Sally Gil is primarily interested in the history behind how things, places, objects, and people came to be. Her work is a search for surprise meanings and linkages between things. In essence, Gil looks for magic and spirituality behind the everyday. Her elaborated collages and painted landscapes are documents of that search.
Sally Gil was born in Bennington, Vermont, and grew up running around her family’s pottery factory. She studied painting, sculpture, conceptual art, and anthropology at University of California, San Diego, and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Hunter College. Gil worked for 20 years as a shoe designer. She has exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Rotunda Gallery, White Columns Gallery, and at 571 Projects, in New York City