Joyce Hill grew up on Grand Island and has lived in Western New York ever since. She is a mixed media artist and has shown in many of the galleries in the WNY area. She attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a BFA in 1972.
In 1966, Charles Burchfield himself cut the ribbon to open the Burchfield Art Center, located inside Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State College. Today, the Burchfield Penney Art Center (renamed to honor donations from Charles Rand Penney) is the gateway to the campus.