Gillian King is a painter and art educator from Winnipeg, Manitoba and holds an MFA from the University of Ottawa (2016). She is the winner of the 2017 RBC Emerging Artist Award 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 (Ottawa, On).
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 looks forward to the upcoming group exhibition ‘Terramatter’ at the Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery (October 10 - December 3, 2019).
Gillian King is represented by Galerie Nicolas Robert (Montreal, QC).