Jill Soukup Works

Jill Soukup

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Denver, CO 

Jill Soukup was born in Buffalo, New York. Shortly thereafter, her family moved to Colorado, where she still resides. Soukup's affinity for horses as a young girl resulted in countless drawings and studies of them, which made for a strong drawing foundation. As a teen, she started a pet-portrait business, acquired jobs painting murals, and designed logos for local organizations.

She graduated from Colorado State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. There, she received awards for illustration and design and worked as an illustrator and designer for the university. She initially pursued a career in graphic design while continuing to paint part time. After 11 years as a designer, she made the switch to full-time painting.

Her work continues to gain recognition as she receives awards, appears in national publications, and shows in important juried and solo exhibitions. In 2013, Soukup's painting, "Hold Steady," was selected as the featured piece of the Coors Art Exhibit and Sale and is now part of National Western Stock Show's permanent collection.


Colorado State University, BFA.


Awards and Honors:

Best of Show, Representing the West, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center; People s Choice, Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale; Southwest Art Magazine Art Award; Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale; Jury's Top 50, Salon International; Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America.


Selected Publications:

Southwest Art, "The Next Generation," May 2021

Equestrian Living “Finding Beauty in Balance” February/March 2020

My Modern Met, “Interview: Expressive Horse Paintings Capture the Creature’s Wild Beauty” October 19, 2019

Art of the West, "Jill Soukup Creative Adventure," January/February 2019

Western Art & Architecture, "Balance in Tension," February/March 2018


Selected Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO — 2021

West X West: Teresa Elliot and Jill Soukup, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO — 2019



Astoria Fine Art

35 E. Deloney PO Box 2397

Jackson, WY 83001




Gallery 1261

1261 Delaware St. Suite 1

Denver, CO 80202




Nedra Matteucci Galleries

1075 Paseo de Peralta

Santa Fe, NM 87501




Oh Be Joyful Gallery

409 Third St. & 226 Elk Ave.

PO Box 453

Crested Butte, CO 81224

(970) 349-5936



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