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Raised in Scotland Knill-Jones studied at Glasgow School of Art and obtained her Master in Fine Art from the University of the Arts London. She has lived in several different countries & returned to Paris in 2020. Enriched by her experiences of living abroad she has been able to freely develop her practice, with solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art Baku and The Centre for Contemporary Art, Baku Azerbaijan. Duo and group shows include Poush Manifesto Clichy, Studio 1.1 & the Tripp Gallery London, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Zagat and Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro amongst others. She taught at the Academy of Fine Art Baku, is co-founder and director of ALOV project Baku. Residencies include Trélèx in Switzerland, Proyecto ‘Ace Buenos Aires, Despina Rio de Janeiro, and currently with Poush! Manifesto Aubervilliers. Her work is found in the collections of The Modern Art Museum Baku, The Victoria & Albert Museum London, The University of Northampton UK & many private collections.


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Currently based in Paris, France

Artist in residence at Poush! since 2020




2009 Postgraduate Diploma BYAM SHAW SCHOOL OF ART (London UK)

1991 BA GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART (Glasgow, Scotland)


Solo Exhibitions

2023 Shifting Selves, IESA Gallery 

2015 The (Dis-)appearing Woman, Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan, curated by Anastasia Blockhina

2010 Perceptions, MiM Centre of Contemporary Art, Baku, Azerbaijan, curated by Bahram Khalilov

2008 Metamorphosis, Sting, Stavanger, Norway


Selected Group Exhibitions


This Year’s Model, Studio 1.1, London, UK


Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, London & touring UK, awarded special commendation

ArtX93 Poush, Aubervilliers curated by ICART & Anaïs Montvecchi 

Insights Inside, Annecy, France, Blossom Art Agency


Dreams and Visions, Pakistan Art Forum, curated by Zara Saijid, Lahore, Pakistan

Wander Lines, Blossom Art Agency, Paris, France

A Cable I Have No Knife to Cut, Duo show with Boryana Petkova, curated by Alexandre Colliex, Poush Manifesto, Clichy, France


This Year’s Model, Studio 1.1, London, UK


‘Kif-Kif’ Exercises in reproducibility collaborative painting experiments with Nina Rodin


Despina Residency Projects, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil curated by Raphael Fonseca

This Year’s Model, Studio 1.1 London, UK


Editions, Tripp Gallery, London (collaboration with Nina Rodin)

Looking Up, Studio 1.1, London UK

Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland

Art Converters, Studio 1.1 London, UK


This Year's Model, Studio 1.1, London UK

Art Converters, Studio 1.1, London, UK

Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London


Contemporary Miniature, European House, Baku, Azerbaijan

Caspiy, Caspian Biennale Convention, Centre of Contemporary Art, Baku, curated by Sabina Shikhlinskaya


Variable Control/Control Variable collaborative painting experiment with Nina Rodin, MiM Centre for Contemporary Art, Baku

Visual Poetry, Kempinski, Baku, Azerbaijan, curated by Sabina Shikhlinskaya


Control Condition, collaborative painting experiment with Nina Rodin at the Slade, London


Precious Little, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, with Kimathi Donkor, Jim Threapleton & Ingolv Helland

WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction, MiM Centre of Contemporary Art, Baku, Azerbaijan, curated by Sabina Shikhlinskaya

2010 MA Fine Art Show, Camberwell College of Art, London AutoItalia, London

2009 Metamorphose, Islington Arts Factory, London

          Within Limits, Kingsgate Gallery, London

2008 Over Easy, Lauderdale House, London


Other Professional Experience

2011 – 2015

Commissions for Landmark I, ‘The Strength of Twelve Men’ 7 monumental paintings

Old Mill Café, site specific painting on wooden panels, 56metres long x hauteur 30cm

Salo Restaurant, ‘It is not the sound of victory, it is not the sound of defeat, it is the sound of singing that I hear’; Vissi d’Arte; Norma I & II

2011 - 2012 Developed and lead workshops on contemporary art practice at the Baku State Fine Art Academy, Azerbaijan, with the British Council

2011 Curation of the Exhibition 'Inheritance' at the European House, Baku, Azerbaijan. An exhibition which explored notions of cultural heritage and inheritance in a post-soviet country. Works from Ujal Hagverdiyev, Elena Hagverdiyeva, Butunay Hagverdiyev and Huseyn Hagverdiyev were included in the show.



2014 Threadneedle Prize finalist

2012 Short list Beers Lambert Award for Emerging Artists



2014 Trelex Residency, Switzerland

2017 September - October Despina Residency, Brazil

2019 April, Proyecto ‘Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina



CaucasusArtMag Issue 1, January 2013

Visual Artbeat magazine, September 2012

Marmite Painting Prize Catalogue 2010



Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan

Victoria and Albert Museum, Contemporary Textiles Archive, Public Collection

University of Northampton

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