Ellen Hill
"Ellen Hill: Life Lines" solo exhibition appeared at the Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD.
January 10 to March 8th, 2015.

Biography

Ellen Hill was born in 1960 and grew up in Rocky Hill, New Jersey and Athens, Georgia. She spent much of her childhood exploring the surrounding forests and fields of north Georgia. Her elegant abstractions in birch and paint reflect her strong respect for nature.

Ellen Hill's artworks have been shown throughout the United States; abroad in Northern Ireland and Vietnam; and in the Washington-Baltimore area at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, the Washington, DC City Hall Art Collection, the University of Maryland, College Park. Solo exhibitions include Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA; McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA; the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 410 GooDBuddY, Washington, DC, and the Montpelier Art Center in Laurel, MD.

Her works are in public and private collections including the Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD; the U.S. State Department; the D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities; KPMG-LLP; and Rutgers University; University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD. Hill is the recipient of two Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and a Grant to Individual Artists from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

She has served as a resident printmaker at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD, and as a resident artist at Hood College in Frederick, MD, and Montgomery College in Silver Spring, MD. She formerly taught two-dimensional design at Montgomery College. She received her MFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She lives with her husband and two sons in Rockville, MD.

 

CARDINAL, 2017
Acrylic, ink, carved maple on panel, 10" x 15"
Private Collection




 

WREN ON BRANCH, 2017
Acrylic, ink, carved maple on panel, 9.5" x 15"
Private Collection




 

FLOWERS STANDING, 2017
Acrylic, carved shina plywood on panel, 14" x 11"
$550




 

 

SNOW DAY 1 & 2, 2017
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 16" x 16" each
$800 each




 

 

NIGHT GARDEN, 2017
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 19.5" x 19"
Private Collection




 

 

BLUE PAIR, 2017
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 12.5" x 12" each
$550 each




 

 

PICNIC, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 19" x 19"
$1,150




 

GROTTO 2, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 25" x 24.5"
$1,700




 

SMALL GROTTO, 2016
Acrylic on birch on panel 18" x 16"
Private Collection




 

GREEN CURTAIN, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 23.5" x 24"
$1,650




 

HIGH RISE 1 & 2, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 16" x 16.5" each
Private Collection




 

STARLING, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved maple on panel, 15" x 10.5"
Private Collection




 

CENTERIPIECE, 2016
Acrylic, carved shina plywood, 12" x 12.5"
Private Collection




 

SMALL CHICKADEE, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 10.5" x 8.5"
Private Collection




 

BLUE CITY 1 & 2, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 11" x 10.5 each
$450 each




 

WATER LINE, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 10" x 11.5"
Private Collection




 

SOME GLAD MORNING, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 31.5" x 27.5"
Private Collection




 

TREASURE, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 23.5" x 24.5"
$1,700




 

CROCUSES, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 26" x 25"
$1,800




 

RAIN OR SHINE, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch on panel, 21" x 19"
Collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC






 

WEEKEND, 2016
Acrylic, ink, and carved birch on panel, 38" x 39.5"
$4,000







 

BLUE PITCH, 2016
Acrylic, ink, and carved birch on panel, 33" x 34"
$3,200







 

ORIOLE ON BRANCH, 2016
Acrylic, ink, and carved birch on panel, 15" x 10"
Private Collection






 

BLUE JAY, 2016
Acrylic, ink, and carved birch on panel, 15" x 10"
Private Collection






 

CEDAR WAX WING, 2016
Acrylic, ink, and carved birch on panel, 15.5" x 9.5"
Private Collection






 

RADIAL BURST 1, 2016
Acrylic, ink, and carved birch on panel, 19.5" x 19.5"
$1,250






 

RADIAL BURST 2, 2016
Acrylic, ink, and carved birch on panel, 19.5" x 19.5"
$1,250






 

BRIGHT BUDS, #1-4, 2016
Acrylic, ink, and carved birch on panel, Approximately 20" x 10" each
$425 each




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Artist Statement
My artwork is a personal response to my experiences and my natural environment. I work with wood because it has a warmth and history that it carries with it, and it reflects my strong respect for nature. I like that it comes out of the ground and has a textural and tactile energy to it.

In creating my work, I take an evolutionary approach, responding to the physical materials involved and making use of different media for their individual strengths and their combined expressive power. Typically this involves building layers of mark making, painting and carving images that resonate with me emotionally, and combining them over time in the studio.

Public Collections
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Community of Hope, Washington, DC
Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Public Arts Trust, Arts and Humanities Council, Montgomery County, MD
U.S. State Department, in Washington D.C.
University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, MD
Washington, D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Private Collections
American Bankers Association, Washington, DC
Capital One, Reston, VA
Center on Education Policy, Washington, DC
Crowell & Moring, LLP, Washington, DC
Dickinson Landmeier LLP, Washington, DC
KPMG, LLP, Washington, D.C.