Gillian King is a painter, curator, and art educator from Winnipeg, Manitoba and recent MFA Graduate from the University of Ottawa (2016). She is a finalist for the RBC Emerging Artist Award 2017 (winner TBA) and the recipient of the 2017 Nancy Petry Award which will fund her to live and work in Europe later this year.
King has shown in galleries nationally and internationally and has completed residencies at The Banff Centre (Banff, Ab) and Sparkbox Studios (Picton, On). In 2016, she exhibited her latest work at PDA Projects (Ottawa, On) and Karsh-Masson Gallery (Ottawa, On) for the City of Ottawa Annual Acquisitions Exhibition 'Souvenirs' (November, 2016) as well as 'The Full Catastrophe' (March, 2016). King also exhibited a solo show entitled, Becoming Animal, at the Ottawa Art Gallery in August, 2016 and more recently, 'Megacaldera', a solo show at the University of Marinette Wisconsin (Mar 8 - April 7, 2017).
In the upcoming year she has been chosen as the Ontario representative in the Robert McLaughlin Gallery's 50th Anniversary Exhibition, 'Ab NEXT' (Oshawa, On / April 29 - Sept 3, 2017) featuring five emerging abstract painters from across Canada. She also looks forward to participating in a group show entitled 'Peau' at La Maison des Artistes (Winnipeg, Mb / April 27 - May 27, 2017) and a solo show with PDA Projects (Ottawa, On) in the fall (Sept 2017).