Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community

Gillian Tobin

Gillian Tobin received her BFA in 2009 from the Kansas City Art Institute, concentrating in painting and art history. Tobin also holds two MFAs in Fine Art from Washington University and Eastern Illinois University. Tobin has contributed to multiple exhibitions throughout Missouri and Illinois. She has also been a featured writer in conjunction with a select number of her exhibitions, including the 2014 Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis.

Tobin writes: “As an artist, my practice continually seeks out the enigmatic–questions riddled with an excess or absence of answers–an inward inquiry that inspires an exterior search. This incessant striving, the uneasy quest towards understanding, is intrinsic to our presence in the world. I seek to concretize what essentially remains airy and immaterial–to give shape and disposition to longing–to compose my own fragments. My work’s language is one of abstraction.”


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