Caitlin Gill

Artist Locale: Maryland, USA

Subject Matter: Identity, Femininity, and Domesticity

Medium:  Printmaking, Sculpting, Drawing, Painting, Collage, and Fiber

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Unicorn I

About “Unicorn I”:

32″ x 24″ 

Hand Cut paper, Watercolor, Colored Pencil, and Hand Pressed Flowers on Black Watercolor Paper 

This work was inspired by my desire to create something whimsical and unapologetically feminine. 

Runneth Away

Artist Statement

Caitlin Gill is a mixed media artist living in Baltimore, Maryland. She has a B. A in Drawing and Painting
from Towson University and an MFA in Curatorial Practice and Art Criticism from the Ontario College of
Art and Design. Gill uses printmaking, sculpting, drawing, painting, collage, and fiber to create artwork
that explores ideas of identity, femininity, and domesticity.

Gill’s work examines the patriarchy, the male gaze and gender through animal and insect portraits. The
juxtaposition between lace, pressed flowers, and other materials with the foreground imagery of birds
and bugs acts as a dialogue surrounding how the female identifying artist feels she must be perceived by
society versus her experience performing gender. Using traditional craft materials and skills such as
sewing, felting, crocheting, ceramics, scrapbook paper, doilies, stencils, and stamps, Gill also explores
the divergence between craft and fine art and the implicit misogyny within the distinction between the
two. Her work is labor intensive and acknowledges the invisibility of female labor in the home and in
marriage and the lack of value inferred in “women’s work.” By Evoking ideas of discomfort and
repulsion, she encourages viewers to engage in the inherent violence exercised in the construct of the

Caitlin Gill- Portrait Two
Caitlin Gill- Portrait Two

Artist Bio

Caitlin Gill received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from Towson University in 2010 and her
MFA in Curatorial Practice and Art Criticism from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD)
in 2013. After graduating from OCAD she was employed by Renaissance Fine Arts as an Arts
Administration Assistant and eventually as Assistant Director and Event Manager. After nearly
four years at Renaissance Fine Arts, Caitlin was awarded a position at the Delaplaine Arts
Center as Community Outreach Coordinator where she increased outreach initiatives by 200%
and partnered with organizations such as COIP (Children of Incarcerated Parents), Housing
Authority, ARCH and the Frederick Center. She is presently employed by Maryland Art Place
(MAP) as the Exhibitions Director and MSAC Arts Directory Coordinator overseeing the MSAC
Arts Directory and all MAP’s programming needs to include overseeing their partnerships and
satellite spaces with Hotel Indigo, Zeke’s Coffee, Quinn Evans, and 410 Lofts. Gill is an
emerging curator and mixed-media artist who exhibits regionally and the Founder and CEO of
Goxxip Girl Collective, an all female-identifying art collective based in Baltimore. Additionally,
she is adjunct faculty and Gallery Director for Shepherd University. She also teaches at James
Madison University (Art Appreciation) and Howard Community College (Drawing and Art

Caitlin Gill -Portrait one
Portrait One