Biography2022-05-19T12:50:08+00:00

Born in Birmingham Tracy Hill studied Fine Art at Bournville School of Art, Birmingham, Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

Hill’s cross-disciplinary practice investigates and reconsiders the relationship between our developing digital capabilities and the aesthetics of the traditional hand created mark.

Prizes and Awards:

2021:   Developing your Creative Practice, Arts Council England. Porosity.

2019:   Artist NewsletterArtist Bursary Award.

2018:   European Printmaking Award, International Printmaking Triennial, Krakow. Poland

2017:    Awagami Paper award, Flourish Award exhibition. WYPW.UK

2017:    First prize Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Warrington

2016:    Printmaking Today prize, RBSA Print Biennial, Birmingham

2016:    Artist Newsletter, Travel Bursary Award.

2013:    Commissioned installation at The Pyramid Arts Centre, for WCAF. Cheshire

2012:    First Prize RBSA Print Biennial, RBSA gallery Birmingham

Work in Public Collections:

Manifest Gallery collection, Ohio, USA

University Gallery Newcastle, New South Wales Australia.

SMTG Permanent collection, Poland.

China Printmaking Museum. Shenzhen, China

Painting and Sculpture Museum. Istanbul

Fine prints and drawings archive, Houses of Congress, Washington DC USA.

Artist Residencies:

2022      Artist residency, Ephemeral Bodies, AirSpace Gallery Stoke-on-Trent.

2021:     International artist residency, Carbon Synthesis, LWT and Perth, Australia.

2021:     International artist residency, Carbon Synthesis, Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Finland. (TBC following pandemic)

2019:     International artist residency, Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

2019:    Artist in residence National Boat Museum Ellesmere

2018:    Artist in residence,  Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, WCAF

2016:    International artist residency, The Lock up, Newcastle, Australia.

2012:    International artist residency, Pyramid Atlantic Studios, Washington DC, USA

2010:    Artist residency at The Centre for Contemporary Art, UCLan, Preston.

Publications:

Proximity and Distance in Northern Landscape Photography Contemporary Criticism, Curation, and Practice.  Darcy White and Chris Goldie.

Thinking the Sculpture Garden: Art, Plant, Landscape. Penny Florence

Printmaking Today Review: Women In Print Professor Lubaina Himid 

Living Maps Review: Matrix of Movement and Haecceity: Walking in Spatiotemporal Landscapes. Tracy Hill

Wild Things: The Overwintering Project and works by Mulkun Wirrpanda, John Wolseley and Tracy Hill

Printmaking with Conductive Ink/Printeractive, Design Lab, LJMU Hannah Fray and Javier Pereda

Talking Place:unfolding conversations/Exhibition catalogue. Monika Lukowska and Sarah Robinson.

Bringing the world to its senses: How to grapple with the future of print? Monika Lukowska and Sarah Robinson.

Featured artist in Grabado Y Edición / Print and Art Edition Magazine, 62,  56–68. Sarah Robinson.

Featured artist in Imprint, the quarterly fine-art journal published by the Print Council of Australia.

Featured artist in Polymer Photogravure: A step-by-step manual. Edited by Clay Harmon 

Published review in International journal ‘Imprint” 2017 – http://imprint.org.au/reviews/navigating-peripheral-spaces-the-intangible-printed-mark/

Published artist focus Printmaking Today Winter edition 2016.

Sensorium – https://issuu.com/tracyhill2/docs/final_pdf_sensorium_for_web

Published artist profile with FARO PDF

Published research of Permanent Print in Printmaking Today, Spring edition 2015.

Published research in Printmaking Today September 2011 and online at http://nontoxicintaglio.tumblr.com

Professional practice:

2022:    Artist talk and dowsing walk, AirSpace Gallery and Hanley Park, Stoke-on-Trent.

2021:     Chat Moss: Artist talk, School of Science, Engineering and Environment, University of Salford.

2021:     Carbon Synthesis: Art and Nature workshop, LJMU Liverpool.

2021:     Talking Art: Artist talk hosted by West Yorkshire Print Workshop.

2021:     Judge for the Print International Wrexham.

2020:     Multi Matrix: A Printmaking Symposium, Belfast Print Workshop in collaboration with Ulster University.

2019:     CREATEC and TINAS presentations at Edith Cowen University, Perth. 

2019:     Haecceity – research presentation, Gloucestershire University.

2019:     Wetland walk with James Parkin, Newlyn Art Gallery and Chyenhal Moor.

2019:     In Conversation with Lubaina Himid, Newlyn Art Gallery

2018:     External Examiner for PhD candidate Wendy Picken – Drawing and Etching Place: What are the experiential and material characteristics of British contemporary practice and how do they evidence reciprocity between drawing and etching? UWE Bristol.

2018:    Speaker – Printeractive: print as matrix. John Lennon Art School. Liverpool.

2018:    Paper Presentation –  Matrix of Movement;  Impact 10, Santander, Spain.

2018:    Paper Presentation – Northern Light conference, Sheffield Hallam University

2018:    Curator for Print Symposium – Into Better Shape, The Harris Museum, Preston

2018:    Speaker – Visiting Artist Programme Airspace Gallery and Staffordshire University.

2017:    Speaker First Edition print symposium, Cork Ireland.

2017:    Speaker International print symposium, Wrexham.

2017:    Research Associate, Artlab Contemporary Print Studios UCLan. Preston.

2016:    Invited speaker at International printmaking forum, The Lock Up NWS Australia.

2016:    Speaker at National Geographic Society Annual conference. London. http://conference.rgs.org/AC2016/46

2016:    Associate Lecturer, UCLan, Preston. Research and professional practice Foundation level.

2015:    Speaker at SNAP03 International printmaking symposium Bentlage Germany. http://snap2015.de

2015:    ERASMUS guest tutor at The AKI institute, Enschede, Holland. https://www.artez.nl/en/about/institutes/aki-artez

2015:    Co-curator of Permanent Print symposium, Artlab Contemporary Print studios and Silicate research unit at UCLan. http://www.permanentprint.org

2015:    Speaker on Reimagining Mosslands, The Waste, Nordic Geographers meeting, Tallinn, Estonia. http://igu-online.org/nordic-geographers-meeting-2015/

2015:    Keynote speaker, Wrexham printmaking international symposium. The Walk. https://www.cambria.ac.uk/news/the-regional-print-centre-debates-the-nature-of-printmaking/

2014:    Keynote speaker, Pendle Printmaking symposium, Safer Printmaking.

2013:    Commissioned artist for Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.

Selected Exhibitions:

2022
Ephemeral Bodies, Porosity, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
Folded Force, Porosity, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
Mark, Manifest Gallery, Ohio, USA
2021
Measuring States, Porosity. AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
  Triennale de Gravure de Liège.
  World on Paper, The Lilley Museum of Art. Reno
  MTG 2021 International Print Triennial, Krakow
  Tidal Timescape -Ecléctico ArtSpace: Galería Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico (postponed until Oct 2021)
 On Big Drawings, On-line curated exhibition and research project. USA
2020  The Triennale de Gravure, Liège (postponed until 2021)
Environmental Crisis, Gerald Moore Gallery, London.
Navigable Lines, National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port UK
2019 Talking Place, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Perth Australia.
  The Second Xuyuan International Print Biennial China
  Hunter River:Common Ground, Curve Gallery Newcastle NSW Australia.
  Common Ground:Pacific, University Gallery Newcastle Australia.
2018
State of Print, International touring exchange.
  Encounters, Impact 10. Santander, Spain
International printmaking triennial, Immersed in Images. Krakow, Poland.
Haecciety, Solo exhibition, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery.
Thresholds: The adjacent possible. The Tapestry, Liverpool.
International Print Biennial, Łódź, Poland.
2017 Flourish, Prize Exhibition. WYPW UK
Splitgraphic International Graphic Art Biennial, Croatia​
2016/17 Every Breath, The Lock up, Newcastle NSW. Australia.
Common Ground, Liverpool UK and NSW Australia.
Manifold, Pyramid, Warrington, UK
2016 V International Printmaking Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
RBSA Print Prize Exhibition – RBSA Birmingham
2015 Statements, International exhibition kloster Bentlage Germany.
On Paper, 1st International printmaking award 2015. Sala Romona, Barcelona.
International Print Triennial, Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, Poland
Guanlan International Print Biennial in Shenzhen, China
2014 RBSA Printmaking Biennial, Birmingham.
2013 AntipodeanCUTS, Curve Gallery Liverpool Independents Biennial
International Print Triennial, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art. Krakow
RBSA Print Biennial. RBSA, Birmingham.
Impressit – Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
Impressions from USA, Shanghai.
2011/12 Field of Vision, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington DC and UK
Penpal – Brieffreundschaft, Kölner Graphikwerkstatt. Koln, Germany
Common Ground, Liverpool UK and NSW Australia.
Manifold, Pyramid, Warrington, UK
2011 Global Echo – International touring show of contemporary print
(Perth, Australia; Utah, USA; Sheffield UK; Canada)
2009 Triple Echo – Artist in Print, shown at University of Central Lancashire, Wirral Metropolitan university, Edition Gallery, Liverpool and University of West England, Bristol, UK
Palimpsest – PAD, Old Post Office, Preston, UK
2005 In Print – Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, UK
Wrexham Print International, Wrexham Arts Centre & Yale Memorial Gallery, Wrexham, UK
2004 AJAR/ Group of Printmakers Exhibition, Abbott Hall, Kendal, UK
2003 Wrexham Print International, Wrexham Arts Centre & Yale Memorial Gallery, Wrexham, UK