kuspit
2002 Art in America, November, Review, Robert Taplin
2002 The Capital Times, November 27, Lifestyles, “Bringing Death to Life”, Kevin Lynch
2002 Sculpture, December, Review, Johnathan Goodman
2002 The Capital Times, December 5, “Jagger Show is Best of 02″, Jacob Stockinger
2002 Wisconsin State Journal December 8, Showcase, “Jagger’s Art, Animal, Vegetable, Visceral”, Amanda Henry
2000 The New York Times, November 12, “They Speak for the Animals, and Through Them”, Edward Gomez
1999 The New York Times, April 9, “Gillian Jagger and Charles Sargeant Jagger, Ken Johnson
1999 Sculpture, October, Review, Michael Klein
1999 Art In America, November, “Gillian Jagger at Phyllis Kind”, Janet Koplos
1998 Review, March 15, “Gillian Jagger, New Works”, Douglas F. Maxwell
1998 Review, March 1, “Gillian Jagger, Recent Works”, Jeanne C. Wilkinson
1998 The Village Voice, March 17, “Gillian Jagger”, Kim Levin
1998 Simon Says, March, “Gillian Jagger, Matrice”, Simon Watson
1997 Review, Feb 15, “Gillian Jagger: Crossing the River”, John Perreault
1997 Review, Feb 15, “Gillian Jagger,Trans Hudson Gallery”, Jeanne C. Wilkinson
1997 N.Y. Soho Magazine, March, Elizabeth Neuman
1997 Arts Magazine, July, Jonathan Goode, Review
1996 Sculpture, March, Beverly Russell, “In the Studio: Gillian Jagger”
1995 Art Forum, Dec, David Levi Strauss, Review
1995 The New York Times, Aug 27, William Zimmer, Review
1995 The New York Times, Aug 18, Holland Cotter, Review
1994 New York Magazine, March 28, “Art”/Kay Larson
1993 Rockland Journal News, Sept 23, “Sculpture Unveiled At RCC”, photo
1993 Rockland Journal News, Sept 17, “Rockland’s Stonehedge, A modern Day Megalith
1993 Rises at R.C.C.” Nancy Cacioppo
1992 Art News, Nov, “In the Tradition, Part II”
1991 The New York Times, July 12, “Art in Review”, Michael Brenson
1991 Art Forum, Nov, Donald Kuspit, Review
1990 Sunday Freeman People, Sept 9, Feature “Wild at Heart”, Mildred Barker
1987 The Village Voice, Dec 1, “Choices”,Levin, Review
1987 The New York Times, Nov 27, Michael Brenson, Review
1987 Staten Island Advance, Nov 27, “Stone Talks at the Newhouse Gallery”, Michael J. Fressola
1987 Staten Island Advance, Oct 23, “This Land is Their Land”, Michael J. Fressola
1987 Woman’s Studio Workshop, Nov 27, Mary McCoy, Feature
1986 The New York Times, Feb 7, Michael Brenson, Review
1985 The New York Times Weekend, July 19, “Whats New Around Town in Outdoor
1985 Sculpture”, Michael Brenson
1983 The Sunday Freeman, Apr 17, Photo
1983 Ellenville News, Aug 11, Feature, “Kerhonkson Sculptor Wins Guggenheim”
1983 Woodstock Times, June 16, “Geological Art Awareness” Tram Combs
1983 Arts Magazine, Mar, Judith Tannenbaum, Review
1975 The Soho Weekly News, Jan 23, “Five Uptown Shows”, John Gruen
1975 Art International, Mar 20, Review
1975 Arts Magazine, March Issue, Judith Tannenbaum, Review
1973 Art World, Frances Beatty, Review
1970 The Prattler, Mar 11, “Art Ed; Hang on to What We’ve Got”, Josie D’Agostino
1968 Progressive Architecture, “Observing The Arts: Manhattan ’67
1967 The Buffalo Evening News, Aug 24, “Buffalo Artist Wins $ 1,000. Prize”
1967 The Village Voice, Sept 15, Review
1967 The New York Times, Sept 8, Photo Review
1967 Art News, Oct Issue, Vol 66, No 6, John Perreault Review
1967 Arts Magazine, Sept-Oct Issue, “Pearlstein, Jagger, Whitman, Gutman”, Gordon Brown, Photo Review
1967 Daily Telegraph, London, Aug 24, “Around America, $ 1,000. Art Prize”
1965 Art Voices, Vol 4, No 1, “On The Road To Fame”, Gordon Brown
1964 Pictures on Exhibit, Oct, Anna Brescia, Review
1964 Artists Select, Finch College Museum of Art, Oct-Dec
1964 The New York World Telegram, Aug 24, “Manhole Covers Make For Holesome Art”
1964 Maxine Lowry, Feature
1964 CBS Television News, Sept 10, Walter Cronkite
1964 The New York Times, Stuart Preston Review
1964 Look Magazine, Sept Issue, Review
1964 The New York Post, Sept 20, “In The Art Galleries”, Charlotte Willard
1964 London Daily Telegraph, Oct 4, Review
1964 She, Sept 16, Review
1964 Seeing, (Norwegian Weekly), Aug 24, “On The Arts”, Review
1964 Art World: Italia, “New York Artist Gillian Jagger” Review
1963 Art News, Sidney Tillim, Photo Review
1963 Art Digest, Photo Review
1963 Pictures On Exhibit, Apr, Gordon Brown, Review
1963 The New York Times, Stuart Preston, Review
1961 Art News, September Issue, John Perreault Review
1961 Art Voices, Sept Issue, Gordon Brown, Review
1961 Pictures On Exhibit, April, Irma Jaffe, Review
1961 Art News, Apr, John Russel, Review