GILLIAN ROSS
STATEMENT:
Moving from London, England in 2005 to ‘New England’ led me on an adventure into
a ‘new world’ . . . For me, this was the world of Printmaking. The discovery of new
materials, skills and techniques has opened up a new phase of exciting possibilities. The
medium of printmaking appeals for many reasons, including the endless possibilities for
experimentation, the many and varied techniques, and not least, the element of surprise!
When the paper is peeled off the plate as it leaves the press the printmaker never
knows exactly what to expect. And on a good day, that is half the fun! My work is
eclectic in influence and style: and the outcome may be abstract or representational, but
the results always show a fascination with, and love of, color and texture, and often
reflect depth and meaning, using layering and multiple passes through the press.
Generally working intuitively, and in an exploratory manner, (almost never with an
exact, clear picture of the finished result,) my painterly monoprints grow and change as
they begin to emerge, with each different stage of the actual process of ‘creating’ being
influential on the next, until the finished result works its way from the inside out.

EDUCATION
Various Courses in Printmaking and Ceramics at Decordova Museum  School, Lincoln
MA, and smfa, Boston MA
PGCE (Teaching Certificate) Froebel Institute, London, UK
BHumanities degree in English and Education, London University

WORK EXPERIENCE
Class teacher, Art teacher, Special Needs teacher in the UK.

EXHIBITIONS
2006, 2007, DeCordova Museum School Gallery, Juried and Open Shows
2007 Concord Art Association, Concord MA
2006, 2007, 2008 Grace Chapel Art Gallery, Lexington, MA, Juried shows
2007 Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Open and Juried shows
2007 Depot Square Gallery, ‘Hot’ – Artists respond to Global Warning, Juried Show
2008 Monroe Center for the Arts, Lexington, MA
2008 Members' Show, Depot Square Gallery, Lexington MA
2009 Concord Art Association, members' show, juried
2009 'Cross Purpose' solo show, Grace Chapel, Lexington MA
2009 MGNE Members' show
2009 Solo show Piper Gallery, Lexington MA
Work, including commissioned work, also in private collections in the UK and USA

AFFILIATION
Lexington Art and Craft Society, Lexington MA
Lexington Painters Guild
Concord Art Association, Concord MA
CIVA (Christians in Visual Arts)
MGNE (Monotype Guild of New England)

LINKS:
gill.ross@hotmail.com
www.gillian-ross.com
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Depot Square Gallery Artists Group (2009)
email:
depotsquaregallery@yahoo.com
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