Jill Quigley is a contemporary artist from Donegal. Working with photography and installation, she is interested in the desire to inhabit and imprint upon architectural space. Recently she has participated in group exhibitions in the UK, Ireland, Portugal, and the USA. She has held solo exhibitions at Belfast Exposed and at Seen Fifteen in London.
Quigley’s Repaints series looks at basic mark-marking in architectural space. Photographic material of interior walls being painted is taped to a wall and painted with similar techniques and tools. The photographic documents of these actions record the basic gestures of applying paint to walls as subject and process, both merging as the wall is increasingly disrupted by the gestures of painting over time.
Her Velvet & No. 9 installation is focused on a series of photographs recording an interaction with a Dublin house undergoing renovation. As the site is in a state of deconstruction it encourages the imagining of how it could become a place of domestic comfort and self-expression. Velvet curtains are used to refer to this possible future domesticity and inhabitation and are combined with construction materials to create objects which relate to the house but have their own presence in the gallery space.