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Gary Hill / international

Gary Hill (b. 1951, Santa Monica, CA) has worked with a broad range of media – including sculpture, sound, video, installation and performance – since the early 1970’s.

Presentation

Gary Hill is an American artist who lives and works in Seattle, Washington. He is often viewed as one of the foundational artists in video art. He is best known for internationally exhibited installations and performance art with technology, and for continuing work in a broad range of media. His longtime work with intermedia explores an array of issues ranging from the physicality of language, synesthesia and perceptual conundrums to ontological space and viewer interactivity.

Biography

Gary Hill (b. 1951, Santa Monica, CA) has worked with a broad range of media – including sculpture, sound, video, installation and performance – since the early 1970’s. His longtime work with intermedia continues to explore an array of issues ranging from the physicality of language, synesthesia and perceptual conundrums to ontological space and viewer interactivity.  Exhibitions of his work have been presented at museums and institutions worldwide, including solo exhibitions at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona; and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, among others.  Commissioned projects include works for the Science Museum in London and the Seattle Central Public Library in Seattle, Washington, and an installation and performance work for the Coliseum and Temple of Venus and Rome in Italy.  Hill has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, most notably the Leone d’Oro Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale (1995), a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award (1998), the Kurt-Schwitters-Preis (2000), and honorary doctorates from The Academy of Fine Arts Poznan, Poland (2005) and Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA (2011).

Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017            

“Is A Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky,” James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016

“Gary Hill: Dream Stop, ” James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015

“Gary Hill: Around & About,” University of Texas at Austin (The Public Art Program), Austin, TX
“VIDEOTANK # 11: GARY HILL,” Foreman Art Gallery, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
“Gary Hill: Observaciones Sobre los Colores,” Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Culver City, CA
“Gary Hill,” The Armory Show/James Harris Gallery, New York, NY
“Gary Hill: Depth Charge,” Lia Rumma Gallery, Milan, Italy
“Gary Hill,” Retrospective screening, 37th Moscow International Film Festival, MIFF Media Forum, Moscow, Russia

2014

“Aloidia Piorm,” James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013

“Retrospective Gary Hill” (single-channel works) Videonale Fesitival, Bonn Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
“Gary Hill” Loop Fair Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

“En Marge,” In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
“Museum of Walking Annex,” ASU Art Museum, Tempe
“Auto Vision: Media Art from Nam June Paik to Pipilotti Rist,” Kunstalle, Bremen
“Summer 2017: A preview of next season,” bitforms gallery, New York
“ANTIDORON – The EMST Collection,” Friericianum | Documenta 14, Kassel
“Radical Software: The Raindance Foundation, Media Ecology and Video Art, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
“Out of Sight 2017,” Seattle, Washington
“Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
“Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound,” Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York
“The Model of the World International Exhibition,” Museum of Art, Zhangzhou, China
“COCA Legacy Exhibtion,” Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
“Making– Printmaking and Expanded Cinema,” Chao Art Center, Beijing, China
“1st CHAO International Fine Art Print Fair,” Chao Art Center, Beijing, China

2016-17

“House of Impressions. Wandering with Troubadour,” The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
“COLLECTED BY THEA WESTREICH WAGNER AND ETHAN WAGNER,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
“Unspoken Dialogues,” PSF 2016, Millennium Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
“3rd Kochi-muziris Biennale,” Kochi-muziris, India

Artworks