Jill Tate [b. 1983, Rugby, UK] is an artist and architectural photographer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Tate studied Art & Design at South Tyneside College and received a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Photographic Practice from Northumbria University in 2005. After establishing herself as an architectural photographer, Tate took up painting in 2017. Working primarily in oils, she makes representational paintings that consider the possibility of ‘home’ as a structure operating at different levels of perception and experienced at different scales. Through her work she also contemplates our human understanding of the fundamental nature of reality, by generating and then painting imaginary room scenes to embody these abstract concepts.
Tate’s paintings are held in private collections and have been shown in several exhibitions throughout the North of England, including: Open submission, BALTIC Gateshead; Black & White Christmas, Pineapple Black Gallery, Middlesbrough; Members’ Show, Bloc Projects, Sheffield and Autumn Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle. She is currently working with artist Matthew Pickering on Degrees of Freedom, a collaborative painting and video installation project supported by Arts Council England.