12 Sep Luzene Hill
Fellowship: Conversations (2015)
Cultural Affiliation: Eastern Band of Cherokee
Born, raised, and living in Atlanta, Georgia, Hill also spent time as a youth with her Cherokee family during summer vacations in North Carolina. A Western Carolina University alumna, she received both her Bachelor of Fine Arts, summa cum laude, in 2007, and a Master of Fine Arts in 2012 from that university. From 2006 to 2007, Hill was a National Artist Advisory Board member for ATLATL; in 2009, she received an Individual Artist Grant from the National Native Creative Development; in 2015, a First Peoples Fund Fellowship; and in 2016, a Native Arts and Culture Foundation National Artist Fellowship. She also taught at Callanwolde Arts Center from 2014 to 2017, and in 2012, her drawings were exhibited in the travelling expedition Octopus Dreams: 200 Works on Paper by Contemporary Native American Artists. Illustrator, painter, and performance and installation artist, Hill focuses on the difficult but important topic of violence against women, thereby, providing a voice for the silence that prevails in these experiences.