Gillian Theobald
Bio/ | #gilliantheobald

(forthcoming) Chromatic Incidents: August 5 - Oct 30, 20222, The Gallery at Foundry Vineyards, Walla Walla WA
Seattle Art Fair: booth C07 July 21-24, 2022
Common Senses: Feb, 2021 Colleen Hayward & Gillian Theobald
Night Music: Sept. 19 - Oct 10, 2020
And The Language Was Beauty: Oct 1 – Nov 16, 2019
Artist talk, November 2nd at 1:30 pm 1 ROOM: August 2018, A special exhibition at The Avalara Hawk Tower during the Seattle Art Fair.
When You Were There You Knew The Language:
Solo exhibition October 13th – November 18th, 2017
Glue: Group show with Brian Cypher, Damien Hoar de Galvan, Warren Dykeman, John Rizzotto, Curtis Steiner, Heather Wilcoxon. September 9th – October 15th 2016
Yellow: Group show with Warren Dykeman, Robert Hardgrave, Brian Cypher, Carole d’Inerno, Brian Beck, Heather Wilcoxon, Helen O’Leary.  May 7th – June 4th 2016
Seattle artist Gillian Theobald walks a fine line between abstraction and reality. Her landscapes turn plants into abstracted color gestures, effectively removing a sense of place in the process of embedding mood. This leaves one with the immediacy of recognition without the ability to nail anything down, suspending the viewer in a wash of colored space. Her graphite plein air drawings are tonic, restoring that very grounded feeling that her paintings seek to diffuse. This dance has its roots in her collage works, a practice she heavily explored in the 70’s and 80’s, where her use of found packaging and ephemera retains the trace of history while bending into a new kind of landscape of relationships.

Theobald was a finalist for the 2017 Neddy award, and was included in the west coast edition of New American Paintings, 2016. She has shown widely in the Northwest, throughout the United States, and in Europe for many years.  Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Rose Museum, Brandeis University; Gallery Akmak, Berlin; Rocket Gallery, London; Blum Helman Gallery, NY; Emmanuel Gallery, University of Colorado at Denver; the Fitchburg Museum, MA.

Gillian Theobold lives and works in Seattle, WA.