Justine Hill makes abstract paintings using elemental marks and shapes that are distinguished by color, value, and opacity. She works by adding layers, which while physical and permanent, allude in form and opacity to digital painting tools. She works in both a traditional rectangular painting format and in sculptural, shaped canvases she calls “Cut Outs,” reminiscent of Elizabeth Murray. Hill writes, “the recent non-rectangular pieces are highly personified… they are creatures with their own quirky and complex stories.”
Justine Hill received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from the College of the Holy Cross. She has had solo exhibitions at Denny Gallery (New York), Kathryn Markel Fine Arts (New York), Blueshift Project (Miami), and Galerie Protégé (New York), and has been in critically reviewed group shows such as Metamodern at Denny Gallery (New York) and Immediate Female at Judith Charles Gallery (New York). Her work has been reviewed or featured in Hyperallergic, New York Magazine, The Observer, The Huffington Post, Artsy, Artspace, Arte Fuse, Two Coats of Paint, and On Verge.