Liam Gillick (born 1964) is an English conceptual artist who lives in New York City, mostly recognized for his multi-coloured, translucent screens and platforms, which appear to operate as metaphors for places of discussion and negotiation. He studied at Hertfordshire College of Art (1983–4) and Goldsmiths College, London (1984–7).
"I remain interested in the potential of art, except I’ve always been more struck by applied modernism than high modernism."
Gillick characterized his early work as ‘displacement activity', a method of working that was parallel to certain professional methods but that opened their processes to question. Following these works, Gillick began to produce art in the form of scripts and text-based proposals, sometimes in book form. In these Gillick considered the utopian possibilities of the near future, the benefits of hindsight and notions of being at the centre of power and action.