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Joyce Hill , Solitude, 2010; mixed media, sight 21 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches; framed 32 x 25 inches; Gift of the Artist for Gala 2016

Joyce Hill , Solitude, 2010; mixed media, sight 21 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches; framed 32 x 25 inches; Gift of the Artist for Gala 2016

Within my work, I am creating my personal interpretation of city walls and
the interplay of humans within these structures through paper, paint, and
metal. Cities are constantly changing their blueprint. Structures are torn
down and new ones are built, creating new skylines. The process of
creating this juncture between earth and sky is reflected in my work. I build
texture with my brush and using various tools. Using these various tools
allows for me to create surprising texture and marks. My process works on
a conscious and subconscious level, ultimately leading me to the finished
The different shapes and textures that come out of this process draw the
viewer to make their own interpretations and conclusions, with each viewer
seeing a unique vision. Familiar objects and symbols are used in an
abstract manner, but not in the way most people see them used in their
everyday world.
The figures within these paintings seem trapped or alienated. They are
surrounded by images of crumbling landscapes. The landscapes serve as
immovable points in my collages and contrast with the vibrant color and
movement, emphasizing the idea that loneliness and isolation are part of
the human condition.

Educated at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York
earning her BFA, Hill has been exhibiting her work since 1982. Her mixed
media paintings have appeared in international and national exhibitions in
the United States and Canada.
In 2014, her mixed media painting “Anchored To You” was chosen by
Righteous Babe records and the singer Ani DiFranco to be the cover of her
cd, “Ridgefield Connecticut – November 18, 2009.”
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
Collage Artists of America
National Collage Society
New York State Mark Program Arts Recipient
Buffalo Society of Artists
Artists Group Gallery


Brooklyn Library
Kent State University Art Collection
Damon Morey Law Firm, Buffalo
Key Bank, Buffalo
Masters/Collage book published by Sterling Press
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
Buffalo Evening News
KOLA Magazine
The Public
Dana Tillou Fine Art Gallery
Artists Group Gallery
Art Dialogue Gallery