Will Gill earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mount Allison University in 1991, with a focus on sculpture. Gill has maintained a studio practice since graduation, evolving from a solely sculptural exploration, to one that encompasses photography, painting, sculpture and video work. His work is an ever-changing search for poetic connections in the world, with recent pursuits exploring aspects of solitude, resilience and transcendence. He was named to the long-list of the Sobey Art Award in the 2004 and 2006 competitions.
Career highlights include a commission for a large-scale installation at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche (2012), inclusion in a collateral exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), participation in The Arctic Circle Artist Residency in Svalbard Norway (2014) and a solo exhibition in the 2017 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto . In the summer of 2017 he installed a site-specific sculpture in Maberly, NL, as part of the inaugural Bonavista Biennale. A recent solo exhibition, From The Lions Den, stemmed from a Fogo Island Arts residency (2017) and was exhibitied at The Grenfell Art Gallery Memorial University in 2020. The Scotiabank Photography Award longlisted his work for the 2021 competition. His works have been disseminated widely and are in many public, private and corporate collections. Works by Gill are available exclusively through The Christina Parker Gallery in St John’s. He lives and works in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.