Jill Herlands

Published: 29.03.2021


Prior to becoming a jewelry artist, Jill Herlands worked in A&R in the music industry. Ever fascinated by unknown and unanticipated, Herlands trusts her instinct, innovation and experimentation to inform her process. She possesses a balance and familiarity with what some might consider risktaking, and her ability to orchestrate both creative tension and unpredictable resolve provides a steady source of surprise and delight for her collectors. Herlands work is featured in magazine editorials such as Bazaar, Paper, Nylon, Marie Claire, Feroce, Bella, Fashionisto, SEE, Flanelle, JAMS and more. Her collections can be found at galleries and boutiques worldwide. Herlands is self-taught and lives and works in New York City.


As a self-taught jewelry artist, I am unbound by rules. My techniques are experimental, and my materials are chosen with contrast in mind. My creative process is one of spontaneity of the form and the composition, while the imperfection becomes the strength of the work. Ever fascinated by curiosity and the unknown, I trust my imagination, innovation and experimentation to inform my process. Some might consider working without a plan as risky, but to me it is as natural as breathing. I strive to orchestrate both creative tension and unpredictable resolve providing a steady source of surprise and delight. My goal is to have my work elicit the same feeling as watching fireworks explode … the tension as it skyrockets and the ‘ahhh’ in the visual exhale.
/ Jill Herlands

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Exhibition  25 Jan 2020 - 28 Mar 2020  Bye for Now.
Varwest Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
Fair  07 Dec 2019 - 01 Feb 2020  CraftForms 2019.
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.
Exhibition  07 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019  A Stitch to Wear.
 Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland MD.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Quoil Gallery at Frame 2019.
Exhibition  03 Oct 2018 - 25 Nov 2018  Chasing Ghosts.
Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR.
Exhibition  03 Oct 2018 - 25 Nov 2018  Empire of Dirt.
Dab Art Gallery, Ventura, CA.
Exhibition  25 Aug 2018 - 07 Oct 2018  Abstract Catalyst 5.
Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR.
Exhibition  11 Aug 2018 - 07 Oct 2018  10 x 10 x 10.
Tieton Arts Center, Tieton, WA.
Exhibition  30 Jun 2018 - 11 Aug 2018  Living Mark.
Verum Ultimum, Portland, OR.
Exhibition  29 Jun 2018 - 27 Aug 2018  About Volumes.
Vitraria Gallery, Venice, Italy.
Exhibition  12 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018  Fun House 18: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic, and Bizarre.
Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Exhibition  14 Apr 2018 - 20 May 2018  Act 2: Art as a Career Sequel.
Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ.
Exhibition  14 Apr 2018 - 09 Jun 2018  Fierce and Frail.
Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR.
Exhibition  26 Jan 2018 - 24 Feb 2018  Arts on Douglas.
Exhibition  20 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018  Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies.
Crooked Tree Arts Center.
Exhibition  19 Jan 2018 - 03 Mar 2018  By Hand.
Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.
Exhibition  16 Jan 2018 - 24 Feb 2018  ADORN.
Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Exhibition  01 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017  Gallery OVO.
Fair  30 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017  Good Things Come in Small Packages.
Studio Channel Islands Gallery.
Exhibition  29 Sep 2017 - 12 Nov 2017  LillStreet Gallery.

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Online Article:  These Joyful Photos Celebrate Transmasculine People. W. ErikaRefinery29:  New York,  2019
Magazine:  Imperfect Beauty. Walker, RuthW42ST:  New York,  2019
Issue 60, The Gifted Issue. p.10-11.
Magazine:  The Best Fall 2019 Street Style II – New York. Kaylor, Devon4SEE:  Berlin,  2019
Online Article:  EDITORIAL: New York Streets. Nylon Español:  2019
Magazine:  Vervain Editorial. L’Officiel Baltics:  2019
Blog:  Gentle Suggestion: Florals for Spring?. Nyanin, NatashaMan Repeller:  New York,  2019
Magazine:  Plastique Tiara Talks New Music Video, K-Pop, and 'Drag Race'. Wetmore, BrendanPaper Magazine:  New York,  2019
Magazine:  What Does it Mean to be Superhuman?. Paper Magazine:  New York,  2019
Online Article:  Rebellion, Music & Jewelry | A New York Story. Norwegian.Jewelry:  Oslo,  2018
Online Article:  Fearless Influencer Chris Lavish Makes 19 Fashion Predictions for 2019. Russell, MadisonOne 37 PM Magazine:  Los Angeles,  2018
Online Blog:  Nile Goodlad. Lewis:  2018
Online Article:  Interview with New York Jewelry Artist Jill Herlands. Lavish, ChrisFashion Week Online:  2018
Online Blog:  Bottle Rocket. Just Magazine:  2018
Online Article:  Micro Scenery and Architectural Influences. Ruggiero, IlariaBenchpeg:  Hampshire,  2018
Magazine:  Jill Herlands. IMIRAGE:  Paris,  2018
Magazine Cover, Edition #348.
Online Article:  Exhibition No Matter Matters. IlariaA/DORNMENT Curating Contemporary Art Jewelry:  Venice,  2018
Online Article:  Artist Jill Herlands. JaamZINJaamZIN Creative:  2018
Magazine:  MAY VOL 6 2018. Feroce:  2018
Online Article:  Wearable Art by Jill Herlands. Object of Reference:  2018
Online Blog:  MetalurJ at Gallery OVO (Recap). Rogers, PatriciaJersey Indie:  2017
Blog:  Scratching the Surface. Isabella LeeRockin’ That Gem:  2016
Blog:  Designer Profile – MetalurJ. Michelle OrmanJewelry Logic:  2016
Online Article:  Spring 2016 JA Show- New Jewelry. The Gem Therapist:  2016
Online Article:  Designer Profile–MetalurJ. Orman, MichelleJewelrylogic by JA New York:  New York,  2016
Blog:  Bling and Baubles Regalia. Mimi Santa CruzThe Insider:  2015