Jason Gillingham

Montréal - Tiohtià:ke
“Metropolis of Reconciliation”

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Jason Jay Gillingham presently lives in Montréal. Multidisciplined and self-taught, weavings, books and audio broadcasts / performances.

Exhibitions (Weavings)


2019 - RePresentations
    Exhibition of weavings (14) in North York Central Library Gallery, Toronto*.
2018 - Matrices
    Exhibition of weavings (34) in Art Lounge Gallery, Montréal.
2018 - Fabrical
    Exhibition of weavings (12) in Gallery U, Edmonton.
2016 - Radius
    Exhibition of weavings (15) in Monastiraki, Montréal.

*We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, bringing the arts to life. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien, L'art au cœur de nos vies.


2018 - Post-Structuralism
    Weavings (11) exhibited in Isyte Gallery, Calgary.
2018 - Apt
    Weaving exhibited as part of Small Treasures juried show at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Nova Scotia.
2018 - 'Unis Vert l’intemporel'
    Weavings (5) exhibited in the Queen Elizabeth, Montréal.
2018 - 'Unis Vert l’intemporel'
    Weavings (6) exhibited in Galerie Le Livart, Montréal.
2016 - Through Grace & Contextual Workings: Documented
    Weaving and book (1 copy) auctioned at the Fondation de l'Hôpital général du Lakeshore's annual benefit ball, Montréal.
2016 - Pivotal
    Weaving exhibited at opening of the Art Lounge Gallery, Montréal.
2016 - Beyond Personne
    Weaving exhibited as part of Summer Dust residency at Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri, Iceland.
2015 - Impression, Anthropo & Sky / 2014 - Precious & Class
    Weavings (3 & 2) exhibited in two shows at Galerie Luz, Montréal.
2015 - Material History / 2014 - L'Art et L'Homme
    Weavings exhibited in both "M" & "L" shows at Long Haul / Le Corrid'art, Montréal.
2015 - KonTon
    Weavings (17) exhibited in Ayden Gallery, Vancouver.
2012 - 'Unis vert l'Art'
    Weavings (8) exhibited in le Château Frontenac, Québec City.
2010 - Fountain of Youth II / 2009 - Fountain of Youth I
    Sculptural fountains installed at Osheaga music & art festival, Montréal.

SELF PUBLICATIONS (Photo Poetry Books)

2010 - Contextual Workings: Documented
    Self-published photo poetry book.
2007 - Thus
    Self-published photo poetry book.
    Both books are collected by the Mediatheque du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.

Journal review  

2016 - As if words could be things
    Alan Reed's review in MOQDOC.

Published works

2009 - 23:56 / Four Minutes to Midnight, issue 10
    Contributed to publication by Lokidesign.
2008 - Silence
    Contributed to publication by Leila Peacock.
2008 – Ms. Guided Magazine
    Contributed to publication by Eliane Ellbogen. Appearances in multiple issues.

Performances (Audio)


2010 - Populations that Understand Dramatically Change (27:00)
    Live set aired on CKUT 90.3FM Montréal.
2009 - Not Necessary Change the World (10:17)
    Prerecorded composition aired on CKUT 90.3FM, Montréal.
2009 - Intense Station, Necessarily Absent Liberties, Together We Can Doing, _____, Untitled 5 & Tomorrow (1:00:00 each)
    6 live sets aired on CKUT 90.3FM, Montréal.
2008 - Grieve ing (48:00)
    Live set aired on CKUT 90.3FM, Montréal.
2008 - Justice (40:00)
    Live set aired on CKUT 90.3FM, Montréal.
2008 - Basic Train ing (23:00)
    Live set at Bar St. Laurent 2, Montréal.
2008 - Absence (40:00)
    Live set at the Eastern Bloc Art Centre's Missguided Magazine launch, Montréal.
2008 - A Live (50:00)
    Live set at the Eastern Bloc Art Centre's Missguided Magazine launch, Montréal.
2008 - Speak Easy (55:00 loop)
    Prerecorded loop installation at the Eastern Bloc Art Centre, Montréal.
2008 - Can Making a Difference (28:00)
    Live set at private exhibition, Montréal.
2008 - Darkness (2:00:00)
    Live set aired on CKUT 90.3FM, Montréal.
2007 - Debut, But . . . (15:00)
    Live set at Cagibi's Textures, Montréal.


2019 - Sarah Tracy and J. Gillingham
    Live set at Electric Perfume, Toronto.
2018 - Will Austin and J. Gillingham
    Live set at Brasserie Beaubien, Montréal.
2017 - Will Austin and J.Gillingham
    Live set at Orchard Bar, Toronto.
2017 - Will Austin and J.Gillingham
    Live set at La Vitrola, Montréal.
2015 - Will Austin and J.Gillingham
    Live set at La Plante, Montréal.
2015 - Transmissions, (Stefan Christoff, Marco Simonsen-Sereda and J. Gillingham)
    Live set at Bar St Denis, Montréal, part of an Island Frequencies event.
2014 - Transmissions, (Stefan Christoff and J. Gillingham)
    Pre-recorded mix aired on CKUT 90.3FM, Montréal, Radio is dead.
2011 - I could tell you about the river or we could just get in
    Pre-recorded soundscape installation at les Territoires Galerie d'art contemporain
    in conjunction with Razielle Aigen's visual installation.
2008 - Emilie & Me (37:00)
    Live set aired on CKUT 90.3FM, Montréal w/ Gmackrr.
2008 - Montreal Sessions: artist in residence
    Host / curator of 4 live shows, aired on CKUT 90.3FM, Montréal.


2000-2001 - 1 year of BFA, major in sculpture at Concordia University, Montréal.
1995-1999 - Plumbing apprenticeship at NAIT / SAIT, Edmonton & Calgary.

Vio lence / late   /  2014

Woven found objects, copper, steel, barbed wire, wood, trees, saw blades, chains, shovels, tree branches, hinges, aluminum conduit,
sheet steel, small piece of text lifted with transparent tape, text impressions
suspended from the ceiling with a 1 ton chainblock.

The copper (green) used in this and other works was originally part of the roof of le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Quebec and was gifted to the arts to repurpose said old roof during renovations in 2011, wela'lin.