TOGETHER, ENVELOPED AND BARE
Jill Smith is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Her most recent work explores the fragility and absurdity of the body and mind, as well as the connective possibilities of materiality. By combining familiar collective motifs with organic, bodily forms, her work calls into question how one both exists and performs as a social body. While Smith’s work stimulates the imagination through whimsical and nonsensical colour and form, it is the relatable, yet ambiguous materiality that enables the viewer to both empathize with and question the nature of internalized and communal interaction.
Jill Smith is an artist from Toronto, Ontario (1995) and recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors Specialization in Studio Art) at Western University in London, Ontario. Her work includes printmaking, ceramics, photography, and painting, relying heavily on experimentation and process. Smith has exhibited her work in galleries across Ontario, such as the Artlab Gallery, Forest City Gallery, The Arts Project, Open Studio, and Earl Selkirk Gallery at ARTiculations, as well as Friends and Neighbours Gallery in Montreal, Quebec. Smith has recently participated in artist residency programs at Sparkbox Studio in Picton, ON (May 2017) and at AGA LAB in Amsterdam, NL (September 2017). Currently, she is a member of the AGO Youth Council, and has an upcoming residency with Graven Feather.