Five Points Gallery

Bryan's work will be featured at an upcoming exhibition at Five Points Gallery entitled "Print Sale - an eclectic collection of Connecticut Made Prints", curated by Jenni Freidman. Among Bryan's pieces on display will be woodcuts including Sepia and English Oak, as well as several never before seen monotypes.

The opening reception will be held on Friday November 27th 2015 at 6:00pm and the exhibition will run through December 26th, at 33 Main St in Torrington CT.

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20th Retrospective at CCP

Bryan at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Bryan at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Two of Bryan's most iconic woodcuts will be on display at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking's 20th Retrospective: Highlights From The Past 20 Years. Many of those years were an enormous part of Bryan's life: CCP was his second studio, his second home, and his second family. The techniques he learned, practiced and honed at CCP were critically influential in his process for creating woodcuts.

Bryan was a proud part of the success of CCP's first 20 years and surely would have looked forward in anticipation of the next 20. Please join us in thanking CCP for their contribution to Bryan's art and life by attending CCP's 20th Retrospective and helping celebrate 20 wonderful years! Relaunch


It is with great joy and excitement that I’m announcing the launch of an all new I want to say thank you for your support and encouragement. I have made forward steps with the knowledge that you are all behind me, pushing me gently.

As time goes on, we’ll be publishing more of Bryan’s work on the website, so be sure to subscribe to our Studio Blog for announcements and join our email list. I will also be using Bryan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts as a way to let you know about upcoming events, exhibitions and news. I hope that this will keep us all connected. We have some wonderful things planned for Bryan Nash Gill Studio! Bryan may have left the studio, but his presence still warms the space, and his vision endures to guide us. We hope you’ll join us in continuing the journey Bryan started.

Thank you again!

Skyline Design

Skyline Design continues to produce sustainable architectural glass featuring Bryan's woodcuts. Proudly made in Chicago, Bryan's designs are still part of their mission to create beautiful spaces in an environmentally-conscious way. The progressive techniques they use in their Digital Glass Portfolio allow a woodcut to be printed or etched directly on to the glass, resulting in stunning, wall-sized pieces of architectural glass.


Bryan Nash Gill (1961 - 2013)

Bryan Nash Gill passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Friday, May 17, 2013.

He was the loving husband of Gina (Kiss) Gill for 12 years. Born in Hartford Hospital on Nov. 3, 1961,
Bryan grew up in Granby and Simsbury, attended Renbrook and then Westminster before earning degrees in Fine Art at Tulane and CCAC in San Francisco. A prolific artist, naturalist and gourmet, Bryan was first and foremost a friend, father and husband of profound generosity, humility and love. He was the kind of person parents want their children to become. A lover of life, endlessly curious, he could be single minded about his work but never at the expense of hospitality and laughter. Though based in New Hartford, Bryan's life was truly global with friends and professional networks across the world. Recently, his work as an artist had gained recognition in publications and exhibitions at an international level and critical success was at hand. He will be deeply missed by many, and lovingly remembered for years. To know Bryan was to know his family, the center of his world.

He is survived by his wife, Gina Kiss and son Forest Nash Gill; his mother, Elizabeth Nash Muench and step-father Thomas of Beaufort South Carolina and North Hero, Vermont; an older brother, Chas Gill, his wife Linda, and their children, Charlie and Caroline of Bowdoinham, Maine; in-laws, Larry Kiss and wife Ann of Westport, and sister-in-law, Denise Schatra and husband Kenneth of Newfane, Vermont. He also leaves step-brothers and sisters; Caren Ross and husband Gordon of New Hartford, Louise Pettit and husband Jim of Atlanta, Georgia; Larry Pratt and wife Reyna of McClean, Virginia; and Alison Forrest and husband Todd of Ridgefield. He was predeceased by his father Charles Fairchild Gill.

Covered in Ink, Smithsonian magazine

When I phoned Bryan Nash Gill last Thursday morning, he was on his way back from a boneyard. The New Hartford, Connecticut-based artist uses the term not in its traditional sense, but instead to describe a good spot for finding downed trees.

“I have a lot of boneyards in Connecticut,” says Gill. “Especially with these big storms that we have had recently. Right now, in the state, the power companies are cutting trees back eight feet from any power line. There is wood everywhere.”


Patagonia's "The Responsible Company"


The Responsible Company features Bryan's woodcut "Red Ash" on the cover.

In The Responsible Company, published by Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Vincent Stanley, co-editor of its Footprint Chronicles, draw on their 40 years' experience at Patagonia – and knowledge of current efforts by other companies – to articulate the elements of responsible business for our time.


Tall Tales: The Story of Trees

Mr. Gill, who is based in New Hartford, Conn., starts with pieces of dead or damaged wood salvaged from his area. He cuts through the wood until he finds an engaging section—perhaps where the tree divides or branches intersect.

Then he sands the block as smooth as possible (so that the paper won't crease when placed on the wood) and burns and brushes the block (to reduce the areas of soft wood between the growth rings, making them more distinct)...

 CEDAR BURL Bryan Nash Gill/Princeton Architectural Press

 CEDAR BURL Bryan Nash Gill/Princeton Architectural Press


"Beyond the Landscape", Litchfield County Times

“Willow,” 49 5/8” x 38 5/8”, relief print, 2011, by Bryan Nash Gill

“Willow,” 49 5/8” x 38 5/8”, relief print, 2011, by Bryan Nash Gill

“Woodcut,” published by Princeton Architectural Press (, features Mr. Gill’s large-scale relief prints made from cross-sections of trees. Woodcut includes 100 color illustrations, an introduction by writer Verlyn Klinkenborg, and an interview with the artist detailing his printmaking process.

Mr. Gill creates abstract sculptures, works on paper, and installations that are inextricably bound to the materials and inspiration he finds in nature, working and living in a rural New England setting. Massive sections of tree trunks are cut and carved; branches and leaves are re-interpreted in bronze; and the growth rings on cross-sections of trees are inked and transferred to hand-made paper.


Sculpture magazine 2006, Patricia Rosoff

The central tension in Bryan Nash Gill's work is generated from its relation to landscape, so often the province of painting. Gill's is a sculptor's take, however, literally and metaphorically. His work is clearly composed of nature-tree branches and bark, woodsy flora like fungi and cabbages, leaves and seed pods, as well as deer hides and even desiccated orange peels. Still, what is striking about a gathering of these forms in a gallery, translated as they are by sub-tractive carving, reconstruction, and recasting, is the way they insist on an aesthetic of first-hand experience.

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