Exhibitions 2017-12-03T21:11:09+00:00



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.

Professional practice:

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.

19992017 Senior Printmaking technician. UCLan, Preston.

Artist Residencies:

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:

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

2017First prize winner of WCAF, Warrington

2016Printmaking Today prize, RBSA print biennial.

2016 China Printmaking Museum.  Acquisition for Fine Print Collection.

2016Painting and Sculpture Museum, Acquisition for print collection. Istanbul

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

2012First Prize RBSA print Biennial, RBSA gallery Birmingham.

2011Fine prints and drawings archive, Houses of Congress, Washington DC USA.

2011First prize installation in the Warrington Contemporary Art Festival.

Various private collections

Selected exhibitions:

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