Jill Paz was born in Manila, Philippines in 1982 and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1983. She studied art history at the University of British Columbia and attended an independent studio residency at Parsons School of Design before pursuing a master’s degree at the Columbus College of Art and Design. In 2015, she exhibited at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. In 2016, she had exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Art and the Beeler Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, as well as the Alte Feuerwache Loschwtiz in Dresden, Germany, where she was a visiting artist at Kunsthaus Raskolnikow and Geh8. She most recently had a solo show, Homage, at Archivo 1984 in Makati, Philippines.