Jani Hileman is a multidisciplinary sculptor whose practice navigates ceramics, metal, wood, and photographic media. Her work is often made with intensive hands-on processes that allow the materials to influence the final aesthetic of each of her pieces.
She draws inspiration from intensive processes, her materials, landscapes, personal experiences, feminism, environmentalism and politics. Hileman explores the everyday, the body, craft, gender, and the nature of objects through her works.
She has shown work throughout the mid-Atlantic region, having participated in group shows such as the Annual Juried Ceramics Show, and the MICA Juried Undergraduate Show. She recently had two solo exhibitions, Flesh Is Earth, and Home & Hearth. Her third solo endeavor, Terra Firma, was part of The Maryland Institute College of Art's ArtWalk event in May, 2018.
Jani Hileman completed her BFA at The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2018. She was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and is currently based in Baltimore as a resident artist at Creative Alliance.