Jill McKnight (b. 1990) is an artist based in Leeds with a studio at Serf. Since graduating from Goldsmiths in 2013 and moving to Leeds in early 2015, Jill has developed a strong studio practice and exhibited in a number of exhibitions, including recently as part of the Great Exhibition of the North in Newcastle, at South London Gallery and the prestigious Saatchi Gallery.
Jill’s sculptural and text based artworks are often playful and ambiguous, appearing as artifacts or props that exist in an imagined future without corporeal human forms, Mcknight is interested in investigating what it means to be a maker of physical objects in our contemporary digital society.
In 2019, Jill McKnight took part in Yorkshire Sculpture International's Associate Artist programme which gave her a grant, mentoring from Yorkshire Sculpture Park and a series of workshops and professional development training. The five Associate Artists exhibited their work together in the Bothy Gallery at Yorkshire Sculpture Park during July 2019.