Jill Smith is an artist from Toronto, Ontario (1995). She is currently completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at Western University, in London, Ontario, as well as pursuing a Certificate in Digital Communications. She has exhibited her work in galleries across London, such as Artlab Gallery (2013, 2015), Forest City Gallery (2014, 2015), SATELLiTE Project Space (2016), and The ARTS Project (2016). Smith will be displaying work in the upcoming exhibition at Forest City Gallery, Keepers.
Alongside her practice, Smith has worked in the art community in various roles. She was Intern for Caviar20, an independent art dealer in Toronto (2014), as well as for Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto (2015). Additionally, she worked as Intern for Artlab Gallery in London (2016). She recently curated Nuit Violette, a night art exhibition at Western University, and currently holds the position of Intern at Forest City Gallery.
Jill Smith is an artist currently based in London, Ontario. She blends illustrative motifs and abstract, organic shapes to produce imagery that explore our relationship to our constructed, and decorated environments. She works with an aesthetic that creates new spatial and figurative illusions that reference our domestic surroundings. Pastels, forms, and patterns are combined within Smith’s screen prints and sculptures to develop whimsical arrangements that often allude to a still life, as well as tapestries and wall paper. Smith’s work stimulates the imagination by translating space and asking the viewer to reconsider his/her personal environments.