Jill Tate (b. 1983) lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her paintings of simplified architectural scenes are based on scale models she has constructed and photographed. She is interested in our experience of home and its existence at difference scales, such as the mind, the houses we inhabit and our shared planet. Using natural, warm colours and evoking the softened geometry of raw earth buildings, her monochromatic paintings dig down to the underlying unity at the root of all things, contemplating the physical and psychological structures that surround and shape us.

Jill received a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Photographic Practice from Northumbria University in 2005. After working as a freelance architectural photographer for several years, the focus of her artwork shifted towards painting, which has formed the core of her practice since 2017. In 2021 Jill was awarded an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant for Degrees of Freedom, followed by a DYCP grant for Groundwork in 2022. She has exhibited at Vardan Gallery, Los Angeles; MINT Munich; Workplace, London; Galerie Marguo, Paris; The Sunday Painter, London; OHSH Projects, London; Unit 1 Gallery, London and BALTIC Gateshead. 


2023  Turps Correspondence Course [online]

2005  BA Contemporary Photographic Practice: First Class Honours Northumbria University

2002  Foundation Art & Design South Tyneside College

Selected Exhibitions

2024 Upcoming solo show, London - details coming soon

2023 A Room with a View Vardan Gallery Los Angeles [group] 

2023 Beautiful Twisted Mind MINT Munich [group] 

2023 The Blue Hour WORKPLACE London [group] 

2023 Peripheral Visions Lightbox commission BALTIC Gateshead 

2023  A New Sensation Galerie Marguo Paris [group] 

2023  NAFT Kunstenfestival SteM - Zwijgershoek Sint Niklaas, Belgium [group] 

2023  Not so much in the room Gallery North Newcastle upon Tyne [duo]

2023  Artist's Artist OHSH Projects London [group] 

2022  Wish List Andelli Art Wells [group]

2022  ING Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London [group]

2022  Gertrude Presents The Truman Brewery London [group]

2022  Wells Art Contemporary Wells Cathedral Wells [group]

2022  Elbow Room The Sunday Painter London [trio]

2022  Degrees of Freedom The NewBridge Project Newcastle upon Tyne [with Matt Denham]

2022  Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Newcastle Contemporary Art Newcastle [group]

2022  Routes North Messums Yorkshire Harrogate [group]

2021  A Generous Space Hastings Contemporary Hastings [group]

2021  Fair Art Fair Curated 1 Unit 1 Gallery Workshop London [group]

2021  Middlesbrough Art Weekender The Auxiliary Middlesbrough [group]

2021  Figurative Art Now Mall Galleries online [group]

2021  Open Submission BALTIC Gateshead [group]

2020   Animal Party Victoria Works Sheffield [group]

2019  Black and White Christmas Pineapple Black Middlesbrough [group]

2019   The Autumn Exhibition The Biscuit Factory Newcastle upon Tyne [group]

2019  Members Show Bloc Projects Sheffield [group]

2018  A Study of Imaginary Chasms Gosforth Civic Theatre Newcastle upon Tyne [group]

Grants, Awards & Residencies

2022 Arts Council England: Developing Your Creative Practice Grant for Groundwork

2022 Contemporary British Painting Prize: longlisted

2021 Arts Council England: Project Grant for Degrees of Freedom

2021 Jackson's Painting Prize: shortlisted

2006 Arts Council England: Artist Placement Programme