“The work grapples with the metaphysical and the infinite, and journeys into the realm of the symbolic where we can exist momentarily before being plummeted back into a world of empirical experience. There is an inherent romanticism in this sensibility, the desire for which seems almost anachronistic in this cynical age.”

Lisa Panting


Alison Gill

Alison Gill was born in 1966 in London; she studied sculpture at Brighton University and the Royal College of Art in London and began exhibiting internationally in the early 1990s during the so-called ‘Young British Artists’ phenomenon. During this period Charles Saatchi collected Gill’s work from The Lisson Gallery and she began to show work with Sabine Wachters Fine Arts in Brussels. It was ‘Dream Machines’, an international and cross-generational exhibition curated by Susan Hiller in 2000, that brought Gill’s works to a wider audience. She continues to show work regularly in the UK and abroad and has work in both public and private collections.

After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1992, Gill worked a model-maker and an artists’ assistant to support the early stages of her art practice. She is an occasional visiting lecturer at Slade UCL, Central St Martins, Winchester, Middlesex and Brighton University. In addition, she has lectured on Sculpture and Psychoanalysis at the Tavistock Centre as well as at the Large Hadron Collider, Cern, Geneva. Alison Gill lives and works in London.


2018    Promise of Monsters, Occupation Space, London

2013-14 Alison Gill – To See a World, Art@CMS CERN, Geneva.

2013    The Yield of PleasureSabine Wachters Fine Arts, Knokke, Belgium

2012     Legend TripCharlie Dutton Gallery, London

2009    Brink, Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2005    The In-between, Chiltern Sculpture Trail, Oxfordshire; including web project

2003    Knots, Platform, London

2000    Alison Gill, Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998    Receiving Station,Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1996    Alison Gill, Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2017  Altered Realities, The Lethaby Gallery, CMS, London

2016  Liberties, The Exchange, Penzance

The British Society of Self-Depreciation, Cheng Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2015  Deptford X, Deptford X Gallery, London

Liberties, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

LOVE, Gate House Gallery, Guernsey

Entanglement Tour, Fermilab Art Gallery, Chicago, USA

2014  /Seconds, The Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates

CERN 60, Earth & Man Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria

CERN 60, Academy Palace, Brussels, Belgium

2013   It’s About Time, ASC Gallery, London

2011   40 Artists – 80 Drawings, Burton Museum & Art Gallery, Devon

The Story So Far…, The House of Fairytales, St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, London

2010    Strange Attractor Salon, Victor Wynd Fine Arts, London

Hazard Perception, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London

Off  The Clock,The Magnificent Basement, Mile End Art Pavilion, London and 92Y Tribeca Art Gallery, New York

The Jolly (Good) Show, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

2009    40 Artists – 80 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, Shropshire

   Welcome To Elsewhere: Harlow Temple Of Utopias, Harlow

100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works, Art on the Underground, A Foundation Gallery, London

Fresh Air Machine, Calvert 22, London

Space To Draw, The Jerwood Space, London curated by Helen Waters and Paul Thomas

In the Society of London Ladies, Dispari e Dispari Gallery, Italy

2007   Drawing Class, blog

   In the Society of London Ladies, Miss China Beauty Room, Paris

First International Pestival, London Wetland Centre, London

    4o Artists – 40 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, London

   The Jerwood Sculpture Prize, The Jerwood Space london

2002    Saatchi Gift, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

   Sensational!Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Shrewsbury

   Dream Machines, Hayward Gallery National Touring Exhibition curated by Susan Hiller – Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Camden Arts  Centre, London; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

Conversation, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes

Museum Of  The Unknown, The Museum Of, London

   The Grinding Machine, Alison Gill, Arnaud Desjardin, John Timberlake, Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Resolute, Platform, London

Jacqueline Donachie/Alison Gill, Jerwood Gallery, London

Tendance, Abbaye Saint-Andre, Meymac, France

Steelhoven ’99, Aarschot, Belgium

The Norbury Park Art and Landscape Project, sculpture commission , Mole Gap Trail, Surrey Hills

1998    Grape Shot, Bullseye, Harvest, Attache Gallery, London

1997    Martin, Commercial Gallery, London; Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1996    The Happy Shopper, Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, London

1995    Ideal Standard Summertime and Postscript, Lisson Gallery, London

   Pepinieres European Young Artists, Musée du Pilori, Niort, France

1993    Artificial Eden, Camerawork, London

East, Selectors Helen Chadwick and Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, Norwich Gallery, Norfolk

1990-92    Royal College Of Art, London, MA Sculpture

1985-88    Brighton Polytechnic, Sussex, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sculpture

2003    LabCulture, animation residency, Isis Arts, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2000    The Diawa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, grant awarded for Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo

1999    British Council Grant, awarded for exhibitions at Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo

The Arts Council Collection, London Transport Museum and private collections in Europe and Japan