Elizabeth Hill (Dallas, TX, b. 1997) is a Denton-based artist who is currently in the process of obtaining a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at the University of North Texas. She plans to graduate next spring and possibly further her education in order to pursue a career as a museum curator.
Music plays an important role in my daily life, so it naturally has a major influence on my artwork. My style hinges on the relationship between color, emotion, and narrative. Whenever I put together a mini playlist for a piece or base a title on a song that inspired me while I was creating the piece, I see it as a way to inject more depth and character into the artwork.
My art can be quite experimental at times because I am always looking for new techniques or materials I can utilize in my work. More often than not, my pieces are non-representational because I enjoy the open interpretation that abstraction allows. Seeing as I have always been drawn to works of art that have some type of three-dimensional element, I usually include textural components such as wire, fabric, string, or wood in my work. Although I am still in the process of refining my personal artistic style, I do tend to gravitate towards pops of color, intricate linework, and heavy paint application. That being said, I take a lot of inspiration from artists such as Laura Owens, Yuni Lee, and Alina Birkner. Their understanding of the nuances of color theory push me to explore it in my own unique way.
University of North Texas | B.F.A. | Painting & Drawing 2015 - present
2018 | Monthly Featured Artist at West Oak Coffee Bar, Denton, TX
2018 | CHAOS!!!!!!, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX
2017 | Painting and Drawing Association Members’ Showcase, Lightwell Gallery, Denton, TX
2017 | Unum, UNT on the Square, Denton, TX
2017 | North Texas Review, 10th edition, cover/ p. 63