AVA a-i-r selection, Summer 2018 term
located on top floor of 80 11th Street (white building at the foot of 11th)
Originally trained in archaeology, Mulholland has practiced, taught, researched, written, designed and built with light and lighting as a theatrical lighting designer, an architectural lighting designer, professor, scholar, and, now, as a light artist. She has taught architectural design studios, visualization, and lighting classes at Texas A&M and the University of Oklahoma and was awarded the Baker Chair in Light and Design at the University of Oregon. She is currently an instructor at the Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy, a course housed at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Mulholland also is employed by the International Association of Lighting Designers Education Trust, where she works with an all-volunteer board of professionals to help ensure the future of the profession.
Mulholland’s creative passion is rooted in the beauty of light and its ability to be felt on a physiological level. “An example of this,” she says, “is that involuntary ‘ohhh’ that escapes from us during fireworks, when we palpably feel that ineffable beauty in our being.”
Jill was selected for the Summer 2018 AVA a-i-r program.