Originally from Tasmania, Minka Gillian now resides on the New South Wales Central Coast where she creates every day. Minka's studio is every room, involving her family and daily life in her creative practice. Minka moves from dedicated space to lounge room weaving, drawing and collaging.
Minka is best known for her woven sculptures using filament. She creates organic writhing forms transforming mundane utilitarian materials into biomorphic objects of beauty and intrigue.
Minka has been exhibiting widely in group and solo exhibitions since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Tasmania in 1998
Minka likes to reference nature and human anatomy in a broad sense but also try to imbue her sculptures with her own personal stories of life and body.
This year Minka has found increased recognition and attention from curators who have included her work into key exhibitions. (See CV for more).