Jill Slaymaker was born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1955.  She has lived and worked in the Hell’s Kitchen section of New York City since 2000.  Her work has been exhibited in group shows at the Tate Modern, London, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Dabawenyo Museum in the Philippines, among others. Twelve one-person exhibitions include The Davis Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, The Nabi Museum of the Arts, New Jersey, and Port Authority windows, Manhattan.  Collections include The Museum of Modern Art, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY and Caroline Kennedy’s ambassador residence in Tokyo, Japan.
 
She is married to the composer Ned Paul Ginsburg.  Their son Alexei attends college in Los Angeles.