About The Artist
Advice from a visiting artist at grad school:
"Wander and make art for at least twenty years, then write about it and maybe show it." -Jenny Holzer.
After receiving her MFA from Yale University School of Art for Sculpture, instead of migrating South to Manhattan's booming 1990s art market, Kat Hill embarked on a post-grad gap year that lasted 20+ years, crisscrossing the continental U.S. and Europe, where she pursued a variety of arts and entertainment opportunities that married her love of art history, pop culture, costume, and theater design and any experience that indulged her penchant for combining unrelated concepts, techniques, and design elements into a visual language honed from museum exhibition design, Mardi Gras float painting, scenic design, bespoke interior finishes, and conservation consulting.
Through New York City, Kansas City, Tulsa, Chicago, Brooklyn, Baltimore, New Orleans, Geneva, Berlin, Seattle, and Havre De Grace, Kat created a body of work for each new destination, following an invisible decades-long breadcrumb trail of experiences that now reads like an Artist's story begun at the flip of a coin at a taco stand, just off of the Merritt Parkway heading South.
Her work has been privately collected and, in Seattle, found a home in nine branches of Seattle's King County Library System. Most recently, her work was part of The Castle Collection in Harlem for Rod Keenan and Philip Hewat-Jaboor, with mentions in The New York Post and Rizzoli's New York Living: Re-Inventing Home and was featured in a video interview with Mr. Hewat-Jaboor, prior to Masterpiece Fair, London 2021.
Today as a Design and Decorative Arts Consultant in Historic Havre De Grace, Maryland, Kat Hill is focused on showing her current body of work that showcases an extensive collection of mixed media covered toy pistols, rhinestone moth silhouettes, wall-sized glittering alters, a multi-paneled Unicorn painting and assorted puffy paint, glitter, and velvet flocked assemblages; that seeks to leave a thread of beauty, mystery and hope through a torrent of 21st-century chaos, that promises at the very least, one heck of an adventure.