Altered Series (Split)
11″ x 7.5″
Woven thread in found fabric
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Investigating process and materiality, Tanya Gill works with embedding thread, darning, cutting and inlay. She focuses on, but is not limited to, paper and fabric. Both materials come with an inherent meaning simply through the processes in which they were made. Both materials are a part of our every day life, carrying with them personal connotations, as well as political and historical connections. She explores the limits and meanings of her mediums as a means to examine politics of the everyday, such as adaptation, exclusion and interconnectivity. Gill arrived at this focus through her own experience of living between cultures, observing herself assimilating to new surroundings, and experiencing the hold history has on the everyday.
Gill has been a Nehru- Fulbright fellow in 2011-2012, and a fellow at McDowell Artists Colony. She has been an Artist in Residence at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and at The Ragdale Foundation. She has been an Affiliate at Headlands Center for the Arts and a recipient of the Individual Artist Grant from the Marin Arts Council. Gill has actively exhibited her artwork for over twenty years, both in the US and abroad. In 1997, she received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and in 1992, her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tanya Gill lives between Chandigarh, India, and Chicago, Illinois.
All proceeds of Tanya Gill’s artwork to benefit Apna Ghar.
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