Stage 8, Booth 504
Sol Hill was born in New Mexico, to artist parents who founded the first contemporary art gallery in Santa Fe. His early memories were filled with the language of art. Contemporary art works were prevalent both in the gallery and at home. Looking at those artworks felt like observing some secret alchemical language that Hill wished to learn. Hill has lived all across the United States, in Jamaica and Germany. He majored in International Affairs and German at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR and at Maximilian Ludwig Universität in Munich, Germany. He also studied printmaking in college and then became deeply involved with photography while abroad. In 2010 he earned his MFA in photography at the Brooks Institute. After an intense medical crisis, Hill dedicated himself to fine art. He uses digital photographic technology to undermine conventional imaging. He favors the liberation found in embracing the mysterious and unfamiliar rather than the crisply defined and well known.