Gayil Nalls, Ph.D. (born 1953, Washington, DC) is an artist, philosopher, and theorist. Her work explores the individual’s internal wilderness within greater ecological and social systems. Nalls’ body of multimedia work unites art, physics, evolutionary science, anthropology and technology in pursuit of forming new methods of understanding human experience.
Specifically, her art addresses the themes of the human co-evolution with nature, memory, socio-political impulse and aesthetics. As a pioneer of the field of olfactory art, she has created numerous works that affect mood and behavior by smell or ingestion.