Visiting Artist: Luzene Hill
November 1, 2020
Luzene Hill is a multi-media artist, best known for socially engaged conceptual installations, reflecting interdisciplinary scholarship in visual art, women’s studies, and Native American culture.
Through work informed by pre contact culture of the Americas Hill advocates for indigenous sovereignty – linguistic, cultural and personal sovereignty. Recent work, employing indigenous matrilineal motifs, asserts female agency and challenges male dictated hierarchies.
An enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, Hill has exhibited throughout the U.S., in Canada, Russia, Japan and the UK. Awards include the 2019 Ucross Fellowship, 2016 NACF Fellowship, 2015 Eiteljorg Fellowship and 2015 First People’s Fund Fellowship. Her work is featured in Susan Powers’ book “Cherokee Art: Prehistory to Present”, Josh McPhee’s “Celebrate People’s History!: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution”, and the PBS documentary, “Native Art NOW!”
Generously co-sponsored by The First People’s Fund.
Untitled by Luzene Hill