Curriculum Vitae




San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 2009

Bachelor of Arts, English Writing; Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, Magna Cum Laude



in real estate, at the height of the recession / as a driver, of a large van, in a state and winter unfamiliar, of international prospective students from the airport in the city in which 'The Blues Brothers' was filmed, to a city sixty miles away where Maytag once produced all the washers in all the world / at the front desk of the first whitewater rafting company to run wooden boats all the way down the Colorado, clear through the Grand Canyon / verifying potential leads for aftermarket part sales in the ready mix concrete industry / shipping & quality control for aforementioned job / and later, as Director of Sales and Marketing for the aforementioned engineering firm: call me; we'll talk concrete / slushie-slinger at the kids baseball field down the street from the house I grew up in / staff writer for the only newspaper in a small county; we proudly published Mondays and Fridays / as a docent for the museum with the largest collection of rolling stock west of the Mississippi / teaching friendly people how to knit / humidor-stored fingering-weight cashmere-slinging saleswoman at one of the premier fiber arts stores in the San Francisco Bay Area / teaching twelve-year-olds what poison oak looks like and how to spot anemones in tide pools while at sleep-away camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains / and waiting tables, obviously.    



 Guest poet, Death Rattle Writers Festival, Downtown Nampa, ID, October 2018

Residency at MINERAL SCHOOL to continue work on manuscript, 'Don't Ever Doubt Me,' June 2018; additional community outreach to residents of the small town of Mineral, Washington in the form of a series of shibori resist dyeing workshops, using silk and Procion dyes, June 2018

'Nursery' published by Oregon-based literary journal, Virga, Spring 2018

DAMN SPOT I exhibited at bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, May 2018

DAMN SPOT II, image; detail, published by Red Flag Poetry Service & sent as postcards via the United States Postal Service, Indiana, PA, May 2018

DAMN SPOT II exhibited at CTRL Collective , Los Angeles, CA, March 2018

Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, 2016 & 2006

YARN OVER: New Work by Jill Bergantz, solo show at The Box Gallery, Galesburg, IL

RICHTER SCHOLAR, funded development of works exploring cultural anxieties toward the human body, 2009

RICHTER SCHOLAR, funded development of written works exploring community interdependence in relation to natural disasters, 2008

Bender Prize in Sculpture, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Galesburg, IL, 2009

BODY BAG exhibited at The Box Gallery, IL, 2009

'By Passing' published in Catch, 2009

'HOME/SICKNESS' 'Medical Blanket' "Wildlife Protection Act" published in Catch, 2008

'My Sister Nurses Obsessions' published in Catch, 2007.

'Relief Maps: Calaveras County, California' exhibited at Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2007

Works highlighted in talk, "Downloading the Textile Future: The Current and Future State of Contemporary Fiber," Vic De La Rosa, given at the De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, 2007

'Wildlife Protection Act' and 'Medical Blanket' exhibited at the De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, 2007

'Medical Blanket' exhibited at Olive Hyde Art Gallery, San Jose, CA, 2007

Publication in ARTWEEK magazine, 2007

'I WILL NOT BE COLD' commissioned by the St. Vincent De Paul Society; exhibited at the De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, 2006

'No Shy Evening Primrose' published in Transfer, 2006