Multi-media artist Gill Gatfield (1963) creates physical, ephemeral and digital artworks, in monumental and miniature scale. Her sculptures and installations transform unique and precious materials into abstract forms to create poetic narratives and connect with communities, nature, time and place. Situated in specific contexts, the artwork explores social, cultural and political boundaries, decolonised systems and bodies, liminal borders and free exchange.
Gill has Masters of Fine Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws from University of Auckland. Her work is held in public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia, USA and Europe, has won national and international awards, and public art commissions. Gill was awarded a Sculpture Fellowship by Vermont Studio Centre USA 2019 and artist residencies at KØN Museum Denmark 2015, Ionion Center for Arts and Culture Greece 2023, and Poison Creek Sculpture Project NZ 2023. Her artwork is presented in museums, public spaces, and biennales in USA, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Greece, Australia and New Zealand.
Solo and curated exhibitions include UNESCO Geopark Kefalonia Greece 2023, European Cultural Centre ‘Personal Structures’ Venice Art Biennale 2022, Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin 2021-2022, Conversations on Spatial Architecture Sydney/Brisbane 2021-2022, Sculpture by Sea Cottesloe Perth 2021, WomanMade Gallery Chicago 2020, ‘Time Space Existence’ Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, A18 New York 2018, SCAPE Public Art 2016-7, KØN Museum Denmark 2015, Sculpture by Sea Aarhus Denmark 2015, Chicago Sculpture International 2014, Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2013, Headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2009.