William Gill (Will Gill) was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1968. He studied sculpture and printmaking at Mount Allison University beginning in 1987. He graduated with a BFA in 1991. He moved to St John’s, Newfoundland in 1997. Gill has exhibited sculpture and painted works across Canada and is represented by Peak Gallery in Toronto and most recently Christina Parker Gallery in St John’s. His work is in private collections in Canada and the USA. He has participated in creative residencies in Newfoundland, Vermont and Alberta. Gill was named to the national longlist for the Sobey Art Award for the 2004 and 2006 competitions. In the spring of 2005 and 2007 he was named to the top-three shortlist for the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Councils’ Artist of the Year award. He won the “Large Year Award” from Visual Artists of Newfoundland and Labrador in the spring of 2006. Gill continues with a studio practice in downtown St John’s where he works in a variety of disciplines including sculpture, painting, photography and video.