About

 

 

Artist Bio

Bobby Hill (b.1973), is the NYC based visual artist whose career started as an illustrator. He began painting on canvas in 2008 after returning to the US from my first trip overseas. His work has been commissioned by Coca Cola, Nike, XXL Magazine, Slam Magazine, The Source Magazine, and The James Luxury Hotels. He has also been featured in Mass Appeal Magazine, Gen Art, Max Fish, The Grey Worldwide Gallery, The Art Directors Club, a number of events throughout NYC and several galleries in Europe. Throughout his career, he has sold countless artworks to various celebrity buyers. From 2010-2019, he produced a few of his own solo art exhibitions and promoted them by hiding $50,000 worth of art prints around the streets and trains of NYC and abroad. As Bobby Hill continues to paint large scale on canvas and wood, his line of art prints can be found at West Elm, the 9-11 Memorial Museum, Hudson Yards and Rockefeller Center to name a few. 

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The Journey:

Meeting Warhol

At the age of six, I attended a Michael Jackson concert at Madison Square Garden with a schoolmate and her mother. There was a strange looking guy with white hair sitting right in front of us who asked to take our picture. After he took the photo, I asked the girl’s mother who the guy was and she told me it was Andy Warhol. I then asked her what he did for a living and her answer was that I would find out when I got older. Years later I did some research, found out all about “The Factory” and how he used screen-printing to create his art. This chance encounter is what got me interested in the silkscreen process.

Coca Cola and the Development of a New Style

After the Coca Cola commission in 2001, where I produced 100 original screenprints for their top executives on the east coast, I was able to take some time off and briefly make art for art’s sake. During this period I stopped drawing and begin to experiment with color by throwing it around on paper reminiscent of Jackson Pollock. This allowed me to first understand how color corresponds to one another and when I took it a step further and finally added images within it, I understood how various colors could make the same image feel entirely different.

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Artist CV

 

Capital One Corporate Office NYC 2020

@BobbyHillArt- The Print Show NYC 2019

STELLAR NYC 2019

 

The Port Authority Art Installation 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YncPcNvDjmo

 

James Hotel NYC 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0M1McYhwg0

 

Bhillboards Tour Mouche Gallery LA California 2013

https://mouchegallery.com/move-over-oscar-artist-bobby-hill-live-in-studio-at-mouche-gallery/

 

Bhillboards Tour James Hotel Miami Beach 2012

http://www.cartwheelart.com/2012/12/27/fashonart-miami-basel-dinner/

 

Bhillboards Euro Tour Spring 2012

https://vimeo.com/56984312

 

Bhillboards NYC 9/11/2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMi23OdI3e4

 

112 Greene St - Work To Do Group Art Show, Soho NYC 2008 

https://112greene.wordpress.com/

 

Momentos Solo Art show Seville Spain 2008

The Grey Worldwide Gallery NYC 2008

The Art Directors Club NYC 2008

Gen Art Splashlight Studios Art Show 2002

Max Fish LES NYC 2001

 

Collectors/ Commissions/ Features

 

1 World Trade Center NYC 2020

Andersen Hotel Copenhagen 2014

CB2 2013

The Source Magazine 2012

Nike 2009

Mass Appeal Magazine 2002

Coca Cola 2001

XXL Magazine 2001

Slam Magazine 2001