Jill Smith (she/her) is a queer, Jewish multi-disciplinary artist and non-profit fundraiser/administrator, born and based in Tkaronto/Toronto. She is interested in the archival properties of materials, objects, and rituals. As a MFA candidate at University of Waterloo, her current research focuses on the intersections of Judaism, object oriented ontology, and eco-feminism
Jill has exhibited work in spaces across Ontario, such as the plumb, The Brandscape, Ed Video Media Art Centre, and Forest City Gallery, as well as Friends and Neighbours Gallery in Montreal, Quebec. Smith holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors Specialization in Studio Art) from Western University in London, Ontario, and has participated in artist residency programs at AGA LAB in Amsterdam, NL (September 2017), and Luminous Bodies at Artscape Gibraltar Point (Toronto, June-July 2018). Upcoming projects include solo exhibitions at Xpace Cultural Centre (Toronto) in 2023 and Centre for Artistic + Social Practice (Hamilton) in 2024.
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