Jill McKnight (b. 1990, Sunderland) is an artist making sculptural and text-based works that could be viewed as evidence of her existence in an imagined future. Materials such as plaster, chicken wire and expanding foam appear at once dense and fragile, even to comic effect. Intimate, yet familiar routes, are articulated through memory and geography, with a particular focus on female identities.
Recent exhibitions include 'Revolting Serfs' at Serf Leeds 2017, 'Hold Fast' at Embassy Gallery Edinburgh 2017, 'Eternal Interstice' at Lady Beck Leeds 2017, 'Junk In The Trunk' at Bones & Pearl / Bussey Building / Turf Projects / The Bomb Factory Art Foundation London 2017, Hybrid Art Fair, Madrid 2017, 'Punctum' at Serf Leeds 2017 and 'Modular Intercourse' at STCFTHOTS Leeds 2016.
She is a current participant of Syllabus III, a national, alternative peer led learning programme, jointly delivered by Wysing Arts Centre; Eastside Projects; New Contemporaries; S1 Artspace; Spike Island; Studio Voltaire and Iniva. In 2016, she co-founded Serf, an artist-led studios and project space in Leeds and holds a studio there.
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