Jill Hotchkiss was born in Hollywood, Florida. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Pratt Institute and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Florida. She has participated in artists residencies in Public Art at School of Visual Arts in New York and at the Art Center South Florida in Miami.
After working for 10 years in New York City as a full time artist and an art instructor, teaching children and adults, she has moved back to Florida to continue working in her home state where she draws inspiration from the natural world. Specifically, she is looking at recurring patterns in nature; within the architecture of trees, roots, plants, coral reefs, water tributaries, topography, minerals/gems, lightning and celestial formations. The work is then created by emulating geological processes such as wind, rain, gravity and erosion and are referred to as organic abstractions.
Her work has been exhibited in various galleries, private, public and corporate collections throughout the United States, South America, Japan and Europe along with large scale hospitality and architectural commissions.