Grant Gill (b. 1990) is a Milwaukee-based artist, image maker, and educator. As an image maker, he is enticed by the possibility of limitless structures—objects that change state, become flexible, disappear and then return. These properties formally align with a general understanding of magic, both in secular and spiritual forms, and further can be found in queerness. Gill’s work derives from this affinity to magic as a queered perspective, and he displays this through play of photographic production. Photography, in its construction, defines the possibility of a limitless structure as it is manipulated light fractured in both time and space.
Gill received an MFA in Studio Art from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati and a BFA in Photography from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally at institutions including The Alice Wilds, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, Filter Space, The Neon Heater, Osnova Gallery, SÍM Gallery, and he has worked with the Brussels Royal Opera House and the Water~Stone Review. He continues to show work locally in Milwaukee exhibiting at Usable Space, Var, MIAD Gallery at the Ave, Chamber, and After School Special.
He was a previous recipient of the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund and has been a recognized finalist for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship, NoStudios fellowship, and the gener8tor Art. Gill has contributed to various arts related programming in Milwaukee including organizing a Hunger Task Force print benefit at The Portrait Society Gallery, facilitating a panel discussion with FXG Church, and co-organized the Pitch Project Artist Book Fair. He is represented by The Alice Wilds, Milwaukee.