Bryony Gillard is an artist, curator and educator based in Bristol, UK with an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute, School for Art Praxis. Through a process of both uncovering and layering, assembling and disassembling influences, histories and conversations, her work attempts to create a space for genealogies of intersectional feminist practice that are elusive, messy and entangled in contemporary concerns. Her work was included in the Tate touring exhibition, Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings (2018) and she was awarded the 2019 Royal Albert Memorial Museum artist commission to create Unctuous Between Fingers, a new work exploring Amelia Warren Griffith’s seaweed collection and its connection with contemporary feminist ideas and conversations.
Recent projects include: screenings of Unctuous Between Fingers at The Holden Gallery in Manchester, Cinema Maison, BB15 in Linz, Ocean Archive Programme at TBA21 Academy in Venice, Arnolfini in Bristol and Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter (2019-20); Slippery Bodies, a 2 person show at FLATLAND Projects, Hastings (2019); Bau-bo-bad performance at De Pimlico Projects, London (2019); and A cap, like water, transparent, fluid yet with definite body, a solo exhibition at Peninsula Arts, Plymouth, BEEF, Bristol and Turf Projects, Croydon (2017-18).
Forthcoming projects include a new commission for Jerwood Solo Presentations, Jerwood Arts in London and an installation for Estuary Festival in Kent (both 2021). She is an associate lecturer on MA Fine Art, University of Gloucestershire and facilitates creative workshops with adults and young people.