Approved: 23.08.2017

Alison Gill

Artist, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 23.08.2017

My sculpture practice orbits around ideas, questioning the boundaries between consensual and subjective reality.

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My sculpture practice orbits around ideas, questioning the boundaries between consensual and subjective reality.

Themes and iconography include:

•       Uncanny valley/eerie nature/dystopia

•       Spacetime cosmos/multiverse topology/anti-gravity rocks

•       Territory/threshold/fairy rings/legend trips

•       Ecological sci-fi/folklore/psychoanalysis

CV & Education

Alison Gill                    

(B. 1966; London, United Kingdom)

One Person Exhibition

2013/14 To See a World, CMS Large Hadron Collider, CERN, France/Switzerland

2013    The Yield of Pleasure, Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Belgium

2012    Legend TripCharlie Dutton Gallery, London

2009    Brink, Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2005    The In-between, Chiltern Sculpture Trail, Oxfordshire

2003    Knots, Platform, London

2000    Alison Gill, Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998    Receiving Station, Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1996    Alison Gill, Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects

2017 Altered Realities, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins UAL, London

2016 The British Society of Self-Deprecation (Works on Paper by Contemporary British Artists), Cheng Centre for Contemporary Art, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2016 Liberties, The Exchange, Cornwall

2016 Experiments in a Virtual Double World, Aldeburgh Lookout Tower, Suffolk

2015    Deptford X, Deptford X Gallery, London

2015    Liberties, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

2014    /Seconds, Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates

2014    CERN 60, Earth and Man Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria

2013    It’s About Time, ASC Gallery, London

2011   40 Artists – 80 Drawings, Burton Museum & Art Gallery, Devon

The Story So Far…, The House of Fairytales, St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, London

2010    Strange Attractor Salon, Victor Wynd Fine Arts, London

Hazard Perception, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London

2009    40 Artists – 80 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, Shropshire

2008   Welcome To Elsewhere: Harlow Temple Of Utopias, Harlow

100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works, Art on the Underground, A Foundation Gallery, London

Fresh Air Machine, Calvert 22, London

Space To Draw, The Jerwood Space, London curated by Helen Waters and Paul Thomas

In the Society of London Ladies, Dispari e Dispari Gallery, Italy

2007   Drawing Class, blog

2006   In the Society of London Ladies, Miss China Beauty Room, Paris

First International Pestival, London Wetland Centre, London

2004    4o Artists – 40 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, London

2003   The Jerwood Sculpture Prize, The Jerwood Space London

2002    Saatchi Gift, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

2001  Sensational! Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Shrewsbury

2000   Dream Machines, Hayward Gallery National Touring Exhibition curated by Susan Hiller

Conversation, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes

Museum of The Unknown, The Museum Of, London

1999   The Grinding Machine, Alison Gill, Arnaud Desjardin, John Timberlake, Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Resolute, Platform, London

Jacqueline Donachie/Alison Gill, Jerwood Gallery, London

Tendance, Abbaye Saint-Andre, Meymac, France

Steelhoven ’99, Aarschot, Belgium

The Norbury Park Art and Landscape Project, sculpture commission (Tamsin Dillon), Mole Gap Trail, Surrey Hills

1998    Grape Shot, Bullseye, Harvest, Attaché Gallery, London

1997    Martin, Commercial Gallery, London; Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Catalyst Arts,     Belfast, Northern Ireland

1996    The Happy Shopper, Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, London

1995    Ideal Standard Summertime and Postscript, Lisson Gallery, London

1994   Pepinieres European Young Artists, Musée du Pilori, Niort, France

1993    Artificial Eden, Camerawork, London

1992   East, Selectors Helen Chadwick and Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, Norwich Gallery, Norfolk

Art Education

1990-92    Royal College of Art, London, MA Sculpture

1985-88    Brighton Polytechnic, Sussex, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sculpture

Selected Awards

2003    LabCulture, animation residency, Isis Arts, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2000    The Diawa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, grant awarded for Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo

1999    British Council Grant, awarded for exhibitions at Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo


Saatchi Collection, The Arts Council Collection, London Transport Museum and private collections in Europe, Japan and America.