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 Newsletter, Artist 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.
2022 Artist residency, CFPR, UWE Bristol.
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.
Dead Rat: Tracy Hill in conversation with Dr Sarah Robinson. Printmaking Today vol 31, Issue 123
Porosity. Tracy Hill, 2022
Echtrai Journal Edition 1: Landscapes lost, abandoned, forgotten, mythic. Anmoir 2021
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.
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
2023: Research presentation, International Workshop on Design Adaptation Strategies to Reduce the Societal Impact of Climate Change and Coastal Hazards in the United Kingdom. UCLan Engineering & Innovation Centre.
2023: In Conversation, Printmaking, Artists’ books, Landscape and Nature. CFPR, Bristol.
2022: Keynote speaker, Impact 12, UWE Bristol.
2022: Artist talk. Royal Geographic Society annual conference, Newcastle.
2022: Artist talk. British Society of Dowsers.
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.
|2023:||OD Arts Festival. West Coker, Somerset.|
|Our World, Our Crisis. The Point, Doncaster.|
|2022:||Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, Woolwich Arsenal London.|
|Paths of Resistance, Impact 12, Arnolfini, Bristol.|
|Salon for a Speculative Future – Women Artists’ Print Portfolio Exhibition. UWE Bristol|
|21st International Biennial, Petite works, Action-Sud Cultural Center Nismes, Ardennes Museum of Charleville-Mézières, France.|
|Ephemeral Bodies, Porosity, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.|
|Folded Force, Porosity, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.|
|Mark, Manifest Gallery, Ohio, USA|
||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.|
||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|