Painters & Sculptors Program 2018 EJ Hill

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EJ Hill

Los Angeles, CA

EJ Hill is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Hill received a BFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2011 and an MFA from University of California, Los Angeles, in 2013. He has exhibited or performed at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, France (2017); The Underground Museum, Los Angeles (2017); Future Generation Art Prize at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017); Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles (2017); and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2016); among others. He has been an artist-in-residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem (2015) and Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (2010). He was nominated for the Victor Pinchuk Foundation Future Generation Art Prize (2017) and is the recipient of a Los Angeles Artadia Award (2018), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant (2018), an Art Matters Foundation grant (2017), and the William H. Johnson Prize (2016).

“My work challenges the systems that construct a body. I am interested in how bodies are formed, understood, and valued within different social and cultural contexts, but more specifically, how these bodies redefine the parameters that govern which of them are allowed to move freely.”

  • Column, 2018, Neon, 90 x 30 inches

  • A Blessing, 2017, wood and neon, dimensions variable

  • Pillar, 2017, wood and PVC, dimensions variable

  • A Monumental Offering of Potential Energy, 2016, wood and LED Neon Flex, 108 x 492 x 85 inches

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.