Tanya Gill is a multimedia artist and educator whose work explores mental constructs, adaptation, and restoration. Gill approaches making through the lens of drawing and painting, but utilizes a wide variety of materials and methods such as fiber, object making and video to explore concepts. Materials are important to her practice, as every material has its own inherent history and properties that enrich the conversation. Gill’s work shifts between the political, social and personal realms, endeavoring to visually articulate and reverberate feelings that we all share.
Gill has been a Fulbright-Nehru scholar, as well as in residence at McDowell, Haystack Mountain School of Craft and The Ragdale Foundation. She received a BFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and earned a MFA in painting at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Gill calls Northern California, Northern India, and Chicago home. Currently she is nestled in Chicago, IL where she is a Community Artist in Residence at Hyde Park Art Center.
Studio visits welcome