Jil Crary-Ross (b. 1989, California) is a New York City-based painter. Crary-Ross investigates concepts of New Americana; exploring the relationship between identity, land and the built environment through portraiture, material study, and fluid pulp form. Texture, layers, ritual, and decay are central to Jil's material vocabulary.  Jil also publishes the zine (^^^) Sharkbite, and consults at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA.