Tanya Hastings Gill
In Gill's current investigation, Altered, Gill explores the experience of adaptation and remaking through a series of darned textile and paper inlay works. Gill uses darning or inlay to bring different surfaces together, or to reweave a hole or gap. In both methods, the plane is made whole again and a unified surface is created. Gill works towards an overall sense of grace and a respect for her materials.
Gill has been a Nehru-Fulbright 2011-2012 Fellow, a fellow at McDowell Artists Colony, an Artist in Residence at Haystack Mountian School of Craft, an Artist in Residence at The Ragdale Foundation, an Affiliate at Headlands Center for the Arts and a recipient of the Individual Artist Grant from the Marin Arts Council. Tanya Gill is a devoted teacher of visual art. She has taught at the California State University of Sacramento, California; Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia; and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Contemporary Practices Department. 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.