Jay Gaskill – Firecolour 001


Watercolour on yupo
9×12″, 2020





Jay Gaskill is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Portland, OR. Jay was born and raised in a Maryland suburb of Washington D.C. He received his arts education in New York City, earning an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. His primary creative output is abstract painting. His work has been exhibited on both coasts and featured in publications such as Art Maze Magazine and Maake. The other side of his practice comes in the form of two different social-media-based projects: Air In Space and The Drawing Exchange. Jay founded Air In Space in 2019 with his wife, Erin B. Gaskill (who serves as Creative Director). The project functions like a record label, but for painting, and presents exhibitions exclusively on Instagram. Jay founded The Drawing Exchange in 2017 as a way to connect artists and build their collections, via a mediated exchange of 2D works that happens several times a year on a private Instagram account. To date, The Exchange has worked with over 120 artists from around the US, Canada and the UK.