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Samantha Hill

Artist’s Website samanthahill.net/

Samantha Hill

Samantha Hill is a transdisciplinary artist with an emphasis on archives, oral story collecting, social projects & art facilitations creating multi-media installations and performances within historic buildings, landmarks and public locations. Inspired by A. H. Platt, M.D’s book, The Photograph Family Record of Husband, Wife and Children: adapted to recording in a plain, brief and intelligent manner, Hill’s residency will focus on documenting family stories from Charlotte’s African American community through interviews and photography using a tintype camera which will be presented in an interactive installation in a historic location downtown.

Samantha Hill (b.1974, Philadelphia, PA) received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2010) and her BFA from Moore College of Art & Design (2008). She has received several honors including International Sculpture Center Award in 2006 & 2008, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Trustee Merit Scholarship in Sculpture, and Philadelphia Sculptors Award. Hill developed the cross-disciplinary collaboration project, The Gift Project Chicago, during her Spring Artist-in-Residence at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) in 2011. The goal of the installation was to promote the open sharing of the collector’s personal photography work with the artist (Hill) as well with the community at large without participating within the commodity system. Hill was nominated for Ragdale 3Arts. Fellowship for The Gift Project Chicago.

Artist Information

Residency Type Artist-in-residence

Currently Based Chicago, IL

Medium Mixed Media

Residency Dates Sep 3 — Nov 26 2013