Jilek, a Wisconsin native, completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2005. Her work has since been exhibited throughout the Midwest as well as reviewed in multiple publications. Jilek first received national exposure in the American Artist: Drawing Magazine. She was selected, along with 14 other finalists, for the magazine's annual Cover Competition. She was also chosen from thousands of entrants as one of the top 40 finalists in the Artistic Excellence Competition through Southwest Art Magazine.
Notable projects include Art for the Arts, Wisconsin State Park Plein Art Painting Project, and album artwork for acclaimed musicians Peter Mulvey, Dave Steffens, and Ume. She has also just finished work on a collaborative mural project at Minnesota's Largest Candy Store in Jordan, MN. She currently maintains a studio in downtown Appleton, WI.
For this years Chalkfest, she will be teaming up with Shawn Mccann, Jessica Barnd, and Sharyn Chan to form the chalking group Pandamonium!