Artists

United States of America

Julia Hill
Confluence

19.09.23 13.10.23

Julia Hill is an artist based in Atlanta, GA. She was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and received her BFA from Tulane University in 2005. Julia’s studio practice has a focus on sculpture, but incorporates many other genres. Through her business, Sculpture Things, she manages installation services for public art and creative project facilitation for artists and corporations. Her work is in private collections throughout the US, as well as in Argentina, Cyprus, and Hong Kong. She has received numerous grants for the production of performances and sculptural public artworks.

Julia came to ´ace as an Exploration resident after having been profoundly impacted since her first visit to Buenos Aires. As part of her studio practice, she spends a lot of time observing nature, urban forests, watersheds, and the surrounding region, collecting salvaged materials such as twisted steel, old bedsprings, concrete rubble, and other found detritus. These materials are an increasingly dominant component of her work, and become transformed into abstract images, dreamy landscapes, and animal representations. In Buenos Aires, Julia explored the ways the Río de la Plata delta ecology impacts and interacts with urban life in Buenos Aires. Of particular interest is the ways in which people in Buenos Aires adapt, utilize salvaged materials, and coincide with nature.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I love experimenting and learning new things, which means I am a sculptor that is drawn to a wide variety of methods and processes. I like to use contrasting materials and textures in my work. I think about negative spaces, light, and shadows. I am inspired by changes in nature, both slow and cataclysmic, microscopic and cosmic. I like to create forms that hint to shifting or invisible forces, such as gravity, tides, and wind. I am very drawn to welding, largely because it is so elemental. I utilize found objects and salvaged materials when possible, and often, the objects I gather will inspire and guide me to the final work.

​I collect bits of this and that everywhere I go. For reasons that aren’t clear, I am drawn to specific objects I come across in the constant current of man-made and broken debris that surrounds our entire human existence. When an odd-shaped mangled piece of rusty steel is asking to be a toad or a coyote, I simply must oblige. My smallest works are my tiny art army. I use these for creative fitness. I can experiment with form and balance, use up scrap materials, and maintain a playfulness in the studio. These often become gifts, given to friends, or left in secret places to be discovered by humans I haven’t yet met.

BIO
Julia Hill
1983 | New Orleans, LA, USA
Lives and works in Atlanta, USA

EDUCATION
2005 | BFA Newcomb College, Tulane University, USA

EXHIBITIONS
2022 | Above Below. Glynn Visual Arts, USA
2021 | American Niche. Whitespace Gallery/Shedspace, USA
2019 | 25% Off. Kibbee Gallery, USA

RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
2003 | Limassol Studios. Limassol, Cyprus
2020 | Best in Show / Art in Public Places. Dogwood Arts, Krutch Park. Knoxville, USA
2017 & 2011 | Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences. Rabun Gap, USA

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

2024 Open Call #3
Residencies 2024

Deadline 
July 31st, 2024

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