Aron Hill

Biography

Aron Hill currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta. He graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2000 with a BFA in Interdisciplinary studies. He then completed his MFA at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His work there evolved into installation based projects using traditional drawing and painting methods alongside formal sculptural elements, large format photography and text based work. He has recently been focused on formalist paintings that recall aspects of minimalism and color field paintings though with references to the figure throughout. He finds conceptual company in the late Modernist paintings produced particularly in Canada. The choice of a restricted medium, acrylic ink washes on prepared raw canvas, forces restraint. The work's graphic nature relies on the sheer flatness this medium produces. Aron has exhibited internationally, occasionally lectures, and writes.

Education 

2006         MFA, Master of Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London
2000         BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Interdisciplinary Studies) Alberta College of Art and Design 

Arts Administration 

2006-current     Arts Advisory, Collections Management and Consulting Curatorial and technical services 

2012-2014         Community Workshop, Founder and Director, Arts Administration Community based arts education centre 

2006-2009         Red Deer College, Curator of Permanent Art Collection (Faculty Position) 
                            Head of visiting artist program 
                            Arts administration, Collection Management: 
                            Management of existing collection which included research for educational programming, Accessioning and

                            de-accessioning, new acquisitions, Canadian Cultural Properties applications, Grant writing and research,

                               and archival updates. 

2006-2009         Bilton Centre for Contemporary Art, Curator and Programming 

2002-2005         attn: design group, Art Director 

1998-1999         Science Alberta Foundation, Art direction and Project management, Committees and Special Projects 

Residencies

2018        Arquetopia, Puebla, Mexico
2017        Artist Ranch Project, Alberta, Canada  

Publications

2019        Relation and Identity with Jesus Caba, Poetry and Non-fiction, (Release in 2020)
2018        From The Archives, Living Documents, Non-fiction: Editor
2016        Love With the Enemy, Short Stories
2013        The Watercolors, Fiction: Novela
2007        Mapping Modernism, Art from the RDC permanent art collection exhibition and catalogue.
2005        Atelocyte, Fiction:Novel

Committees

2006-08        Western Canadian Institute of Arts and Culture, Red Deer, AB 
2006-08        RDC Acquisitions Committee, Red Deer College, AB 
2007-08        BFA Degree Development and planning group, Red Deer College, AB

 


Selected Exhibitions
2019    Full Spectrum: Shayne Dark and Aron Hill, Oeno Gallery, ON
2019    Damn Good Paintings, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2019    Spring Salon, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary,AB
2018    Press Play, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON
2018    BLACK AND WHITE (AND RED ALL OVER): PART 3, Kritische Kunst, Berlin
2018    Sampler 2018, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2017    Paintings and Drawings, Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary AB
2017    Colour Break, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON
2016    Echo, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON
2013    A Reading Room, The Art Gallery of Calgary, AB
2009    Taste the World & Digest It, Newzones, Calgary, AB
2008    Foreground.Background, Elementa Modern Art, Dubai, UE
2007    Colony, The Weiss Gallery, Calgary. AB
2007    Unnatural Response, Art Gallery of Calgary, AB
2006    Birds in Opposition: A Natural History, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005    New Work, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2004    Combustible, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2002    Out Reach, Van Alen Institute, New York, NY
2002    LOVELAND, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2001    Zippity Zip, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000    Inheritance, AV Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1998    Exchange, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
1998    New Work, Marion Nickel Gallery, Calgary, AB
1997    Reproduction, The Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB


Collections

RBC, Suncor, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Alberta University of the Arts as well as private collections in New York, Chicago, Seattle and across Canada.
 

Herringer Kiss Gallery

101, 1615 10 Ave SW

Calgary, AB T3C 0J7
P: 403.228.4889

info@herringerkissgallery.com

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