Originally from Sheffield, Jill currently works and lives in Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear. Having previously gained a first-class Honours degree in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art she obtained a Master’s degree in Fine Art, with Distinction, from Sunderland University in 2013.
Jill has exhibited large scale works at Wollombi Sculpture Trail, NSW, Australia, in Denton, Texas, USA and in galleries throughout the U.K. Jill has developed a research based practice centred on the architectural technique of fabric forming. Jill was awarded membership of Royal Society of British Sculptors in February 2018.
Drawing on physical structures, environmental forms and observed human shape, the work is rooted in a consideration of complex human and environmental issues that face us in a rapidly changing and challenging world. The work considers both Emic and Etic issues – anthropological, social considerations and communication viewed from a female perspective.
The work partakes of a commonality of material and form, and yet each is unique, having their own identity within a space and therefore each piece asks to be regarded separately.
The work is largely research based and is an on-going exploration – an enquiry into how we communicate through our bodies and through language – it is especially relevant at this moment when expressions of identity – personal, national, global are so much a part of cultural conversation.
Find out more at https://www.jillgibson.net/