Jill's practice is multi-disciplinary, working across platforms including sculpture, video, installation and drawing and is an on-going exploration of material and form and one which critically examines historical female narratives and female iconography, fragility, and transience. The work offers nuanced observations of our immediate environment. These concerns are social, political, and ecological.
Jill has worked for several years expanding the techniques and methods employed to incorporate a wide range of materials and construction methods into my practice. More recently she has been incorporating naturally occurring material, dye, mineral, shell, coal, sand and microbial as a material into the work, moving towards a more sustainable way of production.
Originally from Sheffield, an industrial town in the North of England, Jill studied her BA (Hons.) degree course at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland and an MFA in Sunderland, England with Distinctions in both. She was invited to become a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors in 2018 and was awarded the Henry Moore Foundation Research Grant to facilitate her visit to CAST and has previously exhibited work at the London Frieze, the Venice Biennale and has participated in the Future Feminist Archive Project, Sydney, Australia.
More recently (Summer 2023), She was invited to participate in Vign Art, an outdoor sculptural exhibition in the Champagne region, France, the expansive work - a collaborative piece, was sited in Epernay in the grounds of Domain Gosset and was inspired by a woman named Babette Clicquot, who revolutionised the champagne industry in France with her invention of Le Reumage.
Other notable projects include the following:
A research project, conducted at the University of Manitoba – UoM, in the Department of Architecture in November 2022 and was facilitated by a research grant from the Henry Moore Foundation (UK), C.A.S.T and the Sustainability in Action Faculty, SiAF, UoM.
In 2018 Jill was invited to create and install several commissioned works shown at Cheeseburn Sculpture Park, Stamfordham, Northumberland. She was invited again in 2019 and have participated in several larger exhibitions including the Contextile Biennale - 2022, Guimaraes, Portugal, Cotswolds Sculpture Park, Cotswolds, UK - 2019, Sculpture in The Vineyard - Wollombi Village, Lower Hunter Valley NSW, Australia in 2016 and 'Taking Up Space' - Future Feminist Archive - New South Wales, Australia in 2015.



October 2023 - One month residency - Vanha Paukku cultural centre, Lapua, Finland. 
July 2023 - Fibre and Stone, Le Museum de Pierre, Villhonour, Charante, France
May 2023 - Le Reumage, Installation at Domain Champagne Gosset, Epernay, France. Organised by Vign Art, France 2023
March 2023 - Still Here. APT Gallery, Deptford, London UK
January 2023 - Marin TV, San Fransisco. Undulations Video works selected by Ephemereye.


Nov 2022 - Henry Moore Foundation Research Grant Award, undertaken at University of Manitoba, Architecture dept, CAST, John Russell Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Sept 2022 - Contextile Biennale - 2022, Guimaraes, Portugal 


Oct 2021 - WASH -Yorkshire Art Space Exchange Place, Sheffield.
July 2021 - Marin TV - SAN Francisco. Screening Untold Pleasures curated by Ephemereye.
July 2021 - Let’s Go Cray Cray, Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Show, curated by Sigurd Kirk. Dora House, Kensington, London U.K.
March 2021 - Featured Artist, Plague of Locusts. On line video platform  - https://www.ephemereye.com/
March 2021 - The Sculpture Podcast: Morley College  - Discussion as part of Women's History Month 


December 2020 - This Stuff Matters - on-line virtual exhibition 'What's That?' (featured in The London Group Newsletter) : read here
August 2020 - Cheeseburn Sculpture Park, Stamfordham, Northumberland 
July 2020 - Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Show, curated by Nicky and Robert Wilson -Dora House, London UK
March 2020 - Ephemereye - Moving Image in Focus on-line Curated by Veronica Shimanovskaya March 2020 - Camaradas Exhibition, Mexican Embassy, Menier Gallery, London, UK 
January 2020 - Opening Matters, Unit 3 Project Space, East London E3 ELT


November 2019 - London Group Show, Cello Factory, Bermondsey, London. Curated by Bill Watson
November 2019 - Amsterdam - Bermondsey, London, SE1 4QG UK - Curated by Vanya Balogh 
October 2019 - Synergic, Old Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey, London SE16 UK
May 2019 - 'Portrait of an Egg’ Somerset House - 16th -19th May 2019 - Curated by Gavin Turk 
May 2019 - Minuscule Venice - Fondamenta San't Anne, Venice - Curated by Vanya Balogh
May 2019 - Test 123, Unit 3, East London - Curated by John Bunker
April 2019 - Cotswold's Sculpture Park Cotswold's UK
March 2019 - Minuscule - Cross Lane Projects, Kendal, UK
February 2019 - Seventh Chinese Open, Q Parks, Leicester Square, London UK Curated by Rebecca Fiener
January 2019 - Solo Show, Cullercoats Studios, UK


October - December 2018 - Cullercoats Group Show, ArtBound, West Yorkshire, Shipley. 
October - Protocol - Frieze Art Fair, Cavendish Square, London, UK 
June - September 2018 - Cheeseburn Sculpture Park, Stamfordham, Northumberland 
February 2018 - Embracing the Underdog - Q Park, Soho, London, UK


October 2017 - The Crash 2017 - Q Park, Cavendish Square, London, UK
August 2017- Summer Salon 2017 - Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery, Hackney, London UK August 2017- ArtHouses 'Fringe' - Cullercoats Studio Gallery, Newcastle UK
August 2017- Stimulus - Menier Galley, London, UK 
July 2017 - Small World- PS. Mirabel, Manchester, UK 
July 2017 - Threads - Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
May 2017 - Outskirts, 901 Avenue C, Suite 101, Denton, Texas 76201
March 2017 - Threads - Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green Road, London E2


August 2016 - Art Houses Fringe - Cullercoats Studio Gallery, Newcastle UK 
August 2016 - 'Bizarre is Always Beautiful' Cupola Gallery, 178 Middlewood Road, Hillsbrough, Sheffield S6 1TD
May 2016 - LUBOMIROV/ANGUS-HUGHES Gallery - Sixty - Curated by Anna Bleeker and Alessandra Falbo 
February 2016 - Made To Measure, Lotte Inch Gallery, Bootham, York


October 2015 - Sculpture In The Vineyard - Wollombi Village, Lower Hunter Valley NSW, Australia
October 2015 - IAM Collective: The Brunswick, 82 North Street, Leeds LS2
October 2015 - UTOPIA - Art Licks, Clapham Orangery, London UK
August 2015 - Arthouses: Cullercoats Group Show 2015 - Newcastle
June 2015 - Fit The Slit - Alberoni Beach Venice Biennale, Italy
May 2015 - Lines of Communication - Prism @Hoxton Arches
March 2015 - Residency - Articulate Project Space - Sydney, Australia - 2nd- 23rd March 2015 
March 2015 - 'Taking Up Space' - Future Feminist Archive - New South Wales, Australia. (in conjunction with CFA) Articulate, 497 Parramatta Road, Sydney NSW.
Jan 2015 - Go Figure: Gallery 2, Altringham, Cheshire
Jan 2015 - Land Changes Project. San Diego, California USA


Dec 2014 - Additions: Butetown History and Arts Centre, Cardiff
Nov 2014 - Stitched Time Exhibition. Limbo, Substation Project Space, Margate, Kent, CT9 1EE
Featured Zine Artists:  Helen Frank, Ruth Geldard, Jill Gibson, Sue Gough, Kate Murdoch, Clare Smith, 
Nov 2014 - Bad Behaviour: Brixton East Gallery, London.
Oct 2014 - #ROTH, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, Mayfair, London
Sept 2014 - Dirty Pretty Things: Group Exhibition, Cullercoats Studio Gallery Space, Tyne & Wear UK


Oct 2013 - Group Exhibition, Gallery North Project Space, Newcastle UK
Oct 2013 - Cullercoats Studios Group Exhibition, Newcastle UK
Works selected for the 2013 Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries. UK
July 2013 - <3 - Priestman Gallery, Sunderland


July 2012 - North East Student Art Prize. Departure Foundation, Tower House, Sunderland


Dec 2011 - Saltburn Artist Project 'Off The Shelf' Group Exhibition
Sept 2011 - SMART Gallery, Group Exhibition, Fabric of the Land, Aberdeen


January 2020 - This Stuff Matters, Unit 3, London E3                                                                      ArtHouses - August 2015 - 2017 - Cullercoats Studios, Tyne & Wear
June 2015: Horses - Bob Lawson - Solo Arts, Holmside, Sunderland UK
Sept 2014: Dirty Pretty Things. Group Exhibition. Cullercoats Studios, Tyne and Wear UK


October 2017 Artist Talk - Joya AiR, Velez R. Andalusia Spain https://joya-air.org/joyablog/2017/11/8/joya-artists-talks-jill-gibson 
April 2015 - The Caravan Gallery's Creative Communion - Pride of Place Project Hub, Sunderland UK
March 2015 - Articulate Project Space - Sydney, Australia


Member of Royal Society of Sculptors: https://sculptors.org.uk/                                     


November 2019 - Scottish Sculpture workshop - Large Hand Building
November 2017 - Joya Artist Residency, Anadalucia, Spain
March 2015 - Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia
April 2014 - Scottish Sculpture Workshop - Bronze Casting

Awards & Prizes

Nov 2022 - Henry Moore Foundation Research Grant
June 1985 - Winner of Scottish Leatherwear Award


Ephemereye - On-line zine:  
Stiched Time Zine 2014 - Published by Clare Smith - Funded by Arts Council England

Private Collections

Mr K.J.C Duffy, UK
Dr A Bingham, Chicago, Illinois USA


University of Sunderland - 2013 - MA Fine Art - Distinction
University of Sunderland - 2006 - PGCE
Bristol Business School - 1988 - 1989 - Postgraduate Marketing Management
Glasgow School of Art = 1985 - BA Hons (1st)- Textiles
Sheffield Hallam University - 1980 - Foundation Art
Experienced teacher/lecturer 



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