“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”
— Jonathan Swift
Awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, SSHRC research funding and the Michael Smith Foreign Study Bursary, Jill Price is a professional educator, practicing artist, working curator and contracted writer currently working with Georgian College, OCAD University and Quest Art School and Gallery. Based in Barrie, Ontario, Price gets much of her energy and inspiration from commuting in and out of Toronto's vibrant multi-cultural art scene as well as from traveling to historical textile and agrarian sites around the world.
"When I am not in my studio, I am often at one of my many jobs assisting students and artists to arrive at a deeper understanding of their goals, research, materials and process."
Working within the critical discourse of landscape theory, network theory and OOO, my work focuses on the importance of context and perspective while examining the political, economic environmental and social state of our global environment.
Currently delving into the world of data visualization, the focus of my research looks at the shadows of the global textile industry to reveal what is often not visible to the consumer. Acknowledging my own agency within these economic networks, this line of inquiry demands self-reflection on my role as a maker and consumer within the age of the Anthropocene.
Fascinated by the interconnectivity and therefore the interdependency of global networks, my practice examines the intersection of sculpture and drawing, often requiring the surveying, collecting, analyzing and archiving of material shadows. Using different indexical modes of recording, works often produce narratives that communicate how humans, objects and land are interconnected and interdependent as part of the material cycle.
Always experimenting with new techniques and materials, I am comfortable teaching and working across all painting and drawing media with many textile assemblage and deconstruction processes becoming part of my repertoire. Digital drawing, photographic and editing programs are also used during my design process.
Years of teaching across primary, secondary and post-secondary levels of education, including adult learners, equips me with the different skills required for student engagement, management and assessment.
Work with Me
Passionate about drawing, textiles, performative practices and the environment, I am always looking to connect with like-minded individuals to create vibrant and sustainable communities. For twenty-five years I have worked ofr and within the private, academic and public gallery systems, which has provided me with an abundance of administrative, design, grant writing and marketing skills.
Get in touch with me using my contact form to discuss potential collaborations and consultation.