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 has shown in galleries nationally and internationally and has completed residencies at NES Artist Residency (Skagaströnd, Iceland), The Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta), and Sparkbox Studios (Picton, Ontario).
In 2016, King 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 late 2018, King looks forward to exhibiting her work in group exhibitions with Galerie Nicolas Robert (Montreal, Quebec) and PDA Projects (Ottawa, Ontario) as well as participating in a thematic artist residency at Artscape Gibralter entitled ‘Earth-Based Spirituality and Art’.