Born in Birmingham Tracy Hill studied Fine Art at Bournville School of Art, Birmingham , Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield and University of Central Lancashire, Preston.
Currently a research associate for Artlab Contemporary Print studios Hill’s practice investigates and reconsiders the relationship between our developing digital capabilities and the aesthetics of the traditional hand created mark.
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
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.
2014 -2016 Associate Lecturer, UCLan, Preston. Research and professional practice Foundation level.
2013 – Commissioned to design and make a permanent installation at the Pyramid Arts Centre in Warrington, Cheshire.
2013 – Impact 08 International printmaking conference, Dundee. http://www.conf.dundee.ac.uk/impact8/home/ Invited delegate to present paper: Print and Refractory concrete: new opportunities in scale, surface and durability.
1999 – 2017 Senior Printmaking technician. UCLan, Preston.
2018 – Commissioned artist in residence Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival,
2016 – International artist residency at The Lock up, Newcastle, Australia. Residency and exhibition exploring the connections of place.
2011-12 – International artist residency at Pyramid Atlantic Studios, Washington DC, USA Residency and exhibition of new works for project ‘Field of Vision’ with US artist Martha Oatway.
2010 – Artist residency at The Centre for Contemporary Art, UCLan, Preston.
Work in collections and awards:
2017 – Awagami Paper award, Flourish Award exhibition. WYPW.UK
2017 – First prize winner of WCAF, Warrington
2016 – Printmaking Today prize, RBSA print biennial.
2016 – China Printmaking Museum. Acquisition for Fine Print Collection.
2016 – Painting and Sculpture Museum, Acquisition for print collection. Istanbul
2013 – Commissioned installation at The Pyramid Arts Centre, for WCAF.
2012 – First Prize RBSA print Biennial, RBSA gallery Birmingham.
2011 – Fine prints and drawings archive, Houses of Congress, Washington DC USA.
2011 – First prize installation in the Warrington Contemporary Art Festival.
Various private collections
2017 – Flourish, shortlisted artist for national print prize. WYPW UK
2017 – Splitgraphic International Graphic Art Biennial, Croatia.
2017 – International Print Biennial, Łódź, Poland.
2016 – 2017 ‘Every Breath’, The Lock up, Newcastle NSW. Australia.
2016 – 2017 Guanlan International print biennial, China Printmaking Museum. Shenzhen.
2016 – 2017 Common Ground, Liverpool UK and NSW Australia.
2016 – V International print exhibition–Painting and Sculpture museums association– Istanbul
2016 – RBSA print prize exhibition – RBSA Birmingham
2016 – Bound by Process, PR1 gallery and The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.
2015 – Statements, International exhibition kloster Bentlage Germany.
2015 – On Paper, 1st International printmaking award 2015. Sala Romona, Barcelona.
2015 – Gualan International print biennial, China.
2014 – RBSA Printmaking Biennial, Birmingham.
2012 – AntipodeanCUTS Maere panels, Curve Gallery Liverpool Independents Biennial
2012 – International Print Triennial, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art. Krakow
2012 – RBSA Print Biennial. RBSA, Birmingham.
2012 – Impressions from USA, Shanghai.
2011 – 2012 Field of Vision, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington Dc and UK
2011 -2012 – Lessendra International, World art print Annual– Bulgaria.
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 research – 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