Jill McKnight (b. 1990) is an artist based in Leeds. McKnight works across sculpture, installation, writing, drawing and animation. Central to their practice is using these forms to explore working-class, feminist and artistic lineages, often telling stories that would otherwise be lost or overlooked. Labour, authenticity, inherited ancestral wisdom and the everyday fantastic are recurring themes in McKnight’s work. McKnight is currently interested in creating and exploring tensions between the ambiguous visual language of sculpture and the direct nature of spoken or written language.
McKnight was selected as a Yorkshire Sculpture International Associate Artist in 2019. Recent exhibitions include Associated Matter at The Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park; All His Ghosts Must Do My Bidding at Wysing Arts Centre (both 2019); KNOCK KNOCK at South London Gallery and Known Unknowns at The Saatchi Gallery (both 2018).
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