Gillian King is a painter and art educator from Winnipeg, Manitoba and recent MFA Graduate from the University of Ottawa (2016). She is the winner of the RBC Emerging Artist Award 2017 as well as the recipient of the 2017 Nancy Petry Award. King currently works as a Professor in the Fine Arts Program at Algonquin College (Ottawa, Ontario) and as a Studio Arts Instructor for seniors in long term care at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre.
King has shown in galleries nationally and internationally and has completed residencies at NES Artist Residency (Skagaströnd, Iceland), The Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta), Artscape Gibralter (Toronto Island, Ontario), and Sparkbox Studios (Picton, Ontario). In 2016, she exhibited a solo show, ‘Becoming Animal’, at the Ottawa Art Gallery and in 2017 was chosen as the Ontario representative in the Robert McLaughlin Gallery's 50th Anniversary Exhibition, 'Ab NEXT' (Oshawa, Ontario) featuring five emerging abstract painters from across Canada. In summer 2018 King’s work was included in Coetus Floreus at Galerie Nicolas Robert (Montreal, Quebec) and in 2019 she looks forward to a solo exhibition with Galerie Nicolas Robert (March 9 - April 13) and a group exhibition ‘Terramatter’ at the Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery (October 10 - December 3).
Gillian King is represented by Galerie Nicolas Robert (Montreal, QC).