Darius Hill

Darius Hill

Darius Hill is Chair of the Visual Arts Department at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. He holds a BFA in printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art. He is an exhibiting artist, participating in shows throughout the Southeast including New Vision Gallery, Atlanta; the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama; and the Crossroads Initiative, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mr. Hill’s work is represented in collections including museum, corporate and private, throughout the United States. He has earned several honors and awards including Operation New Birmingham Best in Show Award at the Magic City Art Connection, and he was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. He was one of 13 Alabama printmakers selected to work with the University of Montevallo’s Big Print project. Work generated from the project traveled to major museums throughout the state of Alabama.

Mr. Hill’s work has been selected by many juried exhibitions such as the Red Clay Survey, Huntsville, and the Energen Exhibition, Birmingham. His work has been reviewed in publications such as Art Papers, Birmingham Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Birmingham News. Recent exhibitions include “Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Biennial,” in Troy, Alabama, and “Black Out: Issues of Race in Aesthetic Choice,” in Birmingham.


Inspiration

Darius Hill is one of our original ArtBLINK artists.

Mr. Hill’s current work explores images from Birmingham’s civil rights history, which is intertwined with his own family history. His mixed-media work employs hand-cut stencils, layers of masking tape and paint, and collaged images as well as drawing with various materials to build a rich, complex surface.

Mr. Hill’s work tonight is dedicated to the memory of his uncle, Lester Cobb, Jr. – artist, jazz musician, civil rights activist and storyteller.

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