MFA alumnus Darius Hill has artwork in Good Trouble: Civil Rights Past and Present, a new exhibition at the Kentuck Art Center in Northport, Alabama, in February and March. He recently presented an artist talk at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in which he gives a tour of his studio and talks about his current work. Hill works in sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and, as Hill told his MMFA audience, “I’m all over the place. I like to go where the wind blows me, creatively speaking.”
Hill, a Birmingham native, is a multimedia artist. He has been chair of the Visual Arts Department at the Alabama School of Fine Arts for two decades. Hill received the BFA from Atlanta College of Art and the MFA from UA. He has exhibited in numerous shows around the southeast including New Vision Gallery, Atlanta; the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; and the Crossroads Initiative, New Orleans. He has been included in juried exhibitions such as the Red Clay Survey in Huntsville and the Energen Exhibition in Birmingham. Hill’s work is in museum, corporate, and private collections throughout the U.S. He was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, earned Operation New Birmingham’s Best in Show Award at the Magic City Art Connection, and was one of 13 Alabama printmakers in the University of Montevallo’s Big Print project
Hill’s work has been reviewed in Art Papers, Birmingham Magazine, B-Metro Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Birmingham News, and was included in the Alabama Bicentennial publication Alabama Creates: 200 Years of Art and Artists featuring Alabama’s most noteworthy artists since 1819.
View Hill’s artist talk at the MMFA here and his Instagram page @printdarius here.
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