Gillian Iles


Gillian Iles' practice consists of painting, sculpture and video/projection. She has exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Chicago, Miami, Montreal and Toronto in public institutions, university galleries, artist-run centres and commercial galleries. Her work has been highlighted in Canadian Art, Mix Magazine, Toronto Life Magazine, as well as the National Post and The Globe and Mail. She is featured in the book Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting. Gillian was a founding member of two artist-run galleries in Toronto - Propeller and Loop, and is currently a member of the Red Head Gallery in Toronto.

Her environmental scale installations include combinations of paintings, sculptures, constructions video and projection, creating installations incorporating both real and illusionary space, transforming exhibition spaces into a composite of alternate realities.

The composite imagery presents an array of contradictions as a sensory collage of fleeting instants that shape greater social identity & individual perception.

Gillian teaches at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Sheridan College and the Toronto School of Art in Canada.



1997 AOCAD (Hons.), Painting and Drawing Program, Ontario College of Art and Design

1993 General Biological Science Degree, University of Guelph


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