Elizabeth Hill is a Dallas-based artist who recently graduated from the University of North Texas where she earned a B.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting & Drawing, as well as a double minor in Women’s & Gender Studies and Art History. She plans to focus on her artistic practice while continuing to be an active member of her art community. Her main goal is to positively impact the community by helping to amplify the voices of marginalized artists, especially artists of color.
She hails from the city of Mesquite, Texas and has lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for 22 years now. Her work has been featured in several group shows at galleries such as 500 X Gallery (Dallas, TX), Ro2 Art (Dallas, TX), Denton ARThaus (Denton, TX), and UNT on the Square (Denton, TX). Hill made an appearance in the 2017 publication of the North Texas Review, was one of the featured artists for the 2019 Women’s Day Extravaganza in Dallas, and was also a monthly featured artist at Denton's West Oak Coffee Bar for April 2018.
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. I have always been drawn to works of art that have some type of three-dimensional element. I explain this in my work by including textural components such as wire, fabric, string, or wood. I want viewers to feel the urge to touch things. 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. One of the main driving forces behind my work is a need to explore and fully understand the nuances of color theory. I love investigating color combinations and creating a dialogue amongst the different hues.
I am also curious about the relationship between color and emotion, and I tend to search for hues and compositions that feel “right.” My creative process is extremely intuitive and relies heavily on my gut instinct. That being said, I often have to step back and let the work speak to me before I know in which direction to move. This conversation allows me to form a unique relationship with each piece I create.
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