Born in California, Jill Kuehndorf is an abstract artist that has lived in Atlanta for over thirty years. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Surface Design from Georgia State University and worked in the manufacturing industry for nearly a decade. She creates sculptural art using native hardwoods and forged metals with relics from the furniture industry in the American South. Her goal is to inspire the imagination and bring about a new type of finished product.
Her collection of sculptural works signifies the talents of carvers and artisans working during the Industrial Age. This era of American craftsmanship has long passed and these pieces shed new light on their former identities while producing new sources of visual drama. The metamorphosis from useful objects with intrinsic characteristics into sculpture can be recognized as significant and meaningful.