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Luzene Hill

Luzene Hill

2021 Resident

Luzene Hill is a multi-media artist, best known for socially engaged conceptual installations and performances. Her work reflects interdisciplinary scholarship in visual art, women's studies, Native American culture - topics that are integral to her background and personal journey.

Through work informed by pre-contact culture of the Americas Hill advocates for Indigenous sovereignty - linguistic, cultural and individual sovereignty. These concepts form the basis of her installations, performances, drawings and artist's books. Recent work, employing Indigenous matrilineal motifs, asserts female agency and challenges male dictated hierarchies.

An enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Hill lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Russia, Japan and the United Kingdom. Her awards include the 2019 Ucross Fellowship, the 2016 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts, the 2015 Eiteljorg Museum Fellowship and 2015 First Peoples Fund Fellowship. Recent residencies include 2020 Social Engagement Artist Residency, IAIA MoCNA and 2020 Invited Artist Residency, Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Hill's work is featured in Susan Powers' book, "Cherokee Art: Prehistory to Present", Josh McPhee's book, "Celebrate People's History!: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution", and the PBS Documentary, “Native Art NOW!”.

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