Jill Spector

School of Art

Instructor, School of Art
LA Turner Semester Residency Program Coordinator

Jill Spector


Jill Spector is an interdisciplinary artist and independent art worker who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Her practice encompasses artmaking, performance, design, teaching, and collaboration. Jill’s artistic background blends performance and sculpture, suggesting mimicry and roles to be played, and places the viewer into relationships between bodies and objects.

In 2017 Jill founded In Favor Of, a consultancy that grew out of her desire to partner with others and expand the potential of their work. As an advocate and guide, Jill works with artists and designers to nurture moments in the creative process where collaboration, creative growth, and community collide. In 2021 Jill Spector along with artist and activist Julie Weitz co-founded Tzitzit Project - a collection of tzitzit, a ritual garment, specifically designed for women, trans, and gender non-conforming Jews. 

the Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts (BFA 1998) and the Graduate Art Program at Art Center College of Design (MFA 2005).Jill Spector’s sculptures and collages were featured in Made in L.A. 2012 at the Hammer Museum. Her work has been included in the exhibitions Biomorphic Forms In Sculpture at the Kunsthaus Graz and Drawling, Stretching and Fainting in Coils…, an exhibition organized by artist Diana Thater, at the Pinakothek der Moderne and Nationaltheater in Munich, Germany. Jill Spector’s photography has been featured in publications including Valeria Napoleone’s Catalog of Exquisite Recipes, and SchindlerLab.org published by the MAK Center. In 2016, Spector created The Editor’s President: Models and Mock-Ups for Elaine May, Nora Kaye, and Eileen Gray, an installation at JOAN in Los Angeles. In 2015, Jill Spector and artist Bret Nicely founded TARP, an ongoing series of performances and installations in and around their empty swimming pool in Altadena, California. In 2016, Spector formed Designing Women, a conversation series by women who own and operate businesses in the fields of art and design. Spector has collaborated with choreographer Rebecca Pappas and NoExit Performance on PARADE 2017: Garfield Park, in Indianapolis, IN, with writer SoffiStanassi on New And Unknown Thing, a performance inspired by Christine de Pizan's The Book of the City of Ladies at Cities Of Days in Los Angeles. In 2020 she created a variety of costumes for artist and activist Julie Weitz’s My Golem project. Jill Spector was named one of the Orange County Contemporary Collectors 2013 Fellowship Artists and in 2019 awarded an Inquiry Fellowship from American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA. Her works are included in the Zabludowicz Collection, London, the Kunsthaus Graz, and The Museum of Modern Art. Jill is an alumna of the Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts (BFA 1998) and the Graduate Art Program at Art Center College of Design (MFA 2005).



  • M.F.A., Art Center College of Design
  • B.F.A., Syracuse University