Amanda Hill is a multimedia artist and muralist living and working in Greater Boston. For most of Hill’s adult life, she has been focused on increasing the awareness and the accessibility of the arts. She advocates for the support of creative expression at large and takes a special interest in a community’s ability to make and experience art. Some of her accomplishments include: apprenticing at Philadelphia Mural Arts, painting murals across the East Coast, designing and building a 300 square-foot performance art space, and developing and producing various art festivals across Massachusetts including an annual public art festival in Lynn, MA.
In January of 2019, she was awarded the Boston Museum of Fine Art’s Emerging Studio Artist Fellowship. Amanda has also been awarded grants to complete her work from the Amherst Arts Council, the Pelham Arts Council, and the Northampton Arts Council. She received a BA from Smith College (Northampton, MA), and an MS in Non-profit Management from The New School, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy (New York, NY). Amanda grew up in Sharon, MA.
Much of Hill's artwork is rooted in the deep exploration of objects—some of her subjects include car parts, animals, and figures. Hill often simplifies the background of her work in order to elevate the status of her subject matter, heightening what many considered to be commonplace. Her paintings demonstrate an interest in color theory, color relationships, and structural tension.
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