Gillian King is a painter and art educator from Treaty One Territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba and holds an MFA from the University of Ottawa (2016). She is the winner of the 2019 Esponceda Centre for Arts and Culture Artistic Prize (Barcelona, Spain), the 2017 RBC Emerging Artist Award, as well as the recipient of the 2017 Nancy Petry Award. King currently works as a Therapeutic Studio Arts Instructor for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre (Ottawa, On) and is an Artist Mentor for young artists in the Ottawa region.
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 her work was included in ‘Coetus Floreus’ and in spring 2019 she exhibited, ‘Sediment’, a solo exhibition with Galerie Nicolas Robert (Montreal, Quebec). King’s work is currently featured in Border Crossings Magazine (Gillian King, September 2019, Issue 151, Rhiannon Vogl), CBC Gem’s ‘The Art in Nature: Gathering’ by Ottawa-based filmmaker Nicholas Castle, and she is exhibiting her work in ‘Terramatter’, a group exhibition at the Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery (October 10 - December 3, 2019).
Gillian King is represented by Galerie Nicolas Robert (Montreal, QC).