Paintings, 2016

"American Ghost", 2010

Olivia Hill

Olivia Hill was born March 18th, 1985 in Hinsdale, Illinois. At age three, Hill's family moved out to Los Angeles, California where she was thrussed into a faricated world of movie sets and mansions as her father, though owning no mansion of his own, was a music supervisor for film. Hill was introduced to the fundamentals of fine art at Mission Renaissance in La Canada and went on to complete 4 years at the L.A. County High School for the Arts. From 2002-2006 she lived in San Francisco where she obtained a BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Out of a longing to find authenticity and cultural tradition in a hyper-accelerating society, Hill moved to New Orleans from 2007- 2010 to begin working as a full time artist from her Uptown studio. She embraced the New Orleans culture and it embraced her with representation at LeMieux Galleries, numerous group gallery shows, exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Baton Rouge State Museum and inclusion in many private and public collections throughout the South. In 2008 Hill received a grant from the New Orleans Downtown Development District to design art for a streetcar shelter on Canal Street as part of Prospect 1. That same year Hill was also invited to show in a satellite show during Art Basel in Miami. During her residency in New Orleans, she also taught art lessons privately, as well as at a French- American Elementary School and at public high schools as part of a Non-Profit Organization effort to restore art to schools ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. In the autumn of 2010, Hill returned home to Los Angeles where she continues to paint and teach.